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About timthelibrarian

Tim Harwood is a Teacher Librarian and eLearning enthusiast.

Survey: Best tools for learning

The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies have released the results of their annual survey into learning tools. No surprises here. Actually, who on earth uses LinkedIn? Top 100 Tools for Learning 

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Dear Julie..,

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I’m on the ‘tube!

Massive thanks to Chloe and everyone else who was involved in making the latest episode of Hoppers TV – The one about reading!

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Identify the word that functions as a verb in a sentence

This post is part of a series relating to the Minimum Standards for Grammar and Punctuation in the NAPLAN tests. For the first post in this series, click here. At Year 9 level, the students are expected to be able … Continue reading

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Note-taking

It is always nice to see the strategies that we teach in the news, but I guess that’s what happens when you base your pedagogy on well-researched, evidence based practices (basks in reflected glory). The Conversation have just published an … Continue reading

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Collaborative Learning Structures

‘Collaborative Structures‘ has now been added to our OPAC with the cataloguing of this resource prepared by Alice Macpherson at Kwantlen University College. I have no idea why this is freely available on the internet (and it may not stay … Continue reading

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NAPLAN: How to teach to the test

This post is part of a series relating to the Minimum Standards for Grammar and Punctuation in the NAPLAN tests. For the first post in this series, click here. The most effective way to teach students how to use grammar … Continue reading

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Identify the correct form of a comparative adjective in a sentence

This post is part of a series relating to the Minimum Standards for Grammar and Punctuation in the NAPLAN tests. For the first post in this series, click here. At Year 9 level, the students are expected to be able … Continue reading

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Plagiarism-proof assignments

Bloom’s taxonomy can be used to prevent students from using copy and paste to complete research assignments. Consider the following assignment: What are the three types of waves? In more detail, describe a longitudinal wave. What is wave interference? As … Continue reading

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Identify the tense of a short passage

This post is part of a series relating to the Minimum Standards for Grammar and Punctuation in the NAPLAN tests. For the first post in this series, click here. At Year 9 level, the students are expected to be able … Continue reading

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