Gold Coast study links school libraries and teacher librarians to literacy Katrina Germein reads her latest book, My Dad STILL Thinks He's Funny. Photography by Medea Patyi. Used with permission A recent study conducted by the School Library Association of Queensland (SLAQ) in partnership with QUT's Children and Youth Research Centre has created an invaluable snapshot of contemporary school libraries in Australia, and provided further evidence of the positive impacts that school libraries and teacher librarians can make to school communities and students' learning and social wellbeing. Research design Undertaken in 2012, the study addressed two research questions:
How Google Maps knows about traffic GoogleGoogle Maps on the iPhone. Last Saturday, as I was driving out of Brooklyn, Google Maps alerted me that there was traffic on the highway and that it had found a faster route out of the city. The robotic voice played over the speakers in my car, directing me to take surface roads rather than get on the highway, which is typically the fastest way. 2013 Australian School Library Survey - Softlink Key findings link school library resourcing to literacy. Download the 2013 survey report. The 2013 Australian School Library Survey, conducted by Softlink on behalf of the Australian School Library industry, examines key trends and issues impacting school libraries. Key analysis includes annual school library budgets, staffing levels in Australian school libraries and the relationship of budgets and staffing level to academic achievement and literacy.
Navigate and search the real world … online or off Roughly 60 percent of the world is without Internet today, and even where online access is available, it can still be spotty. That means that quick and easy access to information is still not possible for a majority of the population. This is a huge problem, especially as people attempt to navigate and explore the world around them, so Google Maps is taking steps to help people across the globe find directions and get where they’re going, even when they don’t have an Internet connection. Now you can download an area of the world to your phone, and the next time you find there’s no connectivity—whether it’s a country road or an underground parking garage—Google Maps will continue to work seamlessly. Whereas before you could simply view an area of the map offline, now you can get turn-by-turn driving directions, search for specific destinations, and find useful information about places, like hours of operation, contact information or ratings.
Blog Leckie and Leckie Welcome to the Leckie & Leckie blog Our Websites Categories Study Skills Chrome Remote Desktop for Android to Control Your PC from Anywhere Have you ever been somewhere and urgently you need a file stored in your home computer ? This is very common situation that most of us deal with, but now rather returning home and get it, Google has offered a better solution for this problem. Google – one of the most innovative tech companies on the planet, famous for providing new technologies to make every job easy for its users, has released Google's Chrome Remote Desktop service today for your Android Smartphones to remotely control your PC anytime, from anywhere. Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android provides an easier and secure interaction of your computer with your Android Smartphones. So, using this app you can control your desktop system or PC remotely from anywhere using your Android Smartphone, provided your Mac, Windows or Linux system has Chrome Remote Desktop app installed and running. 1.
Google Fiber Goes Down in KC, Credits 2 Days Service It was widely reported yesterday that Google Fiber had a service outage in its Kansas City market at a particularly bad time. It just so happened that Game 1 of the World Series was being played between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City when the outage occurred. The downtime lasted approximately 20 minutes to 3 hours depending on where the users were located. Tonight, I received an “An Apology from Google Fiber” in my inbox, which indicated they would be crediting 2 days of service to everyone in the Kansas City market: I just wanted to reach out to say how much we regret yesterday’s service outage. Promotional Materials Credo Staff Login Promotional Materials Tell your community about Credo Online Reference Service with the promotional materials below. Have a questions or a request? Contact Us.
12 Principles Of Mobile Learning 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2012 post Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. For 2016, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined. Introversion and me and schools – and you? One of the parts of my talks and training sessions for teachers and parents is about introversion, how it manifests itself and how it is negatively affected by a normal modern schoolday. This is usually the bit that generates the most comment and discussion afterwards. So, reproduced with permission, here is part of an email that came the other day: “It was a real pleasure to come along to the recent Youthlink AGM and hear you speak. What I took away from your talk was something that resonated on a personal level this time. Your description of the introvert, their behaviours and their absolute need to spend time alone, quietly processing, was a profound revelation to me.
In support of school libraries Author Cathy Cassidy's thoughts on the importance of school libraries: I see a lot of school libraries on my travels around the country as a children’s author - they are often where my school events begin and end, with a chat and a coffee and a meeting with a bunch of super-keen student librarians. I’ve seen libraries that look like something out of Hogwarts, all galleried and gorgeous and smelling of wood polish and magic; I’ve seen shiny, futuristic libraries that wouldn’t look out of place on the Starship Enterprise; and of course, plenty of libraries that aren’t fancy or grand at all, but buzzing with life and filled with kids and bright with artwork and posters. Where there is a school library - and that mythical, magical creature, a school librarian - there is hope.