FUSE learning resource: 1000Poppies

FUSE learning resource: 1000Poppies

1000Poppies has been created by History Teachers’ Association of Victoria, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, and DEECD. It is a place where students from around the world can share their feelings, experiences, and stories about war. Students are able to use…

Guest post: An international 3-way webchat for Gippsland youth

Guest post: An international 3-way webchat for Gippsland youth

On 21st May 2011, an innovative group took part in an international 3-way co-author webchat via Skype.  The chat was set up by Phong Truong, Branch Support Librarian of the Civic Centre, Port of Sale, Wellington Shire. The webchat allowed rural…

Worth Reading - Bev Novak's PLN reflections and interview with Judith Way

Worth Reading – Bev Novak’s PLN reflections and interview with Judith Way

Bev Novak, author of the always interesting blog NovaNews, has written a post that is a reflection on her participation in SLAV and SLV’s PLN program 2010, with a fantastic, insightful interview with Judith Way. Judith was a mentor of PLN participants and…

Guest post: Junior M's blogging and global collaboration, by Michelle Scott

Guest post: Junior M’s blogging and global collaboration, by Michelle Scott

Michelle Scott is a teacher at St. Luke the Evangelist School, Blackburn South, Victoria. Michelle has developed a bright, engaging blog with her junior class called Junior M’s Learning Journey that showcases their learning using web 2.0 technology. The class is also involved in a…

Worth reading: Comments on the future of libraries and librarians

Worth reading: Comments on the future of libraries and librarians

The Houston Chronicle Editorial recently published the article ‘Elegy for librarians: After all the budget cutting’s done, who’ll be around to help us ask the sharper questions’ (March 30th, 2011). While this article is a solid look at some of the roles of libraries…

Guest post: Class blog 'Learning Together' by Marie Kennedy

Guest post: Class blog ‘Learning Together’ by Marie Kennedy

Marie Kennedy is a prep teacher at St. Luke the Evangelist School, Blackburn South, Victoria. Marie and her prep students’s class blog, Learning Together, is a wonderful example of how web 2.0 tools can be used to support and extend teaching and…

Connecting with GiggleIT

Connecting with GiggleIT

The Giggle IT Project is run in partnership with the IASL (International Association of School Librarianship). It is aimed at 10 – 14 year olds, but can be adapted to other ages. Once registered, the work submitted to the GiggleIT Team will…