The presentation isn’t just for ‘Grads’ – remember that saying – ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life’ – so it’ll work for everyone at any time.
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website’s credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
The inclusion of the school librarian is significant!
See on www.edweek.org
Unlike pages on the visible Web (that is, the Web that you can access from search engines and directories), information in the Deep Web is just not visible to the software spiders and crawlers that create search engine indexes. Since this information makes up the vast majority of available content on the Web, we are potentially missing out on some pretty amazing resources.
Just a reminder about what ‘else’ is out there to access!
See on websearch.about.com
Australian Curriculum Lessons is a website dedicated to providing lesson, activities, resources and information to Australian teachers.
Crowd-sourced information. Updates via Facebook with links to awide variety of curriculum interests.
See on www.facebook.com
“Have you tried 30 Hands yet? This free iOS app is a great storytelling or presentation app that has lots of potential for the classroom. I first learned about it from the TCEA iPad site, and my head has been spinning with classroom applications ever since.”
Another app to support digital technologies into language programs.
See on jonathanwylie.com
This week is National Cyber Security Awareness Week and is a perfect opportunity for the launch of Project 13, an initiative of national and state school library associations, national library association, philanthropic and corporate partners to help keep kids and teens safe online.
Project 13 recognises the special role of school libraries as a place where students access and use information online, and the opportunity library staff have to promote effective digital citizenship behaviour and responsibility. The project complements other school initiatives to deal with cybersafety by positioning school library staff as having an important role in keeping students safe online.
The Project 13 website can be found at
and will be launched today, Monday 20 May.
Through Project 13, school library teams will have access to web-based resources and information tip sheets led by eSmart, a cybersafety system from The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, to offer guidance to students and parents. Industry partner, Softlink will be conducting research into school libraries and cybersafety as part of its annual Australian School Library Survey.
Being involved in Project 13 assists you in your work towards the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments.
Information via The Hub – network for TLs.
Image from personal collection.