A new copy of the excellent journal Scan arrives in the post. For those outside NSW (and indeed outside Australia) this journal, produced by the new South Wales Curriculum K-12 Directorate “focuses on the interaction between information and learning” and features articles of interest to teacher librarians and teachers. In the current issue, interesting articles by Victor Davidson on Web 2.0 in the library, which includes his blog for students; an article on avoiding plagiarism by Anne Lockwood and June Wall which looks at the All my own work programme; and in the research column, my colleague here at CSU Lyn Hay and Colleen Folley from the NSW DET look at the future of teacher librarianship.
My favourite Australian bird is the kookaburra or Laughing Kookaburra and on a walk along the Murrumbidgee River recently, I met this young bird who graciously sat on the tree stump as I clicked away. The adult birds have this great laughing noise which you can hear from a fair distance.