Wow.. it's the first time for me to teach IL skills in the UK. It's also the first time for me to collaborate with teacher and integrate the IL skills in her subject module. It's really a thrilling experience. I have put it into 3-4 sessions.
Session 1 - Searching for Information. Mainly introduced where to look for information, types of sources including printed and non-printed. The Google 'Kung-fu' which I transformed the Booliean Search strategy into a set of body movement. I am… Continue
Few days ago, my colleague sent me a mail and asked me to help put the assignment content on the VLE. I looked at the assignment and asked him if he would like us to create a resource bank on the VLE for his students to complete that particular assignment. After that invitation, he shared his SOW with us and so we started the cooperation relationship together. He is a Religious Studies teacher and I do think it's a very good chance for us to promote the library services for him and his… Continue
This year, I led the MBA students to use the movie-maker to create the book trailer for the MBA books. Also, I asked them to write the book reviews and recommendations so as to promote the books and the whole programme to the whole school community. Their work is brilliant and it works very well in library to attract pupils' attention and browsing. The MBA person-in-charge from public library also appreciated their work and put their work on the public library website. WoW... I will tell them… Continue
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