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  • Welcome Introduce self The State library of Queensland is at the forefront of educating the public about web 2.0 technologies. Library staff know about and can recommended books for research, databases for researching, authoritative websites, e-book readers and the latest apps and much much more
  • Today’s session looks at websites, online tools and apps that might be useful for teachers and students to use either in their classroom or at home. The use of most of these is only limited by your imagination (oh and perhaps some restrictions at your school) First we will look at how you can keep up to date, spaces to find out about internet safety before we take a look at some great websites, tools and apps
  • So you’ve heard of teachers using blogs and wikis as classroom assessment tools but you have no idea how to use one let alone the difference, where can you find out?
  • For those with limited knowledge of web 2.0 The State Library of Queensland has developed an online course Looking @ 2.0 it is a free, online course and designed to help you navigate through the world of online technologies without having to subscribe to any of the sites included in the program. You will need to enrol for the program. Keep up with your kids, find new resources and learn how to stay safe online. The next round of this program starts on the 27 th april this year with 11 modules including one on digital preservation and one on apps We do provide certificates of completion of modules if requested, we can check which modules people have completed Oh and there are great prizes including two ipads!
  • Twitter has grown up and is no longer about what you had for breakfast. Being selective about who you follow allows you to create your own personal learning network Don’t know who to follow? Start with people you know and look at who they follow Connect with people you liked at conferences – see who they follow Connect with public institutions like libraries, museums or educational institutions – see who they follow Regularly check your twitter feeds Want to use twitter for your school this article is worth a read http://www.schneiderb.com/howto-start-using-twitter-for-your-school/#dsq-add-new-comment
  • Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. Although this report focuses on higher ed it is a great way to keep up with what technology is becoming popular. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 are: Time to adoption: One Year or Less Electronic Books Mobiles Time to adoption: Two to Three Years Augmented Reality Game-based Learning Time to adoption: Four to Five Years Gesture-based Computing Learning Analytics http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4309793254/
  • http://thecleversheep.libsyn.com/ Podcasts for teachers on all things web and e-learning
  • RSS Feeds Blogs Newsletters E-lists Bookmarking sites Show Diigo site
  • In this section let’s look at some sites where you can get information about internet safety for yourself and students. Access to the internet is available to everyone.
  • Filters may protect staff and students whilst at school but what happens when you are at home, at your local library or visiting friend.
  • Stay Smart online has a wealth of information about all types of activities undertaken on computers. Great videos, factsheets and other information A government site it errs on the side of caution – decide what’s right for you!
  • Free Internet safety kit a parent’s guide to internet safety is available for downloading from Cybersmart.gov.au Provides assistance with how to talk with young people.
  • Think you Know is a website put together by the Australian Federal Police and Microsoft You can register to receive free newsletters and access resources. Also available is a free presentation for school kids or teachers.
  • The following is a selection of websites and online tools that you may be able to utilise in the classroom, recommend to your students (or their parents) or use in your professional life from home.
  • http://science.howstuffworks.com/ From the Discovery Channel More scientific lessons and explanations than you could sort through in an entire year.
