Jackie French is the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014.
Her site is at childrenslaureate.org.au
We hold our first network meeting for 2012 at ST Mel's In Shepparton. Click below for agenda.
Carmel has found out (thanks Sandra!, who works with Carmel) that the ALICE library system is able to make new patron barcodes just like Lucia demonstrated with eLibrary. Sandra got all the information when she rang ALICE Help. It also means, that all the other library sytems would probably have the capability, too. So if you give whoever you use a call, they might have some answers. (Or if you have ALICE, you might want to get in touch with Carmel or Sandra at St. Joseph's in Cobram.)
Thanks for working on this, Carmel and Sandra.
Below are the picture story lesson ideas notes we compiled in groups at our meeting last week. We hope they'll be useful for you.
Below are the minutes from the meeting and other downloads, If you want to save Lucia's file, click to open it, (it's a PDF, not a PowerPoint), then go to File, Save As, and save it to your computer. The second file is the pro forma onto which Lucia pastes the class's barcodes. It has the school heading, class, etc. You could download this and change it as necessary. All the material below can also be found under the PD tab. Look at some of the other tabs to find other ideas, links, etc., you might not have seen before. And don't forget to email me other great ideas, or websites that you think others' might find useful. I'll add them to the site. Margaret
Two new ideas have been added under the 'Book Week' tab. A great way to get helpful teaching notes and a fun online jigsaw idea. Thanks to Carmel Wilson
Also, if you're interested in some Tech/Book Week ideas I've put on our school library wiki, here's a link:
More useful Book Week Sites:
Our Next Meeting ....September 6th. Come one, come all. This network meeting will be Jam packed with ideas for library lessons after the feedback from the conference. This day will be full of ideas and practical tips especially designed for newbies