In Aug 2016 I embarked on a new career as a Copyright Moderator. I was looking for a complete change as I had become wearisome of the Librarians game and frankly I thought retirement was a good option. Sometimes you just have to hold your breath and jump! It’s scary but inside you know you can do it. So I jumped, with no parachute but the good hand of fortune reached out and caught my descent, and carried me softly down to a place where my battered wings grew new and vibrant feathers and I found myself in a happy place doing happy work. Great team, great boss. How could I ever have doubted that this was out there waiting for me?
I know we all get so bogged down with money. Earning it, not earning it and it is scary, but if you can just make it through a few months…try and make the jump. You’ll never know where you will end up.
Reef Experience Cairns
I love a book with an intriguing cover.
Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs (surely that is not a real name?) was a delicious read.
The story is told around a series of vintage black and white photos. The inclusion of these images is intriguing and although aimed at the young adult market I really enjoyed this read, and the journey it took me on.
It’s about personal identity, belonging and celebrating differences. Oh and adventure and a good dose of magical fantasy!
In a #TBT moment I realised it’s been a month since I volunteered to go to Digifest 2016, so in the style of reflective practice I thought I’d revisit my notes and do a retrospective write up about the day. Digifest is a 2 day technology in teaching and learning showcase run by JISC held…
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1. Review your support for digital literacies
2. Link to other key priorities
3. Create a buzz
4. Get people talking
5. Provide support in the curriculum
6. Engage students as change agents
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We’re all talking about it! Digital Literacy.
Most libraries provide some sort of digital literacy training, from public computer classes to drop-in technology labs to one-on-one help. TechSoup for Libraries’ March webinar was all about free digital literacy training resources and tutorials. We invited guests from two organizations that specialize in digital literacy:
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Education has focused on the basic “3Rs” of reading, writing & arithmetic, but as technological innovation changes educators must re-evaluate their skills.
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I’m getting excited about “Digital Literacies!”
I mean it! new words to play with..