ETL523 Assessment 2 Reflection

I did a small “action research” project for my Primary Education degree in the mid 1990’s. I decided to focus on and facilitate collaborative learning with my class. I called my project “Everyone Has a Part to Play”, focusing on explicit teaching of expected behaviours and a mindset in cooperative learning that “we all have […]

The Backbones to Online Collaborative Learning

We are about to form groups for our first assessment in ETL523 Digital Citizenship in Schools. My learning and experience in ETL504 Teacher Librarian as a Leader gave me some confidence and knowledge to fall back on as I approached this new group learning task. I knew that clear, regular, established lines of communication was […]

ETL523 Digital Citizenship in Schools: Steve Wheeler Reflection.

  After watching Steve Wheeler’s (2015) keynote address I reflected on my recent casual teaching day, teaching Year 6. During Maths, students had to use problem solving to draw a perfect pentagon with equal sides and angles. What was a simple instruction turned out to take most of the lesson. Students were challenged, engaged and […]

Leading from the middle

Leading from the middle has two meanings: 1. Type of leadership style 2. Position within the organisation Leading from the middle involves: * being visible * proactive in school and school community * create perception that I am the go-to person for curriculum, resourcing, literacy, information literacy, reference, research, copyright * being a change agent […]

Learning to Lead

Learning to Lead I am now halfway through my master’s degree. I have loved my journey of learning and growing and being stretched and challenged academically, professionally and personally. I have always felt that this subject would be my greatest challenge as I struggle with seeing myself as a direct, outspoken leader. My leadership style […]

ETL504 Teacher Librarian as Leader – Introductions Forum

July 30 Introductory forum post. Hi there, I am excited to finally be on board with this subject. I spent the first week volunteering at the Birdsville Big Red Bash. It’s an amazing experience combining camping (totally roughing it) with Australian music. It packed a unique experience of the Simpson Desert I’ll never forget. I […]

ETL503 Creative Commons Attribution Example

Here is my example of writing an attribution using Creative Commons licensing. A fitting display of books to read to your primary school students on their first day of school or first visit to the library. Only fitting for one week out before school starts for 2019! Creator: oddharmonic Title: Back-to-school Library Display URL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oddharmonic/6157734040/ […]

ETL503 Copyright, Creative Commons and the Library: Helpful Websites

Copyright, Creative Commons and the Library: Helpful websites. 1. Creative Commons Information Pack for Teachers and Studentshttp://creativecommons.org.au/content 2. This is a great site http://creativecommons.org.au/content/How_to_Attribute_CC_Materials_edu.pdf 3. How to find Creative Commons Licensed Materials. 4. Australian Library and Information Association. (n.d). ALIA on online content regulation. Retrieved from: http://www.alia.org.au/about-alia/policies-standards-and-guidelines/alia-online-content-regulation 5. Australian Digital Alliance and Australian Libraries Copyright […]

ETL503 Teaching Digital Citizenship? Common Sense Education will help.

About to teach Digital Citizenship? Common Sense Education is a fantastic website with resources for teachers such as lesson plans and professional development links that may be useful. Common Sense Education. (n.d.). K-12 Digital citizenship curriculum scope and sequence. Retrieved from: https://www.commonsense.org/education/scope-and-sequence