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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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Exciting changes to ClickView Online

There have been some exciting changes made to ClickView recently that help facilitate great teaching and learning. ClickView Online The whole School, including ELC and Junior School teachers and students can now use ClickView Online. Through this service, you have access to: Albert – an excellent search tool for finding videos matched to the Australian […]

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ClickView TV

ClickView TV is a new feature that provides access to carefully selected educational videos. Regularly updated with new content, this service curates material according to topic and takes the hard work out of selecting appropriate videos. Videos of interest can then be added to your Workspace; a useful repository for storing your videos for future use […]

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Open Education Resources and Copyright

You will all know about the ever-increasing availability of OER (Open Education Resources), including Creative Commons resources – “teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are a teacher, student or self learner”. They are widely used and popular: they are free; they are licensed for unrestricted distribution; and they may […]

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Great Reading Resources for ELC and JS Students

A LibGuides page; Great Reads has been created to assist parents in promoting good books to their boys by providing access to a range of resources that promote recreational reading. The main page provides links to a variety of online audio and eBooks that are freely available. The guide also provides links to online book reviewing sites and promotes two print books about […]

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New Features in Overdrive

Overdrive Media Console is currently being updated to enhance the reader’s experience.  Many of the new features are now available and the full package will be available on August 20th with the rollout of  v. 3.0 of the Overdrive software.   This new version for both Android and iOS promises to streamline the reader’s experience and will include: the ability […]

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Glossopedia: A fantastic free encyclopedia for children

Glossopedia; a multi-media encyclopaeida,  is a great research tool specifically designed for young children, providing content related to science, nature, animals and culture.  According to their website: Glossopedia is a first of its kind resource, but its real advantage is in the depth of its visually exciting, rich multi-media content, including photos and video of […]

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Databases to Help With Choosing a Good Book

The Library has recently purchased two databases; Who next? which is a guide to children’s authors and Who Else Writes Like? which is concerned with teen and young adult literature. These useful tools are designed to assist students find an author who writes similar stories to an author they have previously enjoyed. The databases are also searchable according to genre and […]

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New Multicultural Resources in the ELC Library

To assist you in developing an international focus within your curriculum area, the library has recently purchased some books with a multicultural perspective.  These will be on display in the ELC library soon. The Other Bears by Michael Thompson Tolerance  Mang the Wild Orangutan by Joan van Lo Orangatangs   Fang Fang’s Chinese New Year by Sally […]

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Research Indicates eBooks Improve Reading

Last year, the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities and Softlink Australia released a report titled eBooks for Leisure and Learning outlining a trial examining the effect of using eBooks for structured learning and also recreational reading on students’ reading ability and interest in reading.  The report concluded that the time students spent reading increased when […]

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