Librarians on the Loose!


Kidblog.org

Uses in the Library
  • ESL students’ literature discussions
  • Multi-campus book club discussions
  • Information literacy portfolios
  • Embedding student-created web 2.0 projects


Connecting Books with Kidblog (handout from Alicia Vandenbroek)





Photopeach

Girlfriend Material by Melissa Kantor- Story Mode



2009-2010 Bluebonnet Books- Spiral Mode


Uses in the Library
  • New arrivals
  • Book recommendations with student quotes
  • Plot summaries with occasional quiz slides


Other Examples


Lesson Plans


Voki


Uses in the Library
  • Book reviews
  • Library announcements
  • Character analyses
  • Share poetry
  • Book talk
  • Giving instructions
  • Introducing lessons








Vocaroo

Book Trailer for The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


Uses in the Library
  • Reading responses for younger students
  • Character descriptions
  • Chapter book previews





Linoit

Action/Adventure wall: http://linoit.com/users/jholland/canvases/ActionAdventure
Realistic Fiction wall: http://linoit.com/users/jholland/canvases/Realistic%20Fiction

Uses in the Library
  • Genres of fiction
  • Story elements of a given story/book
  • Figurative language
  • Book club feedback
  • Literature discussions
  • Collaborative research



Textbin

See my book review that I created for you...
Code: 60v44
Password: tcea2011

Uses in the Library
  • Book recommendations between students



Animoto





Uses in the Library
  • Book trailers
  • Fiction genres with specific examples
  • Lesson introductions
  • Library orientation
  • Showcasing projects

Hint: use PowerPoint to create longer and more elaborate title/text slides rather than using the limited titles within Animoto. Simply save your PPT slides as JPG images then upload them to Animoto!


Slideboom

Orientation Slideshow...


2008-2009 Bluebonnet Nominees (a Wordle game)



Uses in the Library
  • Library orientation slideshows
  • Curriculum-related slideshows
  • Database overview and usage



Storyjumper

Uses in the Library
  • · Big6™ skills overview
  • Summarization
  • Original writing
  • Poetry
  • Illustrated vocabulary

Other Examples:
Big6 Research Steps: http://www.storyjumper.com/book/index/1340434/The-Big6-Basics




Shelfari

Jim's Shelf:


Uses in the Library
  • Embed widget listing your New Arrivals
  • Display your most popular books
  • Show the books on specific reading lists (Bluebonnet, LoneStar, Newberry, etc.)


Jog the Web
Uses in the Library
  • Student directions for creating projects such as Book Trailers
  • Tour of library databases and resources
  • Webquests & Hotlists
  • Research links

Other Examples:

Elementary Tips and Tricks: Using Your Interactive Whiteboard with Interactive Websites
http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/ZGCO1z4vweTe/Tips-and-Tricks--Elementary-Sites-for-your-Interactive-Whiteboard

Building Digital Book Trailers with Students: http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/J0DSzaDXv2w7/Bulidng~a~Digital~Book~trailer

Website Validity: http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/DpnsulFYG8w2/Website-Validity


Tiny URL
Don't expect students to enter long URLs correctly. Take this one, for example:

http://destiny.aisd.net/cataloging/servlet/presenttitledetailform.do?siteTypeID=-1&siteID=&includeLibrary=true&includeMedia=false&mediaSiteID=&bibID=409557&walkerID=1297115520171



Random Name Picker

Use this to randomly pick a name or term.
Check out the Burger Diagram, also from ClassTools.net



Plurk

See Jim's Plurk page: http://www.plurk.com/talljim/invite




Wix




Uses in the Library
  • Main library websites
  • Organizing book trailers
  • Display or embed student projects


Other Awesome Librarian Wikis & Websites using Web 2.0 Tools