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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

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

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

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

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 111, Term 4 2019

15 Best School Website Designs webalive.com.au/school-websitesSchools wishing to develop a new website or enhance their current website would benefit from analysing the examples portrayed here. Each sample outlines the outstanding design and technology features used to create an informative and appe

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 110, Term 3 2019

10 Minutes A Day Times Tables apps.apple.com/gb/app/10-minutes-a-day-times-tables/id775904110Dorling Kindersley offers this free, engaging times tables resource for primary school students. Students are encouraged to beat the clock in a series of short games. Has hints and tips on how to reach highe

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

Australian poetry australianpoetry.org‘Australian Poetry intends to do all that it can do to connect with, and genuinely support, contemporary and aspiring Australian poets.’ With this in mind, Australian Poetry’s website offers information on forthcoming competitions, readings and launches; their p

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 109, Term 2 2019

150 science experiments www.fizzicseducation.com.au/category/150-science-experimentsOne hundred and fifty categorised science experiments are available on this easy-to-navigate website. Clear, step-by-step instructions and photos are also a feature. Details are available regarding school visits by t

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 108, Term 1 2019

Alannah & Madeline Foundation www.amf.org.auThe goal of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation is to ‘keep children safe from bullying, cyberbullying, and violence’. Details of the variety of programs, workshops, and events offered to parents, families, schools, and communities are available on t

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

2018 SAE ATOM Awards http://atomawards.orgThe annual Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards showcase the finest film and media content from Australia and New Zealand, created by both industry professionals and the education sector. Of the 34 categories, many pertain to primary and secondary stud

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

Australian Girls Choir http://ausgirlschoir.com.auThe Australian Girls Choir has been offering girls eminent performing arts education and opportunities to perform for over 30 years. Its website features background information, enrolment details, training levels, performance highlights, and policies

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 105, Term 2 2018

Association for Library Service to Children www.ala.org/alscTeacher librarians seeking to expand their horizons will locate a variety of pertinent information from this US site. Of particular relevance are links to book awards, a blog, professional resources, and elearning.SCIS no. 1858313 Autism ap

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime www.alia.org.au/nssGet prepared for National Simultaneous Storytime, which is occurring in both Australia and New Zealand on Wednesday 23 May. The book for this year is Hickory Dickory Dash, written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. The website includ

Know your rights and responsibilities: teaching digital citizenship

By Susan Marshall

Issue 103, Term 4 2017

None of us could imagine a world without the internet. It has become an ever-increasing element of our daily life — and it is often the school library staff’s role to support students and classroom staff to maximise the benefits of engaging with the online world for learning, creating, playing and c

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 103, Term 4 2017

Australian Council on Children and the Media childrenandmedia.org.auACCM is a national community body ‘committed to promoting better choices and providing stronger voices in children’s media’. The website provides: specifics of the organisation; searchable reviews of child-centred apps and movies; a

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 102, Term 3 2017

Augmented and virtual reality www.schrockguide.net/augmented-realityThe impact of augmented and virtual reality on education will be significant. Kathy Shrock explains the essentials of augmented and virtual reality and their application to teaching and learning. She also includes background informa

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

Apple Education — special education www.apple.com/au/education/special-educationApple has produced a comprehensive guide to using iPads, iPhones, iPods, and Macs for teachers to enhance the learning opportunities for special education students. The features of both hardware and software are explored

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 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

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