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A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
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A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
A touch of humour!  Captivating Yrs 5 and 6
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  • 1. A Touch of Humour! Captivating Year 5 and 6 Students through The GiggleIT ProjectA Library Middle School Initiative 2010 – 2011 Kerry Pope
  • 2.  Established 1989 Kindergarten to Year 12 Independent Anglican College Kindergarten to Year 4 established 2007 1400 students Located in Kellyville, North Western suburb of Sydney
  • 3. William Clarke College Library Kindergarten to Year 12 Library Physically located in the centre of the school 2 Teacher Librarians 4 part-time Library Assistants Collection of about 60,000 items Moved to new premises 2011
  • 4. A place where students will learn to learn for life …… A cloud to sit on Open plan with Room with flexible learning a view spacesRoom to move Our New K-6 LibraryAppropriate access to Thinking anddigital technologies discussion spots Shelving suitable for K-6 students that will adequately house our wonderful collection
  • 5. Which colour?Yellow• Optimism• Enlightenment• Happiness• Positive future• Creative thoughtsPurple• Uplifting• Calming• Encourages creativity• Most liked by 75% of pre teens
  • 6. Our New Library
  • 7. The Senior Library
  • 8. Where are we going?Why GiggleIT? Getting Involved The SpinoffsWhat was needed Registration AdvocacyA new idea The programme Using the positives wiselyTaking a punt! Use of technology Promoting the libraryGetting involved Web 2.0 ListeningPlanning Collaboration Assessing your situationPreparation Listening The rewardsProfessional Development Outcomes achieved Evaluation The WOW factor! The future
  • 9. A bit of history.....• K-8 Teacher Librarian• Focus on Years 5 and 6• A new challenge• Meet their needs• Suitable for all students• Use technology – Web 2.0• Sense of independence• Reward them for their achievements• Capture their interest in the library• Opportunity to collaborate with teachers• Lift the library profile in our school• Affordable
  • 10. A fresh new idea that really works! IASL Conference Padua, Italy 2009
  • 11. A global collaborative publishing project hosted by the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL), working in partnership with the International Childrens Digital Library (ICDL)The project is designed to:• improve English literacy skills• use Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to enhance the global exchange of information and ideas between children• engage children in reading and writing with a purpose ie. an official publication• give them a feeling of self-worth and pride in their cultural heritage• to encourage school communities to have a presence on the IASL website
  • 12. Introducing…… the Gigglecritters! Africa Gigglecritter Gigglecritter Clown • The GiggleIT Project encourages students ages 10-14 to contribute their writings to an online book (eBook) celebrating stories and humour from their culture. • It contains stories, jokes and poetry. • It’s free!Gigglecritter Downunder Gigglecritter Babies Giggling Gigglecritter Rockin Gigglecritter
  • 13. Where are we going?Why GiggleIT? Getting Involved The SpinoffsLooking at the situation Registration AdvocacyWhat was needed The programme How it worked for usMeeting the challenge Use of technology Using the positives wiselyPadua Web 2.0 Using every opportunityA new idea Collaboration Singing from the rooftops!Finding out Struggles along the way Promoting the libraryTaking a punt! Going with the flow ListeningGetting involved Allowing students to direct Knowing where you’re atPlanning Student response Assessing your situationPreparation Listening Elevating middle schoolMeetings Outcomes achieved The rewardsProfessional Development The WOW factor! Evaluation Cementing it in Library Programme Reassessing/flexibility The future
  • 14. The strength and relevance ofour library’s programmes lies in thecommunity building we do with our patrons.Buffy HamiltonYour School Library Conference 2011
  • 15. HeadmasterStage Heads Teacher School and Executive Teachers Librarian Curriculum Heads
  • 16. LOL – Laugh out loud! A laugh is a smile that bursts. Mary H. Waldrip Seven days without laughter make one weak. Joel GoodmanDogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. Max EastmanThe Duck Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q
  • 17. Using GiggleIT on Moodle at William Clarke College
  • 18. Using the GiggleIT Project at WCC• Managed by Teacher Librarian• Adapted the programme to suit our needs• Integrated into the Library Programme• Presented via Moodle• Teach collaboratively with class teachers• Year 5 and Year 6 have both been involved• One lesson per fortnight in the library• Continue to work at own pace in between• Work on competitions together• Email all completed work to me• Checked and submitted for publishing
  • 19. Writing About UsOur City – SydneyWe live in Sydney. Sydney is awesome and is home to manyfamous tourist attractions like the Sydney Aquarium, theHarbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. We have abeautiful harbour with lots of ferries and sailing boats. On NewYear’s Eve there is a massive fireworks display. Many peopleremember Sydney because we hosted the Olympic Games in2000. Our School – William Clarke College Our school is called William Clarke College and it is located in Kellyville. We walk to school or come by bus or car. William Clarke College is a Christian school. There are 1400 students who go to our school. They are between 5 years and 18 years old. Our school is a very friendly place where it is easy to make new friends and have a good time. There are lots of open spaces where we can play sport and relax at lunchtime. We go on camps and interesting excursions.
