The Essential Tools For The Connected Teacher-Part 4

The Web20Classroom

They have a large library of music to add to your creation and being able to choose the starting point for the music is a big plus. Over the past 3 weeks we have examined the tools that I think are essential for the connected teacher.

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New Posted Resources 12/01/2009

The Web20Classroom

Science and Math Interactive Library tags : interactive , science , math , favorite Presentation Planning Pyramid « CleaveFast tags : presentation , planning , favorite ZaidSwoosh: A Podcasting Mini-Guide (Jeff Cobb) tags : podcasting , favorite Interactive Protractor tags : Geometry , protractor , interactive , favorite Formative and Summative Assessment in the Classroom tags : assessment , formative , summative , favorite An interactive whiteboard.

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New Posted Resources 12/17/2009

The Web20Classroom

The goal of summative assessments is to make a judgment of student competency after an instructional phase is complete tags : assessment , favorite The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library tags : mathematics , favorite Posted from Diigo.

Voting is Now Open For The 2009 Edublog Awards!

The Daring Librarian

Photo Credit: Second Life Jokadia Island "You can now vote for your favorite education-related blogs — voting for the 2009 Edublogs Awards is open until December 16th. Here you can learn details of the voting, see all the nominees, and begin voting at The 2009 Edublog Awards ! You can see who I nominated at My Nominations For The Edublog Awards 2009. edublog nominations school library media technology education

Flickr Meets Library of Congress!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

The Library of Congress is a dynamic institution! archive Flickr Library of Congress photos primary sources My Friend Flickr -- a Match Made in Photo Heaven! (????) This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda.

Can Music Aid Memory of Text?

Nik Peachey

It could also be interesting to build up a music text library and see if your students can remember which text went with each composition. This is a really interesting site that I spotted a little while back.

How Does the Library Fit In?

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

How best to fit the library into the mix? World History 10 is my guinea pig class for using library resource pages that invite input from teachers and students. I''ll be doing lots of research and experimenting over the next few months to create a resource-filled website that optimizes academic interplay (say THAT phrase 10x fast) between the library, students, and teachers. Our new school website BEGS for interactive communication!

Christmas Storytelling Hour

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Rebecca Serle (pictured above), of Nurturing Narratives, will be telling Christmas stories, and I will be helping her, in our school library. This will be a first for me: storytelling for the shorter readers, ages 3 to 6!

Colbert Report: Nailed 'Em - Library Crime

The Daring Librarian

The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Nailed ''Em - Library Crime Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Mark Sanford Dominic Philip gets banned from his local library after a photo of him tooting a kazoo in a parade is spotted. How is this kid different than an Inter Library Loan? However, any kid asking me for a book that i don''t have in my collection.and another school library has.makes me buy it right away!

Caledon Oxbridge University in Second Life

The Daring Librarian

Caledon Oxbridge also incorporates three "Residence Halls", offering a short term apartment and prim allotment to new players, and a branch of the Caledon Library."

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Share Out Loud: Join the Wiki!

The Daring Librarian

Sometimes when re-vamping or starting a school library blog, website, or project it would be nice to see what others have done to get a fresh outlook and a new perspective! For more, read the rest of her blog and join the newly re-purposed School Library Websites Wiki!

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Second Life: Interactive Books

The Daring Librarian

I was very pleased and gratified to have Sir JJ Drinkwater of the Caledon Library bestow upon me a very special bookcase ((I later found out they were FREE for the asking! caledon interactive library second life steampunk MHMS Media Center Adventures!

The Daring Librarian

animate caledon comic interactive library media specialist goanimate : MHMS Media Center Adventures! by gwyneth Like it? Create your own at It''s free and fun! OK, so i''m getting better at GoAnimate! and it really is a WAY cool, user friendly animation studio!

Transliteracy -- an AHA! moment

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Here''s a YouTube slideshow video on the concept, as it relates to libraries: Libraries and Transliteracy by Bobbi L. "Now there''s an official word for it!" This is what is going through my mind as I learn this morning about the word transliteracy , which is defined as: ".the the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks."

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mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Partying at the IMAGINON (part theater, part children/teen library) was the PERFECT way to end an excellent conference. Good food, dancing, chatting, and taking photos! Three Hawaii librarians and one of the Imaginon librarians. (????) This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda. aasl2009 Imaginon school librarians conference

Live Thursday! Library Media Marketing Through Easy Animation: ISTE SIGMS FREE Webinar

The Daring Librarian

Library Media Marketing Through Easy Animation: ISTE SIGMS FREE Webinar : Live Long & Animate! by gwyneth " Media Marketing Through Easy Animation " Thursday, December 10 at 8pm EST/7pm EST/6pm MST/5pm PST Presenter: Gwyneth Anne Bronwynne Jones Promoting your library media center and program has never been easier. Library Media Marketing Through Easy Animation Directions to join the SIGMS webinar event 1. Live Thursday!

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Thank you Edublog, Dear Readers & Voters!

The Daring Librarian

Thank you so much to all of the people who took the time to vote for Library Media Tech Musings and other blogs that were nominated in the 2009 edublogs awards. Edublogs awards – Thanks! This is better than getting flowers at work!

