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Highlights of Connections 74

Taking the driver's seat

Catherine Hainstock provides ideas and motivation for teacher librarians to market information literacy through the use of their libraries, and gain support from the principal and other key members of the school community. Read more...

Learning to lead libraries

Describes leadership workshops recently held in N.S.W. for library technicians, assistants and officers. Phase 2 of the program is planned for the future. Read more...

What kids know (and don't know) about technology

Although digital natives, today's children do not necessarily use technology well. They don't know how to use technology for learning or productivity, they lack searching skills,  and they don't know how to be safe online. Read more...

Inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools

Education Services Australia submitted a paper to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Training, in response to Julia Gillard's requested inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australia.  ESA's was one of hundreds of submissions from a diverse range of individuals and organisations. Read more...

From little things big things grow

Part 2 of one school's account of a new Building the Education Revolution (BER) library. This profiles South Grafton Public School library in New South Wales. Read more...

New Media Consortium Horizon Report

Profiles six key emerging technologies for primary and secondary education, providing estimates of timelines for adoption/implementation. Read more...

Valuing the next generation of screen creators

Discusses the implications of piracy and intellectual property issues, in relation to film making in Australia. Read more...