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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Curriculum support for NSW Public Schools

Welcome to school libraries and information literacy support

Interested in collaborative learning and teaching for the connected environment? Want a 21st century school library that meets the needs of today’s learners? A library that supports digital age information literacies and reading?

Explore these pages for state wide policy advice, practical teaching and learning ideas, using resources and digital tools for exciting learning, programming suggestions for information literacies for all learning areas, resource reviews, and information on SCIS and Scan.


   


   


     


    

 

new Great support for 21st century classrooms and implementing new curriculum.

 

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Are you a Scootle user? DEC teachers can access NSW DEC Scootle in My Websites in portal. See also advice, implementation support and resources for NSW DEC teachers at AC-NSW syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum (NSW DEC intranet)

 

 
 Resourcing the Australian Curriculum: - a range of professional learning opportunities available in 2014

 

Ebooks for learning and leisure – see the November issue of Scan for articles about an exciting ebooks project. View the test project report, and articles by Colleen Foley and Wendy Dawson whose students created ebooks.
  
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 Aboriginal education K-12 resource guides
  

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NSW Department of Education and Communities supports reading.
Join the Reading Hour in 2014!! 

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Professional reading articles provide practical ideas for resourcing curriculum in a digital age. See Scan for more ideas you can use.
 

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Freely available ebooks are available 24/7 in Links4Learning for all DEC students and staff. Select your library in portal or use the shortcut on your school computers.  In OASIS Library go to H1 SCIS download > G3 Load special orders to download Links4Learning to your library catalogue. Read more about ebooks, SCIS, GMD and resourcing curriculum

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e-resources: a taster of possibilities and issues offers some background information about issues, potential resources and sample SCIS FAQs followed by some personal reflections from reviewers of e-resources and e-books. Ask your school library for Scan to see more articles and reviews, search the online reviews database and TaLe for more.

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  Envisioning school libraries:  School libraries 21c, Dr Ross Todd’s and Lyn Hay’s report of the of the 2009 School libraries 21C online discussion, is available. School libraries 21C: the conversation begins, the executive summary of the report, is also available.
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A taster of connected learning from Scan! See teaching ideas for using OneNote to organise information in Sally Rasaiah’s Students create OneNote digital notebooks as a prepublication, organisational tool. 
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Copyright help for students & teachersSMART Notebook.
This comprehensive resource is 80.7 MB in size - please allow for significant download time.

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Web 2.0 tools in the information skills process: Sites2See is available.
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ISP K-6 matrix: ideas and planning support: linking syllabus outcomes, information skills and ICT
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Links4Learning are available 24/7 for Departmental staff and students through their portal – simply select library. Also available in My library are:

  • PRC matches for the 2014 lists
  • Select the list in OASIS H3 management to provide lists for your library

For ideas about making the most of the OASIS Library browser and using the Web Filter check see the articles on OASIS Web Enquiry.

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Teaching support and ideas include:

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