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Scan: An online journal for K to 12 educators

We have recently renewed our subscription to Scan which, according to their site, ‘is a leading refereed journal that focuses on the interaction between information in a digital age and effective student learning.’ Although the periodical has a heavy focus on libraries, it is also relevant to K to 12 teachers and provides articles about: quality […]

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Academic Integrity LibGuide

If you are looking for information and resources to assist your students with academic integrity, visit the Hutchins Academic Integrity Guide. Videos and information are available to assist your students to understand plagiarism and how to reference. Where possible, students should be using multi-media content that has been labelled for reuse and the Finding Creative […]

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18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

If you are looking for tools that support the inquiry process, then it’s worth checking Dianne Darrow’s blog post featured in Edutopia –  Creativity on the run: 18 Apps to support the creative process.  The post provides a list of recommended apps (both paid and free) that are useful for supporting the inquiry process within […]

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EasyBib Videos that Teach Information Literacy Skills

EasyBib; a provider of information literacy tools, has developed a series of videos for use in the classroom that teach a variety of information literacy skills. These are short, engaging animations aimed at middle and senior school and cover a variety of topics such as paraphrasing, use of primary and secondary sources, how to use […]

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Database and Google Search Tips LibGuides Page

It is an important skill for students to be able to effectively search a database or use a search engine to obtain the best possible search results and students need explicit teaching of these skills. To this end, the guide Database and Google Search Tips has been created for Middle and Senior School students providing […]

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WolframAlpha – A Computational Knowledge Engine

WoframAlpha is a tool that enables the user to easily gather data or compute  information.  According to their website, they ‘aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything’.  For example, the query ‘Australia population’ will provide […]

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Using Primary Sources of Information

Encourage the Use of Primary Sources of Information Promoting the use of primary sources of information such as statistical data, diaries and letters,  is a useful strategy to develop critical thinking skills, engage students and foster academic integrity.   A  much more detailed explanation as to why we should be using these types of resources in […]

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