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The whole-school library is open Print E-mail
By Pru Mitchell   

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This article explores options that extend the services and influence of the school library beyond the traditional physical library space, and seeks to identify the implications of this for policy development, planning, digital citizenship and transformation of practice. A theme of openness is used to consider benefits to learning and teaching and student engagement that might flow from such an approach. It asks how open-minded school libraries are about open resources, and where wikis fit in collections. What do open cataloguing and successful searching look like in the open and social web? How can school libraries help students, teachers and library staff discover relevant and re-usable learning resources?
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21st century learning in The Lilley Centre Print E-mail
By Cathy Oxley   

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Cathy Oxley outlines the exciting, cutting edge developments at Brisbane Grammar School where the new Lilley Centre has been designed with both tradition and 21st century learning as central components of the visionary plan. Readers can also view online a slide show of the library that was created at a recent SLAQ meeting.
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This is not a blame game! Print E-mail
By Professor Steven Dinham   

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Professor Steven Dinham of the Australian Council for Educational Research argues that socioeconomic status may affect a child’s background, but it does not determine a child’s future. Quality teaching plays an important role.
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Shaping resources to support the Australian Curriculum Print E-mail
By Deborah Cohen   

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Deborah Cohen explores the challenges of resourcing the National Curriculum highlighting, in particular, the importance of digital resources and the relevant materials made available at the Australian Children’s Television Foundation
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Kindle-ing discussion about learning Print E-mail
By Judy O’Connell   

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Judy O’Connell explores the opportunities offered by the ebook reader Kindle, outlining both her own experiences and valuable links to supportive resources.
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