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Get the best out of ABC Splash

By Leanne Robertson

Issue 93, Term 2 2015

Funded by the Australian Government, ABC Splash is a partnership between Education Services Australia and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that provides over 3000 free resources to Australian schools and homes. With every resource mapped to the Australian Curriculum there is something for alm

Scootle Community

By Daniel Hughes

Issue 94, Term 3 2015

e refined to five entries in which teacher librarians share their experiences and resources. Alternatively, you can filter by 'Scootle' and find five digital resources relevant to your work.If you are looking for resources for your teacher colleagues, the Scootle Community search scans thousands of

Save time and effort with Scootle learning paths

By Daniel Hughes

Issue 95, Term 4 2015

Scootle plays host to more than 20,000 digital learning resources, all of which target Australian teachers and students, and many of which are aligned to the Australian Curriculum. The good news is that you can save your favourites and organise sequences of resources into learning paths. Learning pa

Filters in Scootle

By Daniel Hughes

Issue 96, Term 1 2016

In the last edition of Connections, we investigated learning paths and how they work. At the end of the article I promised to explore collaborative activities and filters in this edition; however, as Scootle’s collaborative activities will soon be revamped, this article will instead focus on Scootle

Explore AustLit; explore our storytelling heritage

By Dr Catriona Mills

Issue 92, Term 1 2015

AustLit are available in full text, but we do have a rich and growing collection of full-text digitised works. For example, our Children's Literature Digital Resources is a full-text digital repository of rare and popular Australian children's literature from 1830 to 1945. Links to online publicatio

Learning online: MOOCs for library staff

By Martin Gray

Issue 90, Term 3 2014

With teachers being required to take on regular professional development, but often being both time and funding poor, many educators are turning to the phenomenon of the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC.A MOOC is a form of distance education which can be studied at a student's own pace and in the

Bringing history to life

By Amanda Diaz

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

With knowledge more obtainable than ever, educators have countless options to stimulate their students’ curiosity. New generations are digital natives, immersed in media 24/7. High-quality audiovisual resources have become increasingly important tools to inspire students. With more than 2.8 million

Libraries, languages and free resources

By Jill Wilson

Issue 98, Term 3 2016

How does your library support the languages taught in your school? How are their culture/s represented in your collection? Find out more about the Language Learning Space — a free online resource with ample materials for learning Chinese, Japanese, and Indonesian, as well as some generic materials s

What's so special about Special Order Files?

By Julie Styles, Nicole Richardson

Issue 97, Term 2 2016

ownload bulk records from the Special Order Files page. The Special Order Files page enables you to obtain quick access to batches of records for new digital resources, including websites, apps, e-books, and content from a number of different providers.  After you log in to SCISWeb, the Special Ord

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 98, Term 3 2016

The boat www.sbs.com.au/programs/go-back-to-where-you-came-from/learn/boatThis website links the award-winning interactive graphic novel The Boat with classroom activities and background information. Based on the poignant story from Nam Le, this multimedia adaptation offers insight into the Vietname

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 95, Term 4 2015

52 of the best apps for your classroom in 2015 list.ly/~1u3fyTeachers introducing tablets and associated apps into their classrooms will find a range of valuable apps to explore here. Both iOS and Android apps are represented, but remember to link to the app store for your own country.SCIS no. 17304

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 94, Term 3 2015

51 of the most beautiful sentences in literature www.buzzfeed.com/jenniferschaffer/i-am-i-am-i-am#.raenZyXYAFrom Ernest Hemingway to Leo Tolstoy, BuzzFeed has selected 51 of the most beautiful sentences in literature, according to their community. This offers an inspirational teaching tool for secon

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 99, Term 4 2016

Australia and the Vietnam War vietnam-war.commemoration.gov.auDeveloped by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES), this website offers a comprehensive range of information and resources related to Australia’s role in the Vietnam War. Aspects of the conflict covered inc

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 113, Term 2 2020

Bushfire education bushfireeducation.vic.edu.auAn abundance of pertinent bushfire teaching and learning resources are provided on this website from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Four aspects of bushfire education are covered: learning about bushfires, preparing for bushfires, re

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 96, Term 1 2016

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers blog.ed.ted.com/2015/09/19/25-awesome-apps-for-teachers-recommended-by-teachersEducators who are familiar with the inspired ideas presented by TED will be delighted with the content of this TED-Ed blog, which showcases 25 pertinent apps relevant

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

100 and not out The 100th issue of Connections is a milestone for SCIS, its parent company Education Services Australia, and teacher librarians. My involvement with Connections dates back to 1997 when Lance Deveson, the SCIS manager at the time, asked me to be the editor. I had been involved in SCIS

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 90, Term 3 2014

Curious George www.curiousgeorge.comYoung fans of this popular and successful book character will be delighted to discover an intriguing website filled with games, stories, puzzles, videos, and creative activities. Resource links are available for early learning teachers and parents.SCIS no. 1664402

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 92, Term 1 2015

100 voorwerpen www.tweedewereldoorlog.nl/100voorwerpen/enUsing 100 unique objects from 25 museums in the Netherlands this website offers a unique perspective of the Second World War. The artefacts were chosen to evoke emotions, stimulate memories, and to emphasise a personal viewpoint in regards to

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 93, Term 2 2015

3D printing – Kathy Schrock’s guide to everything www.schrockguide.net/3d-printing.htmlThe impact of 3D printers on industry, and therefore education, is going to be immense. Schrock succinctly explains the basics of 3D printers and their application in the classroom. She also includes a variety of

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 97, Term 2 2016

Amazing world atlas itunes.apple.com/au/app/amazing-world-atlas-by-lonely/id916745147?mt=8Intended for primary students, this interactive mapping app from Lonely Planet features quizzes and games relating to continents, countries, capitals, and flags. The app can be used on its own, or as a companio

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