Today is Safer Internet Day for 2015

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Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.

This year’s theme is “Let’s create a better internet together”.

Check out the links below for more Cyber-safety tips and tricks.

Cyber Safety Resources from Common Sense Media

Cyber-Ethics from iKeepSafe

Website of the Week: Eric Weisstein’s World of Science

Science World from Wolfram Research

This week’s Website of the Week is Eric Weisstein’s World of Science, a Wolfram Web resource by the folks who brought us  Wolfram Alpha. This site is an excellent resource for biographical info on scientists, Astronomy, Chemistry, Maths and Physics.

Website of the Week: Information Is Beautiful

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This week’s Website of the Week is Information Is Beautiful. This site features a vast range of Infographics on a myriad of subjects. Check out their Most Popular Infographics here!

Website of the Week: Wolfram Alpha

wolfram alphaThis week’s Website of the Week is Wolfram Alpha. This site is a computational knowledge engine, as opposed to a search engine. It uses verifiable information collated by humans and mathematical algorithms to answer questions and generate reports on almost any topic. A great starting place for your information search on any subject. The tool is particularly good at comparing things. Take the Wolfram Alpha tour here.

Website of the Week: Shelfari Reading Lists

Shelfari Reading ListsThis week’s Website of the Week is Shelfari. In particular we are focussing on their massive collection of reading lists. You can choose from any number of lists produced by Shelfari itself, publishers, the reading community. By browsing these lists it is easy to become exposed to many books you might otherwise never meet.

Website of the Week: All My Faves

All My FavesThis week’s Website of the Week is All My Faves. This site provides a striking visual way of saving and displaying your favourite website links or bookmarks. You can save your own as well as subscribe to seven subject areas. Check out the Cabra Senior Library page for a swag of useful sites.

Website of the Week: UQL Cyberschool

This week’s Website of the Week is UQL Cyberschool. Another amazing site providing access to a massive range of online resources organised by subject. Compiled by University of Queensland Library this digital repository is designed to support Australian students and teachers.

Website of the Week: Book Trailers For Readers

If you frequent book and reading related websites you’ll probably be familiar with book trailers. For the uninitiated book trailers are short films or video clips designed to promote and encourage people to read a particular book, in much the same way that film trailers are used to promote forthcoming films. Check out this excellent site with loads of info and examples of book trailers and a superb ‘how to’ guide on making your own. The next time you have a book talk or book report to do ask your teacher if you can use a book trailer to submit your work. For more great examples of Book Trailers and how to make them visit our Book Trailer Page.