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Home WW1

Access the State Library of Victoria’s online Ergo research resource on the home front during WW1. Australian men rushed to enlist while loved ones tried to support them any way they could. Soldiers prepared for the new style trench warfare while mothers, daughters and wives at home supported them by sending woollen clothing, care-packages and encouraging words. (http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/explore-history/australia-wwi/home-wwi) Topics include:

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Dig – The Burke & Wills Research Gateway

From Melbourne, Burke and Wills set out into terra incognita – the unknown land.  Discover an extensive range of resources and stories created by the State Library of Victoria from Burke and Wills expeditions. Dig Resources include: Original documents Artefacts Natural history specimens Images Geocaches Contact information for expedition historian David Phoenix. http://burkeandwills.slv.vic.gov.au/

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Reconciliation Resources

National Reconciliation Week Resources – ABC Education Videos, articles, games, digibooks and more in relation to National Reconciliation Week.   Search for one of the first Aboriginal soldiers to die on Western Front It was the eleventh hour in a journey to find her great uncle’s resting place when artist Julie Hutchings had a major breakthrough.   Premier honours Anzac

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Going Global – New Foreign Language Magazines

We are building on our collection of foreign language resources in the Library for students to access immersive, on-level articles and content from nations and cultures outside of Australia. Pick a copy up and browse through the pages to see the latest news for teens direct from Italy, Germany, Spain and Japan all the while building on your comprehension and

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Magazines In The Library

Come to the Library to explore the latest arrivals of magazines and periodicals. There is plenty on offer to connect with your interests and fuel your research with up to date and reliable secondary sources. Latest Arrivals: ChemMatters – February/March 2019 Some topics include: Connecting Chemistry and Art Open for Discussion: Unpacking the Paleo Diet Profile: Chancee Lundy Catalyzes Change

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Referencing: Making it Easy

Referencing can seem a little daunting when you’re just starting out. However, it is a vital part of research and information collection and the more you do the easier it will become. Here are two great resources which we highly recommend you use: SACE: South Australian Certificate of Education have created guidelines for referencing (See below) The Online Reference Generator

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eSafety

Young & eSafe By young people, for young people to help challenge the haters and fakers online.   Here’s a great place to start if you want to develop an understanding of how you can be an active member of a positive online world. The Australian Government’s Office of the eSafety Commisioner has training resources, created ‘by young people, for young

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TinyCards

https://tinycards.duolingo.com/ Tinycards by Duolingo is a fun app that helps you develop flash cards to memorize pretty much anything. The great news is that you don’t have to start from scratch – there are many many sets of flashcards which have already been developed for you to peruse and use. They’re organised into topics such as Art, Physics, Sport, Chemistry, Math,

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Web Resource: BioNinja

Although this website was developed for IB students, BioNinja contains plenty of in-depth summaries of all things biology. Topics explored include: Topic 1: Cell Biology Topic 2: Molecular Biology Topic 3: Genetics Topic 4: Ecology Topic 5: Evolution and Biodiversity Topic 6: Human Physiology   Topic 7: Nucleic Acids Topic 8: Metabolism, Cell Respiration & Photosynthesis Topic 9: Plant Biology Topic 10:

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StageMilk

StageMilk is an acting and theatre information site that offers a range of resources and information for students, actors, writers and theatre lovers. This Australian created website is an up to date online resource which may be of interest to students studying drama and the creative arts. Resources include: Acting Games Monologues for different age groups and genders Acting Scenes

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22 Rules of Storytelling

With the Barossa Friends of the Barossa Library recently launching the 2017 Young Writer’s Competition, we thought it would be good timing to share some storytelling tips and tools on the site. Below is a graphic we found online which is a series of rules originally tweeted by Emma Coats @lawnrocket (then a Story Artist for Pixar – now working for

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OER COMMONS

http://www.oercommons.org Open Educational Resources (OER) Support Equity and Flexibility. Here’s why you may choose to use (or freely print, share, edit and reuse) this online resource: Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created

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Looking for a reliable source? Try THE CONVERSATION

We’ve stumbled across a great reliable online resource for researching.. just about anything in the news really! The Conversation : Academic rigour, journalistic flair Topics on the website are divided into several key categories: Arts & Culture Business & Economy Education Environment & Energy Fact Check Health & Medicine Politics & Society Science & Technology What makes ‘The Conversation’ different, though,

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Quote Investigator: Exploring the Origins of Quotes

http://quoteinvestigator.com/ A good example of why we shouldn’t believe everything we read on the internet played out on the weekend (12 Jan 2017) when in the US the Republican National Committee (GOP) posted a quote to twitter in celebration of former President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday anniversary. The only problem (which twitter users were quick to pick up on) was the

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Nectar.org

https://nectar.org.au/ “The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project (Nectar) provides an online infrastructure that supports researchers to connect with colleagues in Australia and around the world, allowing them to collaborate and share ideas and research outcomes, which will ultimately contribute to our collective knowledge and make a significant impact on our society. Nectar Virtual Labs are rich domain-oriented online

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T4, Week 9

“None of those other things makes a difference. Love is the strongest thing in the world, you know. Nothing can touch it. Nothing comes close. If we love each other we’re safe from it all. Love is the biggest thing there is.” Snow Falling on Cedars. David Guterson

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T4, Week 6

“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.” A

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iBook: INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS AT WAR

This free iBook, published by Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) and Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne (2003)  commemorates, acknowledges and tells the story of the Indigenous men and women who served for Australia through interactive touch photo galleries and movies. (https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/indigenous-australians-at/id721435276?mt=11) It is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

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AllDay.com – Feed Your Curious Mind

Dig around in allday.com and you may never leave.. it’s a rabbit warren of interesting articles on topics such as history, travel, culture, food, entertainment and science. Some recent articles include: Drift Through Gorgeous Canals All Over The World Keep Calm And Carry On: Daily Life And Courage During The Blitz Visit The World’s Mirror: The Salar De Uyuni Salt

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