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Advocacy for the TL position . . . continues . . . .

The process has to go beyond the mumbles and grumbles of those who can see the writing on the wall!

This published article documents the process the TL network in the ACT used to ‘shore up the leak’ of available positions.

http://www.asla.org.au/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/documents/weather_makers.pdf

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

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A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Lucid explaination for the need for well stocked libraries!

See on www.theguardian.com

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Resourcing the Australian Curriculum: Building Digital Collections – a review

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“Many are questioning the need for libraries to have digital collections, as access to information appears ubiquitous. With the answer to every question seemingly a ‘Google’ away, it is a common misconception that libraries and library staff are no longer needed. .  .  .

The provision of digital as well as physical collections provides not only what users need and demand, but also provides and supports equity of access.”

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Thanks Bris Catholic Ed and ResourceLink Crew!

See on resourcelinkbce.wordpress.com

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Creating a path – to find!

Wiki Pathfinder for Year 7 History Unit

Wiki Pathfinder for Year 7 History Unit

Wow, found this missive has been sitting in the ‘Drafts’ section for some time and thought I should get it out there!

The process of creating a pathfinder was challenging yet satisfying.  The task really brought relevancy to the kinds of collaborative teaching and planning that a TL can do with classroom teachers.  Ideally, the TL and the teacher together would identify the inquiry topic and assessment tasks, then research the types of resources that would be needed for these specific tasks and the level of language literacy ability within the student group.  Agreement will have been reached about the content of the site and which pages might be interactive for the students.  The ‘editing’ ability for the T and TL would need to be agreed too.  The focused selection of appropriate resources and task-specific information saves countless fruitless hours of ‘Google’ searching.  More time will be spent assessing and using the resources that have been evaluated by a TL as being uselful, relevant and authoritative. Access to a pathfinder or learning website would be a great reference for students and staff as they progress through the unit and whole research process.  The interactive features allow ‘feedback’ information the be considered for evaluation of the learning and effectiveness of the tool.

Although on this occassion, I didn’t produce this pathfinder in collaboration with a colleague, the process of planning and creating the site was a valuable learning experience for future use.  Creating a template for the pathfinder has now given me a format to use as an example for future reference.

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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

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Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Suggestions and examples for teachers at several stages of experience.

Note 4 me – Comic Life information p163.

See on www.etc.cmu.edu

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50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child

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According to a new study, the hallowed practice of bedtime reading is falling by the wayside — and that some quarter of a million children in the UK do not own a single book. This is a terrible sh…

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Chicks flown – so reading to other people’s under 10 chicks.

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6 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen

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Teachers really want to the ability to display their iPad or their
students’ iPads on a projector screen. Projecting on a large screen is
great for demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples.

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