John’s Diigo Links 02/27/2009

  • Exam markers have identified cartoon interpretation as an area of weakness in the teaching of History in Australian schools. Cartoon PD in a Package is a new resource from the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, developed with the support of a grant from the Public Education Endowment Trust. The package is designed to develop confidence and proficiency in teachers and students using cartoon resources. The value of this resource lies in its self-contained nature which allows it to deliver quality professional development without a presenter and at a time that suits the individual teacher. Teachers will find this package invaluable.

    tags: cartoon, history, cartoons, teaching

  • Screen Australia’s Digital Resource Finder is a quick, convenient and easy-to-use search engine for teachers and educators. It features FREE FOR EDUCATION downloadable video clips from Screen Australia’s remarkable archive—one of the nation’s largest and most historically significant collections. Clips are matched with print-friendly two-page resource sheets that include background information and engaging student research and classroom activities written by leading teachers. Screen Australia’s Digital Resource Finder makes it easy to search via curriculum, topic or keyword. Watch or download video clips featuring Australian life from the distant past to the present day. The video clips are carefully selected to cover topics including Australians at Work and War, Immigration, Indigenous Australia and Native Title, Asia-Pacific region, Australian politics, The Arts, Broadcast Media from radio to the Internet, Sustainability and Values and Citizenship. There are more than 600 resources to select from, with more added weekly.

    tags: australia, history, video, film, digital images, downloadable, download

  • Help us to capture past and present reflections of Australia and its people and add them to the nation’s richest online pictorial resource http://www.pictureaustralia.org. ‘Picture Australia: Ourtown’ group seeks your perspective on Australia’s rural and urban spaces. Assist us to keep the national collection current by taking contemporary location shots of historical images already in Picture Australia.

    tags: ourtown, picture Australia, digital images, photos, flickr, images, history

  • The ‘Picture Australia: People, Places and Events’ group is seeking images of social, political, contemporary and or historical events of national significance. Picture Australia is a collaborative, online service managed by the National Library of Australia. It provides access to more than 1.6 million images from major collecting institutions. If you would like to contribute your Flickr images to this group, your creative product will be displayed in the nation’s visual record.

    tags: flickr, picture Australia, photos, digital images, history

  • Picture Australia is an Internet based service that allows you to search many significant online pictorial collections at the same time. When you do a search on Picture Australia, thumbnail images are retrieved from participating institutions on the fly and inserted into the search results. For example, a search on ‘St Kilda’ will retrieve images from all the agencies that hold relevant material, including the Nolan Gallery, the National Library of New Zealand, the National Archives of Australia, the State Library of Victoria, etc. In your search results you will see sets of ‘thumbnail’ or preview images. When you click on one of these you will go to the web site of the relevant agency to view the full-size version and you can order a high-resolution copy if required. You can move between Picture Australia and the participating agencies’ web sites using the BACK button in your web browser.

    tags: australia, photos, photography, resources, history, images, digital images

  • The key goals of The Commons on Flickr are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer. This expanding collection draws on a number of museum based collections from around the world including the Powerhouse, Australian War Museum, and State Library of NSW.

    tags: flickr, photos, photography, commons, history, library, museum, digital images, copyrightfree, CC

  • My Sound FX is your source for a whole heap of professionally recorded and edited, studio quality, free sound effects arranged under a number of categories. These mp3 files may be used, without restriction, for both private and commercial use and load directly into Audacity and Garage Band. They claim to be adding new effects on a daily basis so please be sure to check back often. You can even let them know if you can’t find what you are looking for please and they will do their best to add it to the collection.

    tags: effects, sounds, free, download, mp3, sound effects

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