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Web 2.0 tools in the information skills process Web 2.0 tools in the information skills process In this first phase, define exactly what the task is asking you to learn about and to do. Use Visuwords2 for the meanings of key words in the assignment. Merriam-Webster’s3 Visual Dictionary Online, or The Visual Dictionary4, can help place terms in a broader context. Not sure about other key words? Look at videos to see how others have defined your topic, or create your own short definition video at Wordia5. Choose the best search engine6 for your information needs—if you want Australian information, Study search7 may suit.
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SLAV Links General Resources and Directories Doug Johnson Includes articles on school technology and library issues Located at: IASL – Information Skills resources Links to some of the major online resources on information literacy development Located at: AASL Resource Guides for School Library Program Development A collection of annotated references and research Located at: SLAV Links
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For teaching ideas supporting the information skills process, including suggested uses of digital resources, go to the ISP K-6 matrix. Click on a COGs unit title to view, download or print the updated resources list. Note that this page is still under construction and items will be made live gradually. Multi-stage units resource lists are included in the units of work. SCIS numbers are included with many resources for teacher librarians to create order orders for the school library collection. COGs resource lists COGs resource lists
FRIDAY, 30 May 2014 A professional development seminar designed to inform and inspire primary and secondary school teachers and librarians, municipal librarians, literacy support professionals and those interested in promoting literacy. Venue: City of Greater Dandenong Civic Centre and Library, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong, Victoria Creative Net - Authors and Illustrators Creative Net - Authors and Illustrators
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You can do BIG things with Big6 Skills! Big6 is a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions by using information. Some call it information literacy, information communication, or ICT skills, or a process, but we call it the Big6. Using the Big6 information literacy process, you will identify information research goals, seek, use, and assemble relevant, credible information, then to reflect— is the final product effective and was my process efficient. Big6
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University Library: Digital Collections University Library: Digital Collections Digital Collections Listing by Name The Library's Digital Collections, available via a browser, are listed below. Internet Explorer is the preferred browser for accessing these collections. Click on a collection to find out more about what it has to offer. Note: Collections highlighted with an * can be searched using the "Search Selected Collections" box above. Access to some collections is restricted to on-campus use only.
RBL links RBL links Created by SLAQ. Succinct if not pithy! {*style:<b>What is resource-based learning?
full-school-libraries-report Over 1,500 secondary, middle, special and independent schools and 655 primary schools took part in a CILIP School Libraries Group commissioned survey into school library provision and use in the UK. Key findings from the survey School librarians support literacy and encourage reading for pleasure. There is a growing gap between the best services and the rest in terms of funding levels, staffing and services. 87% of qualified librarians contribute to information literacy work in their school. full-school-libraries-report
The Hub The Hub After 13 hearings in major Australian capital cities in 2010 and 2011, a bi-partisan House Committee of Inquiry published its Report School libraries and teacher librarians in 21st century Australia (March 2011). Few of its 11 Recommendations have been implemented, and none which bears upon the essential problem of the demise of a profession and its impact on declining student literacy and learning. Of the government’s response in November 2011, crucial concerns remain unaddressed:
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Welcome to SAFARI Asks: “what is information?” and considers the types of information that we use in everyday life and for studies. Recommended duration: 1 hour Looks at where information comes from and goes to; how it gets categorised and spread around, and where you may find it. Recommended duration: 1 hour Looks at how to think about information in ways that will allow you to create a search strategy, and use it to access catalogue and database resources. Welcome to SAFARI

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Picture Australia has been absorbed into Trove. It was originally launched in September 2000, and at that time, was a unique and ground breaking service, bringing together digitised images from cultural heritage collections around Australia for not only all Australians to see but also the world. Contemporary images were sourced from Flickr via a series of Groups, which ensured individual contributions to Picture Australia were included in the snapshot of Australiana.

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Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database The American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database is a tool to support school librarians and other educators in teaching the essential learning skills defined in the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. To register and begin using the Lesson Plan Database, visit Users can search the database for lesson plans by learning standards and indicators, content topic, grade-level, resources used, type of lesson or schedule, keyword and much more. In addition, registered users can bookmark lesson plans in a portfolio for future use, rate and comment on lesson plans in the community, print to PDF and socially share lesson plans on the web, and create and publish their own lesson plans in the database. Submissions to the Lesson Plan Database are vetted by AASL reviewers to ensure lesson plans published are of the highest quality.