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Edublog Award Nominations 09: Fearless Generosity & Insight

The Daring Librarian

I was VERY flattered, surprised, & thrilled when i found out that none other than the amazing Shelly Terrell nominated this blog for the Library/Librarian category. her library has a FaceBook page a twitter feed AND she''s had authors skype in for talks to her students.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

TeachThought - Learn better.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks. To make them more accessible for you, we’ve decided to create libraries of content, starting with an early collection of the learning models and frameworks we’ve created.

AASL in Charlotte: Beautiful, Dynamic & Gracious

The Daring Librarian

LOL and i''m super excited about the Library Tools Smackdown today!! AASL2009 Charlotte.4,000 school librarians gathered to learn from each other and to build their personal learning networks.and to just be with their peeps. Brilliant! The Bloggers'' Cafe has already made a mark.

Book Crossing & Pass That Book

The Daring Librarian

The Howard County Library is starting a Teen program that i blogged about on my Media Center Blog called Pass That''s along the same lines as''m m reposting that here because this is a GREAT idea for other Library Media Center & Public Library partnerships!

Charlotte Re-examined Openly

The Daring Librarian

The first AASL blew my mind.saw Francey Harris and she inspired me by her AWEsome Library Blog & presentation to start my own ! LOL Buffy Hamilton has inspired me since i stumbled across her Unquiet Library / ian Blog over a year or so ago and lurked there for good ideas.

#AASL09: Rev Up & Go!

The Daring Librarian

Presented triviaoke style, as a quick & irreverent look at the latest & greatest stuff to turbo charge your Library Media Program." Join IN the FUN EARLY! You Gotta b there! Your Virtual Track Pass.

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#NECC09 Conference - Washington, DC

The Daring Librarian

as a library media/technology specialist and a graduate instructor at Johns Hopkins Uni).but or i guess i can just blog my technology thoughts on my library blog but that has always been just for my kids & community and as a program pomotional piece.hmm WWJVD (what would Joyce Valenza do?)

Did You Know 4.0 & Where Are We Going?

The Daring Librarian

savvy school librarians like Buffy Hamilton.her Unquiet Library blog & webpage epitomizes how we should use Social Networks FOR us! her High School library has a Facebook Page with 277 fans and a Twitter Page with 420 followers Now i know i can''t do some of the things Buffy is doing because i''m a Middle School librarian and i respect the 2000 FTC Children''s Internet Privacy Act heck, i quoted it on my 2000 Internet Safety for Parents & Teens webpage!

Library 2.0

Learning with 'e's

What does the future hold for our university libraries? The library has long been seen by many as a very traditional, conservative institution, and is often portrayed as a place where rows upon rows of antiquated book shelves slowly gather dust. 2009) Library 2.0:

Blabberize & Podcasting

The Daring Librarian

-- This site as mentioned on my wiki inspired me to create this Twilight inspired Blabberize to get my kids to return their Library Media Books! Easy & Fun to do.i wouldn''t use kids faces.they can looks sorta odd.but more like animals, famous paintings, GREAT for biography many ideas. even Tiskers the Kitteh wanted to get in on it (did this for my auntie showing her how easy it was

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Turbo Charge Your Resources: More Stuffs

The Daring Librarian

Contact information: Email: Follow Me on Twitter: gwynethjones Professional Blog: Library Media Tech Musings Electronic Portfolio: Gwyneth Jones Flickr Feed: info_grr l For a peek into My Steampunk Second Life as Capt. Had such a great time presenting my Session: Turbo Charge Your Resources: Fabulous Freebies, Great Gadgets, & Sweet Sites that Go the Distance! AKA Gadget-A-Go-Go! Everything i went over and MORE can be found on 3 different wikipages!

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B There! A Pining Robot's Plea

The Daring Librarian

or the sad tale of a lonely Clank who wants to go to the AASL conference in Charlotte: Part 1: Clank He can''t join in on the Bloggers'' Cafe.but YOU Can! Join us@the Unconference ! Part 2: Cecily & Clank b there! You’ve registered for the AASL 14th National Conference & Exhibition. Before you start your engines, be sure to take advantage of the b there – Your Virtual Track Pass Web site – the national conference offered in a virtual setting.

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. billion SMS messages being sent daily Over 276 million wireless users (source: CITA Wireless Industry Survey, 2009). Mobile Libraries!

Let’s Make Our Mark and See Where It Goes for Dot Day 2015

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Reynolds ’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. Art collaboration Connected Learning connected learning connected libraries creativity Fablevision global collaboration google docs google hangout international dot day Peter Reynolds shared reading Skye

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university


The Kudan Elementary School in downtown Tokyo organized the first robot teacher testing as far back as 2009. Digital libraries. Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic.

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Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. Richard’s print work includes a monthly column for School Library Journal, contributing author to What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media, and contributions to Teacher Librarian.

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How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online libraries and collections of free didactic documents were a reality as early as 1997 , through the Cisco Networking Academy. According to statistics published by Gartner analyst Thomas Bittman, only 4% of the school and education system was interested in cloud computing in 2009.

How to Promote Additive Bilingualism over Subtractive Bilingualism in the Classroom


You could, for example, stock your school library with a few books in their first language or connect them with other students who speak their language. Theory and Research in Education, 2009, 7(2), pp. What’s the difference between additive and subtractive bilingualism?