Saturday, December 01, 2007
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
She's at it again!
Listen to the podcast
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Teacher Librarian Joyce Valenza had a wonderful chart she constructed with recollections on how life has changed for librarians through the years on her blog NeverEnding Search.
Plus, I'm thinking about our seniors that will be graduating this year. I'm hoping that we are preparing them for that "ever changing world" giving them skills that they need to be successful. My perspective was enhanced when I took a look at the Beloit College list regarding the mindset of these kids. Hmmm remember Pogs and Duck Tails?
When you look at the lives of 12-24 year olds, in a study/article that appeared in the Los Angeles Times. Thanks to Michael Casey's Library Crunch- I have some better ideas of what they have been thinking...here are a few quotes from Michael -
- IM use is almost equal to email use in the 12-17 age group.
- "Social networking websites such as MySpace.com are very popular...just under half of girls and 43% of boys reported visiting such sites, joined by 56% of young women and 41% of men. The older adults were less likely to spend time on social sites -- 66% of men over 21 said they do not visit such sites, along with 52% of women."
- "Fifteen percent of girls 12-14 who visit such [social networking] sites said they spend more than four hours a day doing so."
I would love to see what you think! Let me know!
Monday, August 21, 2006
Writely is Back!
It is nice, because it keeps all previous revisions and you can review any or all of those when you feel like it. It even has RSS so you can set it up on your aggregator to be informed when there are changes! Nice.
Enjoy playing with it. If you want to send a document to someone- try me! I'd love to try.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
New Blogging Browsers
Now, on the other hand there is a free web browser called FLOCK.
It is very BLOGGER friendly ...once you download and install it, it allows to you highlight portions of the web that you are
reading, right click and choose a portion of that data to post to your
blog. You can even post pictures on that temporary space and have them upload to your blog.
FLOCK can be associated with online photo editors like FLICKR and social bookmarks like del.icio.us
in dynamic ways. This means that if your friends have FLICKR accounts
and post pictures...they can show up on the masthead of your browser.
You can use Flock as an aggregator too making it easy to subscribe and view your feeds without another application.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
School Librarians rejoice!
If you haven’t had the opportunity to listen to the most recent podcast #53 Ed Tech Talk - LibraryFest, take the chance. Joyce Valenza was the guest and provides great information for your principals and teachers to listen to. For example if you need to put together a unit on biography, or civil rights or how to form your upper level BLOOMS questions with your staff or kids!
Check out the podcast runs - it runs about 45 minutes and the show notes have tons of excellent links worth checking out! Take some time and listen it or download soon- then think about how you might use the ideas it has in your own work!