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.
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This little lady will tell you a brief synopsis of the book "Taste of Salt". Creating A Voki was a fun, quick way to share a book you have read. I had a great time doing it and I think kids would really have a great time doing animated "book talks"
New Free App Available called Bluefire. This app enables users to borrow library ebooks without wires or having to sync your device.
Did you know that Ebooks now account for 10% of book sales? Do you know the difference between a “traditional Ebook reader ” and an “enhanced Ebook reader”? A traditional Ebook reader, such as a Kindle, provides just the words, whereas an “enhanced Ebook reader” provides the user with color pictures and even video! This is a great improvement to support children’s picture books. Traditional book sellers are joining in the Ebook fray, with the larger book retailers getting more into selling the various devices along with the Ebook content. You can support your small local book store owner by purchasing Ebooks from their store websites.
Exciting news!! You can access your local library Ebooks downloaded to your iPad or iPhone with no sync or wires required. There is a FREE new app available from Bluefire Productions called Bluefire. This app works well with Overdrive and Adobe Digital Editions, which are the programs currently used by Noel Wien Public Library to deliver their Ebook collection from Listen Alaska Plus (available from the Noel Wien Public Library homepage by clicking the Digital Download Center button on the left hand menu). More information on how to get this app working for you is available in Library Journal Vol. 135 no.20 December 2010 p.29. Library Journal is available from Library Media Services.
I followed the brief directions in the article noted above and downloaded two library books to my iphone, just like magic. Minutes later, I showed a collegue and wow, with nary a stutter we downloaded two more. Try it.
And that's just what it is - a simple book repair manual for some of the most needed repairs in the library. Click around and check things out when you have time. Keep in mind that some of these repairs are for the books you really, really, really want to keep and will need time to complete them properly. Enjoy the link! Jim
To add an RSS Feed to your Zimbra email account:
On the far left side of the screen underneath your name, find the word Folders. Right click on the folder with the green plus just to the right of the word Folders. On a Mac, the right click is ‘option + click’
In the Create New Folder box that pops up, name the folder LMS Weebly
In the Create New Folder box, click the ‘Subscribe to RSS/ATOM feed’ check box
In the Create New Folder box, paste the LMS Weebly URL into the URL box http://librarymedia.weebly.com/1/feed
In the Create New Folder box, click on the word Folders
In the Create New Folder box, click on OK.
To add an RSS Feed in Mac Mail:
Click File in the menu
Click Add RSS Feeds
Make sure the button is clicked in the Specify a custom feed URL
Paste the entire URL into the box http://librarymedia.weebly.com/1/feed