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Showing posts with label Education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Education. Show all posts

7 October 2015

Math Tutor

Get a handle on those concepts in maths that you missed out on at school, or can't remember, writes Tracey Whyte, Subject Librarian for Education at Berwick.


If you want to build your mathematical skills and confidence then go to Math Tutor online.

The Library provides access to this excellent resource via the Kanopy streaming database and you can access it via the Library's Search tool.

"The Math Tutor Collection offers a selection offers video tutorials on topics from secondary mathematics, aimed at students who wish to revise these topics in preparation for study at University, but equally useful for those meeting this content for the first time.

"I recommended some of the videos in the 'Sequences and Series' topic to my students, because I thought the content was clearly and thoroughly explained, and might support those students who were meeting this content for the first time."

(Monica Baker, lecturer, PhD student and maths teacher)

The content covers over 80 mathematics topics and provides diagrams and worked examples to clearly explain mathematical concepts. There are a series of eight videos to watch:
  • Geometry and Vectors
  • Algebra
  • Integration
  • Arithmetic
  • Trigonometry
  • Functions and graphs
  • Sequences and series
  • Differentiation
Each topic describes the subjects taught within each video and displays between five and 11 clips ranging from 10 minutes to over an hour.

For those who want to challenge their skills a bit more, Math Tutor has created a website that contains these videos with diagnostic tests, exercises and a pdf text version. These resources are available from the Math Tutor website.


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17 April 2015

Using the Library’s extensive Teaching Materials Collection

Ever wondered what to use and how to get the most out of your teaching placements?  Needing to structure your lessons in a particular way? The Library has a collection of teaching resources just for this purpose...by Carlie Nekrasov


Large abacus from the Teaching Materials Collection
The Teaching Materials Collection is varied and can be used in any teaching setting, including early childhood, primary and secondary teaching rounds. It includes board books, musical instruments, DVDs, big books (over 40cm in height or width), junior and young adult fiction books and educational kits and toys.

How to locate teaching materials in Search

Teaching materials are called ‘curriculum materials’ in the Library’s online Search interface. For instance, to find ‘educational toys’ you simply type the words into the search box. You then need to apply the facets on the left hand side to narrow down your search to ‘curriculum materials’ (found under the ‘Special collection’ heading).

To physically locate your item, click on ‘Get it’ as this will show which library holds the item. You can even request an item if it is only held at another campus.

Which campuses have a Teaching Materials Collection?

The Teaching Materials Collection is found at three of our libraries - Berwick, Matheson and Peninsula. Peninsula’s collection is located on level 2 of the Library. Matheson currently has their collection located on the first floor. Berwick’s collection can be found off to the right of the information desk just before the general collection begins.

Do you have to be an Education student to access the materials?

Certainly not. The collection can be accessed by staff and students for personal use also. For example the collection contains a huge range of award-winning Australian picture books for children that can be borrowed for reading at home.


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6 March 2015

Online streaming of 10,000+ television programs



Studying Education and wondering how to give more pep to your lesson plans and engage your students when you are on placement? Or are you a lecturer who wants to ensure your students have  access to particular program content? .... by Ellen O'Hehir



EduTV is for you! It is a TV online streaming resource that makes it easy for both students and lecturers to find and instantly watch television content and embed clips from TV shows into their presentations, projects and lessons.

There are an amazing number of programs (over 10,000!) to choose from including documentaries, dramas, series and shows from both broadcast and pay TV. Each week there are 80 new programs added and the archive spans back to 2006. That’s nine years of television!

EduTV provides content across a huge variety of learning areas such as History, Politics, Languages, Indigenous Studies, Performing Arts, Science, Health, Business, Technology and many more.

The database comes with heaps of features:
  • Recent TV programs can be watched on your computer, tablet or even smartphone;
  • program study guides, found under the ‘Resources’ tab, are created by Australian Teachers of Media. The study guides, which are downloadable, are written by experts in film, documentary and media studies and are an excellent resource for Education students;
  • there are advanced searching options and the ‘Quick search’ box allows you to search for programs by simply typing in keywords;
  • you can create clips from shows to show in your classes or lectures;
  • closed captions are available;
  • you can share videos with other EduTV users via email, Facebook and Twitter.  
Best of all - there are no ads!

If you are a Monash staff or student, you have free access to EduTV as one of the Library’s many database subscriptions.  Get in touch with your subject librarian if you have questions about this or other streaming video databases available through the Library.


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