  • 20. Designing Our Own GigglecrittersCheesy Gigglecritter Gigglecritter Surfie Sleepy Gigglecritter Gigglecritter HippieGigglecritter Swimmer Winter Gigglecritter Singing Gigglecritter Skate Gigglecritter
  • 21. Our Aussie Jokes! Title: The Meat Patty Title: Cockatoos Question: What did the Australian Question: Why are cockatoos good at butcher say to introduce his wife? tennis? Answer: Meet Patty Answer: Because they make a big racket Explanatory Notes: Explanatory Notes: A meat patty is a round piece of A racket is Aussie for a big noise. mince cooked on the barbeque and A racket is also used in tennis to hit the ball. often used in a hamburger. Cockatoos are Australian birds that make a lot By DM and BM of noise. Aussie Gigglecritter By MR and DTTitle: The Soccer Joke Title: The Aussie BBQ’sQuestion: Why did the Soccer players get all sweaty? Question: What did the boy BBQ say to the girl BBQ?Answer: Because they had no fans! Answer: You’re looking hot today! Ha ha ha ha ha!Explanatory Notes: Explanatory Notes:In Australia we call football, soccer. BBQ – Short for barbeque.Fans keep people cool. Fans are also the name given to A barbeque is an outdoor stove or fire used by Aussie’s forpeople who support a football team. cooking meat.By RE and DW By KR-D, CH and MJ
  • 22. Writing Acrostic PoemsAustralia – My HomelandAn amazing place filled with joy and happiness Gigglecritter SmartieU- Unique features and great places for family memoriesS- Superb beaches with luscious waters and sparkling sandT- Terrific and friendly peopleR- Rainforests, deserts and mountains make up Australia’s wonderful natureA variety of native animals like the koala, kangaroo and emuL- Lovely people from all different culturesI- It is special because it’s my homelandA country you will want to come to again and again and again!! By A.F. (5D)
  • 23. Researching Humour – Creating a Family eBook Our Funny eBook!Joke: Doctor, Doctor Personal Anecdote: Football“Doctor, doctor Years ago when I was at a football match with my two children, my son walked up the stairs and stoodI feel like a pair of curtains!” behind where I was sitting and pulled my wig off my“Well, pull yourself together then!” head. Everyone was laughing.By Mum Who told me: My Grandma By M.F. (5C)Limerick:There was an old man from Peru From Our eBookThere was an old man from Peru Limerick: The PelicanWho dream’t he was eating his shoe What a wonderful bird is the pelican.He woke in the night His beak can hold as much as his belly can.With a terrible fright He can hold in his beak enough food for a week,To find it was perfectly true And I don’t know how the Hell-He-Can! (Helican)By Dad Who told me: My Uncle Richard told me.By K.S. (5C) By B.E. (5C)
  • 24. Come and See My Place• Email Gigglecritter is having problems and needs your help. IT belongs to the children of the world and would love to visit but doesn’t know where to begin.• Would you like Email Gigglecritter to visit you?• Write an email, story or poem that tells him what it is like where you live and why he should come.You could:• Invite Email Gigglecritter for dinner• Ask him over for the weekend• Take him on holidays in Australia• Invite him to spend the day with you at school.
  • 25. The Photo Shoot Competition
  • 26. Culturalised StoriesThe Three Little Roos and the Big Bad DingoLittle Red Aussie SheilaThe Three Koala’s GruffThere Was an Old Koala Who Swallowed a SnakeSammy and the Three KoalasLiterary Gigglecritter Aussie Gigglecritter Gigglecritter Downunder
  • 27. Concrete Poetry
  • 28. Taking Mr Giggle on holidays A Holiday on a farm In the holidays Mrs Pope took Mr Giggle to visit an Australian farm. There were sheep, cattle, ducks, chickens and two friendly dogs. Mr Giggle loved picking the sweet strawberries growing in a field.Marching at Sovereign HillMr GiggleIT and I went to Sovereign Hill togetherwith my family. Sovereign Hill is in a town calledBallarat in Victoria, Australia. It is an outdoormuseum that tells the story of Australia’sfabulous gold rush history in the 1800’s. Lots ofpeople go there to learn more about Australia.We went on a mine tour. It must have been so bad for the miners in those days. We hadsooooo much fun together (we are great friends). Our main highlight of the day was whenwe were watching the musket firing and Mr Giggle was marching with the musket firers!!!
