Feedly

Feedly

Cameron Hocking, Education Officer at the State Library of Victoria talks about Feedly, an application that lets you view feeds from your Google Reader account in a magazine style interface. The following screencast looks at how to use Feedly’s main…

Google Verbatim and search tools

Google Verbatim and search tools

A little reminder about the range of search tools now available on Google, which enable students to search much more actively and in a more targeted fashion. Some of these tools have been around for a while, but Google is…

Google image search: advanced features

Google image search: advanced features

Most students use Google’s image search but have rarely seen the advanced features of the engine. The advanced search option, which appears to the right of the search bar, lets you limit your search to line drawings, faces, specific colours,…

Europeana

Europeana

Europeana is a repository for thousands of digitised resources from some of Europe’s premier research institutions. Over 1500 institutions have contributed source material and high resolution versions of many items can be downloaded and viewed on the site. You can…

SLAV conference reflections: Hamish Curry

Hamish Curry, Education Manager at the State Library of Victoria shares his reflections on Monday’s SLAV conference where he presented on how to create with library data. About 200 library technicians and assistants arrived at Etihad Stadium on Monday 17th…

Cool tools for students

Jenny Luca, Teacher Librarian at Toorak College, presents three vodcasts in the Merspi VCE Advantage series, which look at some really useful online tools that can help students with organization, notetaking and presenting their work. These videos cover the how, what…

Reference tools for the 21st century

Guest blogger Ria Coffey shares a few ideas taken from Dr. Joyce Valenza, guest speaker at the recent SLAV conference. Staff members have been using these tools in Teaching and Learning at St. Patrick’s College in Ballarat: Bibme This easy…