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10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources

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Wondering how to get your students to use and analyze primary sources instead of their beloved Wikipedia? Here are some great resources for primary sources.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

American examples in focus – there are Australian ones to identify too.

See on www.edudemic.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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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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Free Technology for Teachers: On YouTube You Can Now Find Free Music to Legally Download and Re-use

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“For the last couple of years Vimeo has offered free music to download and re-use in your video projects. Now YouTube is offering the same thing through the YouTube Audio Library. This library is slightly different than the free music available when you use the YouTube slideshow creation tool. The music in the YouTube Audio Library is music that you can download to use in projects online and offline. You can search the library of music according to genre, mood, instrument, or duration. You can listen to the tracks before downloading them as MP3 files.”

See on www.freetech4teachers.com

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Bringing it all together . . .

While on my Work Placement at a P-12 college, I noticed that most ‘handout’ and booklet material had included some attribution to the creator.  I decided to go back and have a closer look at Creative Commons and learn how to do that on my own work.  So . . . I now have the symbols on the home page of my blog site and plan to use it on any future work I create. Will discuss this concept with colleagues at our face-to-face TL Network meeting this Thursday and add a similar widget to the TLsConnecting Blog.

Ideas connect and build . . .

Ideas connect and build . . .

Having gone into my ‘Dashboard’ to add a Creative Commons licence to my right sidebar (long overdue), I also noticed that the last 6 blog posts have been completed through my social book-marking connections. Namely – Scoopit and Pinterest.  Both active and visually appealing places where I have RSS feeds finding me links based on topics I’ve chosen.  Every other day I check the links that have been collected together for me and check out the ones I believe warrant closer inspection and then save some of the links and images to my own sites (boards and topics).  Adding the link to my blog site was made easy earlier this year when Scoopit added a ‘pop-up’ that allowed me to send out a tweet about my find and/or place it directly onto my blog site.  I like the idea – seems an efficient and effective way of saving and sharing the things I’ve found.  What these links do lack (since they are placed quickly) is the categorisation and tagging I usually give to my posts.  I need to check in and do that ‘little thing’ – to include them in my ‘searching system’ – as an item within my collection, each is desperately in need of ‘description’ – so I can later find them through their access points!  So, the concepts I’m learning in ETL505 I am able to apply to my own digital collection. Wow, I feel like I am bringing it all together?!*

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