Many of the students in my school celebrate Lunar New Year or Tet. This year is the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese Lunar calendar. I found the decorations in my local variety store for just a few dollars each including the Lanterns which came in packs of 2 for $5.
I bought the gorgeous red satin fabric at a local fabric store for $5 per metre. The best thing about the satin is that it allows us to make a quick transition from Lunar New Year to Library Lovers Day on February 14.
Today I learned how to access the Library at Charles Sturt University as I spotted a reading in my course outline that sounded relevant to my first assignment and that it was an ebook format so I could have it straight away through download.
I started reading and I wanted to highlight information. All the commenting tools were disabled and I noticed a padlock symbol above the normal bookmark symbol. Clicking on it, I discovered the security features you can put on PDF documents. This got me thinking about the e-resources I have in the school collection that I want students to access and use if I can make sure that they don’t make illegal copies. Here is what the security settings look like:
I want to do more research on these settings- I am really interested in being able to get our e-resources out to students.
In the last few days, my Teacher Librarian Course has started to come online. I have downloaded my course outlines and I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 to highlight and comment things I need to do or things that I have already done including creating this blog!
What are my thoughts on going back to uni- at the moment I am a bit panicked as I don’t know how I am going to fit all this into my schedule at school. I have so many whole school programs I have to organise as well as teach History to Yr 8 and 10 not to mention training a new school assistant.