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Virtual mentor – words from guru Joyce

I first saw this Vimeo clip a couple of years ago – and have revisited it recently as I reflect on how my repertoire of skills has increased; my knowledge has developed and my philosophy on being a teacher-librarian has become more clear throughout my Masters studies over the last 2 years.  I thought it worth embedding within my blog because it is such a powerful presentation of all the things to consider, as I aspire to be a better ‘information specialist’.

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Learning 2.0 – Steve Wheeler’s thoughts

We’ve shaped the development and changes in technology – and these new technologies are now shaping the way we learn.

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About ePortfolios – what’s my purpose?

The ‘process’ / ‘product’ dichotomy becomes evident when considering the requirements of the ePortfolio that is part of the culminating course of my Masters Degree.  We’re assured it’s a reflection of our learning development into the role of a teacher librarian.  However, the inclusion of digital artefacts and some evidence of growth and alignment towards ‘professional standards’ will surely be a necessary element to demonstrate the attainment of ‘mastery’ level  as an information specialist.

So – on reflection – the whole ‘process’ with samples of ‘product’ – should be evident in the ‘blog’ recordings archived over the past two years.  The additional creation of a ‘Reflective’ ePortfolio (focusing on particular aspects of the role) seems superfluous!  Note to self – give them what they want!

I found the embedded slideshare useful for clarification of my thoughts and ideas for future consideration.

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The infographic is so visual!

Though I haven’t created my own infographic as yet – it’s a goal!  I’m usually impressed with those that I find.  Some more-so than others for their style and colour, others for the incredible information content!  The sample below reflects the move by emerging users to a more mobile connectedness.

Though I tried – it wouldn’t embed for me! So here’s the link!

http://bit.ly/YM4KoA

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Curating for learning

Though I liked lots about this Slideshare and have been finding professional value in curating for some time, I feel there needs to be more emphasis placed on the fact that we too, act as filters as we ‘choose’ items/articles to collect.  Too little has ‘value added’ to it by commenting on what we think about it; our experiences and ideas related to the item.  The spread of our PLN will help to broaden opinion and exposure to variety in the information from which we can choose during any curation exercise.

http://www.slideshare.net/lnash/curation-for-schools

Value add for learning.

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The Future of School Libraries – YouTube

The Future of School Libraries – YouTube.

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Tweet flight path . . .

The things you learn via a Tweet!!

Did you investigate my ‘Storify’ of the SLAQ2012 Conference tweets?  Well the following week, there was a Tech gathering in Sydney that I followed ‘virtually’ (actually Friday only – those tech people are prolific!). The couple of tweets to the right came through on the day (I had to edit out quite a bit – they’re big on retweeting!!)  I didn’t realise I’d be wearing two of those hats!! (costumes!- been to any P parties lately??).  Then I found this tweet today linked to one of the chaps who had been in Sydney and gone home to add to this blog. Thought it might be interesting to share the link here.

It takes you to the Getting Smart Blog.  Guest writer Frank Catalano shared what he saw as three trends happening in technology – the third one about e-non-fiction becoming more accessible – looks most interesting for librarians.        http://bit.ly/Lkg1qD

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