Tuesday, 19 May 2015

scoop it

Scoop it

There were various things which attracted me to Scoop.it. The current buzz around ‘cu-ration’ being one; my desire to find new and attractive ways to share professional learning resources was another, and the ongoing commitment to providing students with access to quality resources, a third. Mill Park Secondary College libraries have had Delicious accounts for years – we have used them effectively to provide access to curriculum resources on the web by tagging and bundling into logical groups, but we were disappointed in some of the changes that occurred when it was sold last year. As teacher-librarians we are always on the lookout for ways to improve our pathfinders – in Scoop.it we have (almost) found the perfect solution.

Conclusion Scoop.it is a well-designed and easy to use Web 2.0 tool for content cu-ration. If you have a few specific interest areas for which you wish to find and share resources, Scoop.it will enable you to do so quickly, easily and give you an attractive and dynamic product. As a means of creating library pathfinders it would be perfect if not for its limit of topic numbers.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Libraries using Facebook

I think Facebook can be used well in libraries things like:

  • Review of new books
  • Telling members about library events
  • To link with a very large number of people (Facebook is very popular)
  • To connect with adults

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Students must include a post which discusses different ways libraries use a variety of social media tools and link to at least 3 different social media accounts from Australian libraries.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Yarra Plenty Library * Local History

ELTHAM DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY ONLINE Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:18 The Eltham District Historical Society have announced the launch of their new online presence; spearheaded with a major upgrade to their website and a new domain name URL, www.elthamhistory.org.au. It is a refreshing modern update with newly added material and featured content and now easier to navigate. The site also has the ability to easily share content via social media connectivity buttons, as well as the capability for providing feedback and comments. To complement the new website and further extend their online presence, a new Facebook Community Organisation page, Eltham District Historical Society Inc, as well as a new presence on Twitter, @ElthamHistory – EDHS has been established. Feel free to share your own family stories of people, places and life in the Eltham district. Feedback and comments are welcome.

the other one:

Embedding a video in my blog posts

Just like magic we can include a video in out posts.