I'm pleased to be able to share access to Shannon Miller's Keynote address at AKLA 2013- Be The Change You Want To See In The World and it's a gold mine of information. Shannon is the Energizer Bunny of school librarians but full of tips and tricks for starting out slow and gradually adding to your repertoire of digital tools. In her afternoon session, Empower Your Students to Create Connect and Collaborate With Each Other, she took the time to walk folks through setting up Tweet Deck to make Twitter a manageable tool. That little tip alone was huge for us Twitter challenged folk. She also shared her 2012-13 K-12 Digital Citizenship, Technology, Library Science Curriculum and said anyone was welcome to utilize it, just give her credit. She also said she keeps improving it so check back often. I hope you'll all take a moment to check out what Shannon has to share.
This post by Michelle Luhtala, high school librarian at New Canaan High School and frequent presenter on edWeb.net caught my eye because of her mention of "building a library volunteer program," something we all could stand to perfect.
However, investigating her infographic on how she uses productivity tools to streamline the dissemination of information to various audiences was a real eye opener. When you get to her blog, just hover your cursor over the different icons in the infographic and read what she says. I don't know that it will work in this post.
I don't know about you but I need to do some catching up!!!!! And I certainly am interested in any suggestions on how to streamline the sharing of info.....aren't you?
Read Joyce Valenza's latest Never Ending Search blog post for her advice on using curation tools and sites as an additional search engine. She has her students searching the worldwide collection of LibGuides, among other products like Scoop.it, Paper.li and LiveBinders, for collections of resources pulled together by librarians. Pretty smart. Katie
Looks like Shannon Miller has switched her energies to curating a site in Scoop.it also titled Two Libraries, One Voice, rather than maintaining a blog and it really makes a lot of sense. When I think about most of what I share with you folks, I think the format of Scoop.it would present the information better as I am mostly just sharing websites. If I were waxing philosophical and needing a forum for my musings perhaps a blog would be a better format. Lucky for you I prefer to pass on gems I've run across.
So, this is a heads up! I might be switching formats soon. That's what technology is all about, ladies and gentlemen. Finding the best tool for the job!
Meanwhile, be sure to bookmark Shannon's Scoop.it! It's full of treasures!! Katie
Wow, are these "curated" projects created at Scoop-it amazing! Check out what Joyce Valenza and her amazing crew have been up to now -
What a fun way to gather information and so classy. I can't wait to see some locally created Scoops posted on our various webpages. Katie