Teacher-librarian Professional Development Opportunities


  • Conversation
  • Collaboration
  • Creation
  • Contribution

  1. Promoting Books and Reading (Mock Newbery, Mock Willow Awards)
    1. Writing online book reviews (blogging)
    2. Creating online booktalks (podcasting and blogging)
    3. Promoting reading with posters and book jackets (digital photography, photosharing, photo manipulation tools/toys)
    4. Book Trailers (MultiMedia tools: iMovie, Windows movie maker, PowerPoint, PhotoStory 3, VoiceThread, Photoblog, SplashMedia; Sharing tools; embedding within blogs, YouTube, TeacherTube, SlideShare)
  2. Finding and Promoting Resources
    1. Search tools (VisuWords, Quintura for Kids, KartOO, Ask)
    2. Social Bookmarking
    3. Pathfinders (using wikis)
    4. Databases (hyperlinking to specific databases and/or specific articles -- adding to bookmarking tool or wiki page)
    5. Online Encyclopedia including Wikipedia (What about Wikipedia? - a high school student video)
  3. Organizing information
    1. Online libraries (LibraryThing)
    2. MindMapping tools (Gliffy, Mindomo)
  4. Digital Citizenship
    1. Using citation generators (BibMe, NoodleTools Express, OttoBib)
    2. Online safety

Living Sky School Division Information Literacy Portal (still under construction)
Booktalking 2.0 from Joyce Valenza