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My Digital Footprint

John Seely Brown

The web has just begun to have an impact on our lives. As fascinated as we are with it today, we’re still seeing it in its early forms… My belief is that not only will the web be as fundamental to society as electrification but that it will be subject to many of the same diffusion and absorption dynamics as that earlier medium.

Your Professional Learning Network (or Personal!)

Your Professional Learning Network will be individual and varied.  These are some simple communication channels, both new and traditional, that may provide a place to start.

Bright Ideas Blog
Managed by the School Libraries Association of Victoria (SLAV) and the State Library of Victoria (SLV). Its aim is to encourage teacher librarians and educators to actively engage with ICT, to share tools and experiences, to network on a global scale, and to embrace dynamic teaching and learning opportunities. Feeds onto SLAV Homepage

OZTL_Net (email list)
A discussion list for information professionals working in Australian schools maintained by the teacher librarianship academic staff at the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW. See also the OZTLNet Online Community

Oz Teachers (email list)
Professional teacher community. This list is open to all educators. It is managed by the oz-teachers group based at QUT in Brisbane and sponsored by the Australian Council of Computers in Education (ACCE). Subscribe or check the archive of previous postings.

Twitter4Teachers (Twitter)
This wiki includes the Twitter identities of teachers, librarians, principals, and many other education professionals.  It was created to easily help educators connect with other educators on Twitter.  You are invited to add your Twitter name to the appropriate page. Use it to build your Twitter learning network.

Education Services Australia - Library Services
The SCIS database support schools in Australia and New Zealand.  It contains more than 1 million catalogue records of educational materials including digital and multimedia resources, books and websites. SCIS produces school-specific library catalogue records for digital curriculum resources for download to school library systems. See Connections, a free quarterly newsletter to schools in Australia is valuable reading for all staff associated with school libraries.

See also - Professional Communities on this site