  • This British Library interactive timeline allows you to explore collection items chronologically, from medieval times to the present day. It includes a diverse combination of texts: those that allow glimpses of everyday life (handbills, posters, letters, diaries), remnants of political events (charters, speeches, campaign leaflets), and the writings of some of our best known historical and literary figures. http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/timeline/historytimeline.html
  • http://www.biography.com/topics/index.jsp Bio’s best has some great biographys of famous people in history
  • http://www.ted.com/ Inspiring speakers from around the world on many topics – some excellent primary and secondary resources
  • Create exercises or use the lessons that have been created and are available on the site. http://www.musictheory.net/
  • http://web.mac.com/andrewdouch/Site/Biology.html Resources for students studying Biology in year 11 and 12 Podcasts, blogs and forums Andrew Douch is the ICT Innovations Leader at Wanganui Park Secondary College, in Shepparton, Victoria and an Intel Master Trainer.  Andrew is quite a forward thinking teacher – the school allows the use of phones and MP3 players in school if your thinking of doing the same Andrew might be worthwhile contacting
  • This website supports a series of books for girls 8 – 12 as the website says there is not a vampire or set of wings in sight. The website offers games, activites and options for young girls to get creative The website might encourage reading of the books http://www.ouraustraliangirl.com.au/default.cfm
  • Audacity is a great open source product for recording and editing audio Make an audio/radio advertisement - using Audacity to advertise products the school produces to support service learning for their Advertising unit. Promote language learning – record kids speaking in one of their language classes then upload to Voki to create speaking Avatars. Create Podcasts – limited only by your imagination. Find a need and get podcasting! Record speeches to provide evidence of learning, and upload to Glogster (a wonderful online poster tool) to share with a wider audience, Promote reading development by recording kids reading books,. Record compositions or class singing to share with others (e.g. parents). Create mashups using copyright free music from the web http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  • http://nma.gov.au/education/school_resources/ The national museum has some free and paid resources for assisting teachers
  • Search for reading level appropriate material New and in BETA format http://www.twurdy.com/
  • Great resources for the teaching of science with information for teachers, parents and kids
  • http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplans.jsp Scholastics site full of resources for teachers – although USA based it is still useful
  • http://www.abc.net.au/science/surfingscientist/lessonplans/ Lesson plans and information for teachers
  • http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper About the program The National Library of Australia, in collaboration the Australian State and Territory libraries, began a program in March 2007 to digitise out of copyright newspapers. In July 2008 the Australian Newspapers was released to the public. This is a free online service that enables full-text searching of newspaper articles. The service includes newspapers published in each state and territory from the 1800s to the mid-1950s, when copyright applies. The first Australian newspaper, published in Sydney in 1803, is included in the service. By 2011 the service will comprise 40 million searchable articles.
  • Flash card machine http://www.flashcardmachine.com/
  • Create your own word clouds, might be good to use in English to examine a piece of text and what words were used most, then perhaps find the meaning http://www.wordle.net/
  • Although this site is NSW focused there is some great information using government data that relates to Australian History http://www.atlas.nsw.gov.au/public/nsw/home/topic/history-and-exploration.html
  • http://www.cite.auckland.ac.nz/index.php?p=quickcite The University of Auckland has a great tool for assisting students with referencing
  • http://www.tubechop.com/ TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it. You can add sections of video to each other. – Of course videos must be labeled for reuse and editing but there are many!
  • http://content.photojojo.com/diy/photo-face-emotion-magnet/ A cool activity relating to photography, art, gift?
  • The Commons on Flickr are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world's public photography archives, http://www.flickr.com/commons/
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/
  • Podcasts are a fantastic way to learn. You can listen to them on the train, whilst exercising or in bed before you go to sleep – multitasking is great! iTunes U has great content from universities and cultural institutions from around the world.
  • There are many sites with opportunities for podcasts, the CSIRO is just one example. School related ones such as Doche’s biology ones are great for students. They reinforce learning and suit those who prefer to listen than read Podcasts relating to science – lots on climate change
  • This website is for educators who want to learn about using iPads in education. Here you will find information about the Victorian school iPads for Learning trial including specially selected apps, classroom ideas and technical tips. http://www.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au/
  • http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quick-cite/id405796616?mt=8 Quick Cite – download the app scan barcodes and it will send through the book citation
  • Dragon dictation is a free app that allows you to use this voice recognition application to send text messages, emails, post to your Facebook or twitter account or copy into a document. Really really cool!
  • Bubble Ball
  • Doodle Buddy is an app for iPad that lets you have fun with your fingers. You read it correct! The app enables you to finger paint with thousands of colors and drop in playful stamps. While playing with your fingers you surely will recall your childhood days and those art classes. Besides the fun of painting with fingers, the app plays funny sounds paired with stamps that make it over all a fun experience. The users are offered with amazing range of cool drawing tools like paintbrush, glitter, chalk, text, stencils, smudge and much more! http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/doodle-buddy-paint-draw-scribble/id313232441?mt=8
  • Blue fire reader allows you to read PDF’s transfer e-books from other readers such as kindle or local public library and have all in one place to read.
