Ian McLean is a Sydney-based, Australian primary (elementary) teacher-librarian with the NSW Department of Education, who spends way too much of his spare time blogging in cyberspace. He is a former editor of the then-NSW Department of Education and Training‘s professional journal, Scan (1998-2002), and a past President of the School Libraries Section (NSW Group) of ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association). Ian also reviews children’s literature and teaching resources for Scan and the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge Committee.
This blog began life as a series of personal, professional reflections, always taking the “glass half full approach” to any problem. Over time, it’s almost become an online program for collaborative teaching and learning, and a repository of useful URLs and video clips that puts such online resources in the context of how Ian intends to use them, which he’s found more rewarding that keeping a separate list of URLs on delicio.us or CURLS. Ian does work collaboratively with all the class teachers K-6, but the aspects of that collaboration are more often expanded upon in his professional journal articles.
Ian enjoys learning – along with his students and teaching colleagues – about the wonders of information and communications technology (ICT) in education. This web log commenced: 22nd January, 2008. Send Ian an email: here.