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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Curriculum support for NSW Public Schools

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    These resources support the collaborative teaching and learning partnership of teacher-librarians and teachers. They offer

  • opportunities to extend and enhance the educational and curriculum development role of teacher-librarians
  • collaborative activities and possibilities for action research and evidence based practice

Links4Learning, Raps and book raps, work samples, information literacy units, Book Week ideas are included.

Scan features articles which provide helpful ideas for supporting literacy, literature, and information literacy in a digital world. Here are some sample articles for you to enjoy. Subscribe to Scan for these and other articles which offer current support and practical ideas for teacher librarians working with teachers in the digital age.

CALLOW, J. (2008) New literacies, New York & Web 2.0: a little knowledge is a helpful thing! in Scan 27 (4) November, pp. 13-16. Ideas on how new literacies and new technologies enable students to share information and knowledge. 

        Programming, planning and resourcing Connected Outcomes Groups

 

Making connections – more about the Curriculum Planning and Programming materials is a PowerPoint designed to provide background information about the materials available. Activities throughout the PowerPoint focus on the implementation of these materials within your local school context, providing opportunities for teacher-librarians to collaborate with classroom teachers.               

Margaret Porter, Principal Tregeagle PS, talks about the benefits of involving the Teacher Librarian when working with COGs  

MAUGLE, G. (2008) A snapshot of interactivity at Wiley Park Public School library, in Scan 27 (3) August, pp. 4-9, highlights the use of IWBs as engaging teaching and learning tools, with examples of K-6 students interacting with technology in the library.

PERICLES, K. (2008) Happily blogging @ Belmore South, in Scan 27 (2) May, pp. 4-6, explores the use of blogs, avatars, vokis and wikis to engage students in creative, purposeful learning with meaningful audiences.

School library websites virtually extending learning support (2008) in Scan 27 (4) November, pp. 17-27. Suite of articles from teacher librarians with ideas for websites supporting connected learning in their schools.

SNEDDON, L. (2009) e-mates@ Kempsey High School, in Scan 28 (2) May, pp. 4-7. Wonderfull experiences with students engaged in reading and sharing reading journeys with online mates.

UNSWORTH, Len (2007) Using e-literature and online literary resources in the primary and secondary school. Part 1 Scan 26 (1) February, pp. 13-18. This article explores familiar and new forms of literary narratives.

UNSWORTH, Len (2007) Using e-literature and online literary resources in the primary and secondary school. Part 2: practical approaches Scan 26 (2) May, pp. 10-17. This article explores familiar and new forms of literary narratives.

WALL, J. (2009) Teaching power searching, in Scan 28 (1) February, pp. 12-16. Resources and strategies for teaching searching.

 MOVIE MAKER Windows Movie Maker watch the movie, read the Scan article

 

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