Library Network Meeting for TLs & Teachers 10 September, 2012 Term 3 St Joseph's Parramatta Park
Thank you for your participation
Thank you to Jo Martorella for hosting our Term 3 Networking Day. Thank you also to everyone present for your willingness to share ideas and information. This always makes for a much more fruitful day.
Please find a copy of the ppt used on the day here.
National Year of Reading (& Beyond)
We need to encourage more reading in our schools. Statistics claim via love2read.com.au that 47% of Australians are illiterate.
Via our school libraries our challenge is to orchestrate this 'high impact' events that require 'low level' organisation and management to get students enthused about reading. Some ideas being used at schools are shared below:-
Literature Cafe - Jo Martorella
‘Literature Cafe’ - Jo Martorella
Students are served books, biscuits and a drink at the St Joseph's Literature Cafe. This event has been very popular. Cafes have been split into P-3 and 4-7.
Many variations on the idea possible e.g. theme of the cafe could be Books that make you cry ... Books that make you scared etc
Resources at Diocesan Resource Centre
Website shared by Ann Blakeney
Digital Signage :Create a Playlist of Book Trailers on Youtube (if you have access)
Fran Hughes sample playlist book trailers
Reading Olympics Continued 2013 - Verdi Reid
Students and teachers earned medals for their reading during the Olympics.
For example if you read:-
Winners photographs were taken with their face as Wenlock (The 2012 Olympic Mascot) - see the LA Networking Day for photographs
=> Downloadable Olympic Reading Challenge
The event has been so successful a similar event is going to be planned for next year. Perhaps it will be Uhu the Owl as the mascot for the St Andrew's Readers Challenge 2013.
Vote a Reader
At St Gerard Majella School, there are 4 iPads up for grabs in a whole school reading competition! The competition will continue on until the end of the year.
Teachers and school officers can write children's names onto tickets to go into the draw. The more entries in the better the chance of winning. Children do not necessarily have to be good at reading to receive an entry into the competition. Struggling readers (who have put in a great effort) are awarded also. Basically it is an incentive to get children to read read read!
Promotion of Reading : Using the Catalogue to Promote
adding links to media files in notes of catalogue (see instructions on Library Assistant Networking page : Cataloguing Tips - Multimedia Files)
Including Hyper Links in Catalogue Notes
(Via Ann Gillespie on listserv LIBCODENET]
Link to sample records
"The entries include links to where I can I add something that will enhance the learning or engagement with the library resources and the library catalogue is the key or first access point to that experience.
So imagine if you will, sitting in a space with the students, small screens in hand and using the links in the library catalogue to explore further."
What are the teachers reading?
via Chris Weedon MSB
Competition : Students try to match book covers with teachers in an attempt to predict what they might be reading.
Chapters for Chocolate
via Chris Weedon MSB
Gifts of chocolate in the library at the end of a lunchtime reading session.
eLending - borrowing ebooks from the Diocesan Resource Centre
Please see the Current News section of our online catalogue for further instructions)
Ongoing costs - 14c per download charged monthly. Is it possible to cap this at $760 per year.
ebooks are purchased from Wheelers
What is happening in schools with eReaders?
St Augustine's have a number of Kindles that are loaned out. Each Kindle has a selection of books on them that the school owns.
St Andrew's have been using the Sony eReader for use with English classes. The Sony eReader also plays audio files so a class can have the text and audio for study of Shakespear.
Encyclopedia Britannica - Webinar
QCEC ICT Symposium - Feedback
via Liam Garvey at QCEC
Please find below links to the QCEC ICT SYmposium presentations. Please note that some files are quite large.
· Teaching Teachers for the Future (prezi presentation - school video removed as use did not extend to public access)
· Palnet (10Mb viewable online as Google Docs file or downloadable as PowerPoint file)
· PLANE (71Mb download via DropBox- has embedded video – be patient!...could be 20mins+ depending on link…otherwise just refer to smaller ‘no video’ version or the PLANE website)
· PLANE Vs2 (24Mb download no video)
· ICT in Everyday Learning – Teacher Online Toolkit (WEBSITE via Scootle ID S4977)
o Teacher Online Toolkit RESEARCH
o Teacher Online Toolkit TRIAL
Stay tuned to the next edition of Scootle News via the Scootle website or subscribe to their Twitter feed for the upcoming enhancements to Improve announced at the forum. Thanks again for your comments and participation.
Professional Learning in ICTs Anywhere Anytime. Project funded as a part of the Digital Education Revolution (DER)
Providing a range of entry levels from beginner to more advanced ability with ICTs. Various options for learning are provided: Virtual World, TeachMeets, Courses
Maintain a professional online learning portfolio - keep track of evidence of professional learning
Upcoming Festival PLANE 19-20 Oct, 2012
What are the implications for students information literacy/ fluency?