  • Dropbox, is the easiest way to sync and share your files online and across different systems. The Dropbox app for iPad lets the user view photos, videos, documents, and presentations in their Dropbox anywhere. The users can easily save pictures and videos and share the same through email, or by copy pasting the links. You simply after downloading the app log in your Dropbox account and you’ll be able to enjoy its services for free. http://www.dropbox.com/
  • Audio Note allows you to record a lecture or meeting and write notes as you go. It time stamps the notes and as you replay the notes will come up that you took at the time you used. Great for students who when they write notes in lecutres loose what their teachers is saying! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audionote-notepad-voice-recorder/id369820957?mt=8
  • Mental Note = a great app for collecting information, researching for assignments. You can combine text photos, sketches and audio http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mental-note-digital-notepad/id338578109?mt=8
  • Voice recorder and similar apps are great tools for students to use to practice reading – a good game is for students to each add a line to a story to create a fun and interesting story!
  • Story kit is an app for Apple products that allows people to make their own books – useful for short stories, poems etc. Can be printed or shared with others. Great for all ages http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storykit/id329374595?mt=8
  • Have you got some creative students who could put their artisitic or it skills to good use Libraryhack is a mashup and apps competition using data from Australian and New Zealand libraries. There are great prizes to win for the best entries. From February 8, 2011 you can enter the ideas competition by submitting your ideas for mashups and apps using library data. The Libraryhack competition will be held in May 2011 with mashup and hack events held across Australia.
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  • E books and bytes presentation 1

    1. 1. Ahead of the game: tools to keep you there Linda Barron March 2011
    2. 2. Today’s Session <ul><li>Keeping up to date </li></ul><ul><li>Is it safe </li></ul><ul><li>Website and online tools </li></ul><ul><li>Apps and more </li></ul><ul><li>Get creative </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Us </li></ul>
    3. 3. Keeping up to Date
    4. 4. Finding out about web 2.0
    5. 5. Twitter – as a PLN State Library twitter account: twitter.com/slqld State Library learning twitter account: twitter.com/slqld
    6. 6. Horizon Report http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4309793254/
    7. 7. The Clever Sheep http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4309793254/
    8. 8. Other sources <ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornelluniversitylibrary/4359252289/
    9. 9. Is It Safe?
    10. 10. Internet Safety Issues <ul><li>Malicious computer programs </li></ul><ul><li>Worms </li></ul><ul><li>Trojans </li></ul><ul><li>Adware </li></ul><ul><li>Spyware </li></ul><ul><li>Keystroke loggers </li></ul><ul><li>Viruses </li></ul>
    11. 11. Stay Smart Online
    12. 12. Cybersmart <ul><li>Free resources for parents, libraries, schools and young people can be downloaded from </li></ul><ul><li>www.cybersmart.gov.au </li></ul>
    13. 14. Websites and Online Tools
    14. 15. How Stuff Works - Science
    15. 16. History Time Line
    16. 17. Bio True Story
    17. 18. Ted
    18. 19. Music Lessons and Practice
    19. 20. Biology
    20. 21. Our Australian Girl
    21. 22. Audacity
    22. 23. National Museum
    23. 24. Twury
    24. 25. CSIRO Education Resources
    25. 26. Scholastics Teacher Page
    26. 27. ABC’s The Surfing Scientist
    27. 28. Online newspapers
    28. 29. Flash Cards
    29. 30. Wordle
    30. 31. ATLAS of NSW
    31. 32. Referencing
    32. 33. Tube Chop
    33. 34. Photo emto-card
    34. 35. Flickr – The Commons
    35. 36. Maths
    36. 37. iTunes U
    37. 38. CSIROpod
    38. 39. iPads for learning
    39. 40. Referencing
    40. 41. Word Games
    41. 42. Word Game
    42. 43. Productivity
    43. 44. Spatial Games
    44. 45. Doodle Buddy
    45. 46. E-Book reader
    46. 47. Drop Box
    47. 48. Audio Note
    48. 49. Mental Note
    49. 50. Voice Recorded
    50. 51. Story Kit
    51. 52. Get Creative
    52. 53. {Library:/hack/ }
    53. 54. {Library:/hack/ } Keep up to date with Libraryhack in your part of Australia http://libraryhack.org/ Follow library hack on Twitter (@libraryhack2011)
    54. 55. Made available under Creative Commons 2.0 Attribution Licence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/clevercupcakes/2474396341/
    55. 56. Contact Details Linda Barron email: [email_address] State Library of Queensland Facebook: www.facebook.com/statelibraryqld Looking @ 2.0 twitter account: twitter.com/slq_learning State Library twitter account: twitter.com/slqld Find me on Facebook and Twitter