Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Web 2.0 in the library

Some of you (if anyone is still reading this) may have noticed I haven't really written many posts lately.  It seems the majority of my recent posts have just been links or youtube videos that I plan to use in my library lessons.  It has been most helpful to allow me to pull things up quickly now that my district doesn't block the entire WWW. 

However, I do PROMISE to get back to some actual writing someday soon---I've read a ton of great books that are dying to be reviewed on here, and some actual librarian ponderings to pontificate upon. 

Until that time, please bear with me.  Can you stand one more "lesson" posting?  Let's hope so because I've just been informed I'm doing a web 2.0 training tomorrow for some district librarians and I've got some awesome links and other info to share.  And really...posting them on this blog is so very simple, and so easy for me to access from anywhere....and isn't that kind of the point of the whole web 2.0 thing? 

Let's take a look at EDTECH, for example.  Tom Barrett is a techie genius. 
  (He's probably many forms of genius, but I know for sure he's a tech wiz.)

And how about DragonTech?  My friend and colleague Art Lieberman reviews a ton of great techie stuff on here. 

I'd also like to try having an online book club....doesn't this look cool?

For a research project I'm working on with some 8th graders, the classroom teacher and I have picked out 3 different techie products they can choose from: Voki, Museum Box, and Animoto

Wondering how to Tweet educationally?  Cybraryman has some ideas!

And symbaloo...we can't leave out symbaloo...here's a look at mine on authors and series...

And so our district librarians can perhaps begin the web 2.0 collaborative process in earnest, I've set up this wiki. 

There are many great and wonderous web 2.0 tools that can be used in the classroom--the real trick for me is having enough quiet down time to search, read, think about, play with, and use them!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Author's Purpose