  • 29. A change of focus• Now focusing on the attitude rather than the tools• The most important thing is for the student to have the right mindset• Want them to be free to experiment, try out new ideas• I see my role as a changing one – one of providing access to; • Resources • Tools • Encouragement • Support • Initiative
  • 30. Reflection – Valued feedback from the students
  • 31. Students‘Reflective writing facilitates sorting out knowledge,ideas, feelings and understanding’ O’Connell and Groom 2010• Students gave very positive responses• Loved using the technology and seeing their work online• Fresh new approach to learning• Wide range of activities• Looked forward to library lessons• All could achieve
  • 32. Teachers were asked to reflect on• Collaboration between teacher and teacher Librarian• Use of technology in teaching and learning• The content of the project• The international focus• Their observations of student interest
  • 33. What the teachers said....• They loved working with the Teacher Librarians• Students wanted to come to library lessons• Activities were fantastic – good variety and everyone could succeed• Students could see their work online – a real boost• Gave them a goal to aim for• Pushed the students to look beyond Australia and their own experiences• Want to continue it next year• Want to work on the writing activities in their reading groups• Loved the media coverage – students in newspaper and on website• Now we know what it’s all about! Graduate Gigglecritter
  • 34. The Results!• Students can’t wait to get to library lessons!• A lot of fun – wow factor!• New and different – looks at humour• Specifically targets Years 5 and 6 – easy to adapt• Uses ICT skills Gigglecritter Author• Opportunity to work collaboratively with class teacher• Learning as we go – emailing, copyright, student directed• Self and peer assessment• Gives students a reason to publish own work• Strong international focus – reading other children’s work• Promotes safe and careful use of the internet• Students have thought about what it means to be Australian
  • 35. Where are we going?Why GiggleIT? Getting Involved The SpinoffsLooking at the situation Registration AdvocacyWhat was needed The programme How it worked for usMeeting the challenge Use of technology Using the positives wiselyPadua Web 2.0 Using every opportunityA new idea Collaboration Singing from the rooftops!Finding out Struggles along the way Promoting the libraryTaking a punt! Going with the flow ListeningGetting involved Allowing students to direct Knowing where you’re atPlanning Student response Assessing your situationPreparation Listening Elevating middle schoolMeetings Outcomes achieved The rewardsProfessional Development The WOW factor! Evaluation Cementing it in Library Programme Reassessing/flexibility The future
  • 36. The SpinoffsIntegration of technology
  • 37. Reading books from around the world http://en.childrenslibrary.org/index.shtml
  • 38. Developing pride in cultural heritage Australia links with Vanuatu GIGGLEIT
  • 39. Looking Through My Window Writing Haiku PoemsWater OutbackSand scatters the edge The hot horizonWaves overlapping the shore The scorching sunset settingA salty breeze Kangaroos jumpingBy J.T. By S.M.Uluru RelaxingThick sand is burning Tanning at BondiThere is a massive rock Watching the beautiful wavesHeaps of flies buzzing Digging in the sandBy N.M. By T.R.Magical Moment SummerA pod of dolphins Blazing hot sun burnsCatching the waves that go past Sand dunes whip against my legsIn the cold sea breeze Dusty breeze blows hardBy S.N. By M.R.
  • 40. Having lots of fun!Sharing jokes, writing stories, emails, poems, taking photos,designing Gigglecritters and telling the world about AustraliaWe entered all the competitions!
  • 41. .....and we won!• The winning photo in the Photoshoot 2010 was of 6C’s artwork• “ Landscape of orange cliffs” by Australian artist Godfrey Miller (1893-1964)• Miller was known for his mosaic like pictures created with geometric precision.• Used strips of cardboard and pastels to create images of the Australian outback
  • 42. The students IASL- Who continually impress me by - The GiggleIT Team for creating the programtheir willingness to learn, - Ongoing supporttheir enthusiasm - Maintaining the websitetheir keenness to be involved This is not just my story …………this is our story! The College - Teachers so intricately involved - Staff who are interested and supportive - Headmaster who encourages Staff to try out new ideas - College Council - Parents
  • 43. Advocacy – Promoting the library What can Kerry Pope TL at William Clarke College do?• How could I use this ‘best practice’ success story to change perception of school libraries- The School Library is integral to teaching and learning- Think big! Be brave• School – students, teachers, executive, parents, council• Local Community – local area, prospective parents, press• State – Local TL network, ASLA (NSW), other schools• National – ozTLnet, ASLA, ALIA, Journals• International – IASL, Conferences – International, online
  • 44. Think big and be brave
  • 45. Singing From The Roof Tops!
  • 46. Winning an International Award
  • 47. Rewarding the Students
  • 48. Sharing our news with the whole school
  • 49. Coverage inlocal papersWilliam ClarkeCollege studentscelebrating theirwin with TeacherLibrarian Kerry Popeand Mr Giggle
  • 50. Telling the world what Teacher Librarians can do! We now have 45 students who have contributed their work to an online publication called DigiDoc
  • 51. By inviting and engaging conversations for learning the library becomesmore than just a physical space in the school……It becomes an experience that will stay in our students for a lifetime.Buffy Hamilton YourSchoolLibrary Conference 2011
  • 52. AcknowledgementsThank you to the Year 5 and 6 students and their teachers for theirenthusiastic involvement in the GiggleIT Project and for their help,assistance and contributions towards the production of thisPowerPoint Presentation.Thank you to the GiggleIT Team – Patricia Carmichael, Barbara Combes,Rhonda Cooney, Emily Manck and Katy Manck for making all this possibleand for their ongoing support and encouragement.Kerry PopeTeacher LibrarianWilliam Clarke Collegekmp@wcc.nsw.edu.au

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