Year 9 English Students Learn Multimodal Referencing


Year 9 English students prepared for researching a multimodal presentation on sustainability. Pupils will be required to source images, sound and information to develop a presentation on their given topic. The focus today was on finding suitable ‘free to use’ resources and learning how to reference these correctly using the Harvard Style.

The following links were used as a starting point:

  1. New Access-It Cabra Library Catalogue. Use the ‘Fast Find’ search to find books, magazines DVDs available for loan in your libraries. http://library.cabra.catholic.edu.au
  2. Ebsco – ANZRC – Databases. Search thousands of articles in journals, magazines, newspaper and TV transcripts. http://search.ebscohost.com/
  3. Issues – Australian and New Zealand Points of View – Browse both sides of a given topic. Dozens of recent, topical and sometimes controversial issues to look at.
  4. Images – Flickr.com – Use the advanced search function to find images that you can use freely. Just remember to reference where the image comes from and who owns it. Click the ‘Creative Commons’ box. http://www.flickr.com/search/advanced/ or Google Advanced Image Search Use drop down box to select ‘Usage Rights’
  5. Music – Check out these Royalty and Copyright free music sites that allow you to download and use their music for your project. It’s free just say where you got it.
    1. ccMixter
    2. Moby Gratis – Multi-instrumentalist and ambient/techno pioneer Moby lets you use a whole bunch of songs for educational use. Sign up it’s free.
    3. DanoSongs.com – Another musician offering his tunes for you to use for free (Creative Commons License applies)
    4. Wolfram Tones – Create your own background music for your presentation (no musical  skill required)

Reference Generator – Use this tool to reference all your sources (books, websites, images, music) for use in your presentation. This uses the Harvard Style.

2012: Cabra Senior Library Blog in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 11 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Cabra Senior Library Blog Makes the Finals in the 2012 Edublog Awards


Vote for Us HereIt is with great excitement that I can announce that the Cabra Senior Library Blog has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2012 Edublog Awards. We are seriously thrilled to be nominated and now shortlisted for the 2012 Best Library/Librarian Blog. You can read all about the Edublog Awards here. To vote for us (please do) or to vote for any other blogs in the other categories just click on the badge above or visit the link here. Thanks to all the many people who visited our blog over the year and made comments or suggestions or just said hello. We are constantly expanding and improving this site and we will continue to use it as a central repository of the best educational technology and reading resources on the internet in 2013.

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2012 Edublog Awards Nominations Now Open


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Nominations for the 2012 Edublogs Educational Blogging Awards have now opened. You have till Monday 26 November to nominate your favourite educational blogs in any or all of the following categories.
So go nominate your favorite blogs, twitterers, community sites, videos, podcasts and more… for 2012:

My nominations for 2012 are:

Best new blog
Cabra College Art Blog: http://cabracollegeart.wordpress.com/

Best Student Blog

Gryphon Science Blog: http://gryphonscience.com/
Best teacher blog

Gryphon ICT Blog: http://gryphonict.wordpress.com/

Best ed tech / resource sharing blog
Phil Bradley’s I want to blog: http://www.philb.com/iwantto.htm
Best library / librarian blog

Librarian In Black: http://librarianinblack.net/librarianinblack/

To nominate your own favourite educational blogs find go here:

Cabra Senior Library Blog Visits Top 5000


We are thrilled to announce that visits to our blog have now passed the 5000 mark. In less than a year the Senior Library Blog has grown in range and depth and the number of frequent visits reflects the usefulness and popularity we are aiming for. Since January the following new pages have been developed: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Info, Copyright, Film, Blog guidelines, and a virtual Reference Desk. We have over 30 people following the blog and regular visitors from all over the world. If you have any suggestions for improvements or additions please leave a comment.

Blog Visits Top 1500!


We’re only into week 5 of the new school year and there have already been more than 1500 visits to the new Cabra Senior Library Blog. Keep coming back for the latest info on books, reading and research. Better still subscribe to the blog  and be notified by email when new posts or comments appear. To subscribe go to the right sidebar and click on Follow Blog via Email or Subscribe to this blog by RSS.