Some 21st century school library stuff

At  end of the 2017 school year, the school made the decision to fund a new Library Management System. I had recommended three cloud based systems and based on my SCIS experience arranged for a demonstration  from Infiniti on the basis of, ifthis was not the system for us we would spend further time evaluating the other two systems.

Happily all went well and we acted fast in securing an end of term changeover which involved moving the database to the new system. Supported by an excellent team we have been operating the circulation system since the third day back at school. We have one more webinar session and then we switch on the full system. In the meantime we are handling our borrower changeover and working to clean up the data to enable a cleaner version of the catalogue and of search results.

We will now be able to offer the school a cloud based landing page with federated search facilities which students can access via Compass our LearningMangement System thus providing 24/7 access to the collection. Our task is to make our online space as attractive as our physical space.

We are very conscious of the opportunity this gives us right now to work with faculties and introduce the new access to the library and emphasise our Libguides to students and of course staff.

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What a teacher librarian can do for you

What a teacher librarian can do for you

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Web 2.0 tools

Economics resources

Current Economics Short videos from the Khan Academy

Discussions of economic topics and how they relate to current events.

  1. Economics of a Cupcake Factory
  2. Cupcake Economics 2
  3. Cupcake Economics 3
  4. Inflation, Deflation & Capacity Utilization
  5. Inflation, Deflation & Capacity Utilization 2
  6. Inflation & Deflation 3: Obama Stimulus Plan
  7. Unemployment
  8. CPI Index
  9. Simple Analysis of Cost per Job Saved from Stimulus
  10. Unemployment Rate Primer
  11. Floating Exchange Resolving Trade Imbalance
  12. China Pegs to Dollar to Keep Trade Imbalance
  13. China buys US Bonds
  14. Review of China US currency situation
  15. Data on Chinese M1 Increase in 2010
  16. Data on Chinese Foreign Assets Increase in 2010
  17. Data on Chinese US Balance of Payments
  18. Chinese inflation
  19. Floating Exchange Effect on China
  20. Floating Exchange Effect on US

Business and Franchise websites

NAB business site http://www.nab.com.au/Business_Solutions

A word cloud of economic terms

Its a jungle out there

Its a jungle out there

 

an old dog learns new tricks

http://onceateacher.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/a-teachers-guide-to-twitter/

While wittering about on twitter i found this link which i will place on my wiki tomorrow for the teachers.  It is …A teacher’s guide to twitter

We are a school which is trying to involve teachers more in our portal and the tools that are available.  At present our wiki is within the portal only not an open wiki.  It is going to be hard work.  As TL I can involve myself in online learning – while my boss has to do all the admin LOL.  She is very supportive and is on the Teaching and Learning Group at school we work well together.  I am on the Web 2.0 group with the IT manager.  Between us we will move the school forward. 

One thing that I figured out after listening to will richards was that i was directing students and teachers to static sites and that I needed to encourage them to take a collabertive (sp) approach to learning and information.