Teacher-librarian 2.0
Saskatchewan School Library Association Conference
Hooked in... Hooked on... Hooked up... to School Libraries

Presentation

April 30, 2007
Saskatoon


Key Points

Change
What is Web 2.0?
21st Century Learner
Social Software: Web 2.0 tools
Issues and concerns
Impact on teacher-librarian roles
  • Manager
  • Teacher
  • Instructional leader
Questions


Change

Did you know? Shift Happens!

SlideShow


21st Century Learner

  • digital native
  • connected
  • content creator
  • information illiterate
  • not print based

Learning

  • anywhere
  • anytime
  • with anyone

What is Web 2.0?

  • the web as platform
  • 'participatory architecture'
  • read/write
  • 7 C's (Will Richardson)
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Teacher-librarian Roles


  • Manager
    • information systems
    • facilities
  • teacher
    • planning
    • team-teaching
    • evaluating
  • Instructional leader
    • technology
    • instructional strategies
    • professional development
    • just-in-time learning


Social Software Tools

RSS Feeds

RSS in Plain English video
Dean Shareski's Guide to RSS
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Donna's bloglines account

Start Pages

A StartPage is a self-constructed webpage that uses small feed boxes or modules that can house weblinks, photo feeds, breaking news, search engines and social bookmarking links. The user has full control over the positioning of each module using drag’n'drop customisation. Generally, access is free and just requires a valid e-mail address to create an account. More than one page can be set up on the one site, using titled tabs at the top of the StartPage to navigate. A StartPage can become a “one stop shop” that many teachers can use to manage their use of the internet especially as they explore and use more of the really useful Web 2.0 tools that continue to emerge on a regular basis. From: Personalizing the Web: Using Start Pages


Blogs: Conversation

a website that is:
  • updated regularly
  • places content in reverse chronological order
  • subscribeable
  • requires no knowledge of html
  • one click publishing
  • comments provide for interaction

Weblogging: Will Richardson Video

Types of Blogging
From: Blogging Techniques in the Classroom
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Administrative Blogs
Early Literacy
Classroom Tech Tips
Discussion Blog
I am David Journals
Discussion Blog
Mrs. Cassidy's Classroom Blog: Grade 1 & 2
Individual Blog
Darfur Blogs
Blogging Tools



Wikis

A wiki is a website that allows the visitors themselves to easily add, remove, and otherwise edit and change available content, and typically without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for mass collaborative authoring. The online encyclopedia wikipedia is a an example of a wiki. (Wikipedia)

Overview of Wikis and links to 'how to' resources

Wiki Collaboration
Commedia Dell Artê

Contribute to a teacher-librarian wiki
Teacher-librarian Wiki
Teacher-librarian 2.0

Wiki tools


Social Bookmarking

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It's Delightful; its del.icio.us by Doug Johnson
Donna's Web 2.0 links
Using Delicious video
ScreenCast explanation

Donna's bookmarks

Other Social Bookmarking Tools:
  • furl
  • bluedot


Audio

Podcasting
Evoka
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Skype
Yakpak an online walkie talkie!
  • See it in operation on Kathy Cassidy's classroom blog


VideoSharing

  • YouTube
  • TeacherTube
    • "Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill".
  • BlipTV


Productivity Applications



Virtual Worlds



Surveys

Survey Monkey: create free online surveys (Max 10 questions and 100 responses), allows for quick easy analysis of results.



Personal Libraries

LibraryThing:
Donna's collection



Tying it all together! Flat classroom projects:


Flat Classroom Project
Horizon Project
  • Beth Kantor's Post on the Horizon Project
International Teen Life Project (Snow Lake Manitoba)
Teen Tech



Issues and Concerns

"we'll need to rethink a few things"
The Machine is Using/Us

We’ll need to rethink a few things…
We’ll need to rethink copyright
authorship
identity
ethics
aesthetics
rhetorics
governance
privacy
commerce
love
family
ourselves.

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* Safety
  • Respect