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Keeping Up with New Tools

Keeping Up with New Tools
There are hundreds and hundreds of web-based tools available! There seem to be a dozen or more new tools online every day! Here are some of the newest ones that I'm exploring (from my Pinterest boards):Donna BaumbachWebTools-New 2 Me!Follow On Many of these have potential for increasing our own productivity, for enhancing our teaching, for organizing our information resources and/or for helping students learn. How to do keep on top of these new tools? As I read and find good things I use Diigo, a social bookmarking tool, to keep track of them.You can see them all here, but here are my most recent Diigo-bookmarked sites tagged with Web 2.0:Auntytech's Favorite Links on web2.0 from Diigo and here are the most recent Diigo bookmarks from the Teaching and Learning with Web 2.0 group:Best content in Teaching and Learning with Web 2.0 | Diigo - Groups and, although not specifically tagged with Web 2.0, you'll find many useful tools in the Teacher-Librarian Diigo group. Related:  Teaching Strategies

14. Web 2.0 tools and beyond – 23 teaching things Thing14 is about using Web 2.0 tools to produce information such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and media sharing, rather than just consuming it. In this Thing we talk about the pedagogy using Web 2.0 tools and beyond. We share some resources about Web 2.0 tools. What are Web 2.0 tools? Web 2.0 tools are online software and web-based services that let users create, collaborate, edit and share content online. Believe it or not, you have already been using Web 2.0 tools: creating an online blog (Thing 4), writing in the cloud (Thing 6, 7 and 8) and creating your own digital resource (Thing 9, 10, 11 and 12). Pedagogy for Web 2.0 tools As you plan how to use digital tools to enhance and improve students’ learning, Dr Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model is helpful. Teachers need to consider how, why and when we use digital tools in the classroom. As digital tools open up opportunities for new ways of teaching and learning, what other skills do we need to teach? Web 2.0 tools for thinking Try this

Free Technology for Teachers Pablo by Buffer - Design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds - Create beautiful visual quotes as images The Cybrarian’s Web an Information Today, Inc. Book Best Applications For Annotating Websites I’m always on the look-out for web tools that can mimc a key instructional strategy I use with students in the classroom — having them use post-it notes to annotate books or articles so they can demonstrate their use of reading strategies (asking questions, making connections, etc.). I thought it would a good subject for another “The Best…” list. In order to make this list, it had to be available free-of-charge, be accessible to English Language Learners, and not require any downloads of any kind. Here are my choices for The Best Applications For Annotating Websites (not in order of preference): A.nnotate is the newest addition to this list. Rooh It! I’d like to highlight a couple of great features, though. The only negative I see is that it looks a little “busy” — English Language Learners could be a bit confused by all the initial options and text. Good News, Bad News & Good News On Website Annotation Tools Could “Microsoft Edge” Be The Magic Bullet For Annotating Websites? Related

Home EDU 609 - Antioch University Seattle School Library Certification Program Helen Adams, a former Wisconsin school librarian and technology coordinator, is currently an onlineinstructor in the School Library Media Endorsement Program of Antioch University-Seattle. Helen's published works include numerous article in professional journals. Additionally, she has written Protecting Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Your School Library (Libraries Unlimited 2013), Ensuring Intellectual Freedom and Access to Information in the School Library Media Program (Libraries Unlimited 2008), Privacy in the 21st Century: Issues for Public, School, and Academic Libraries (co-author, Libraries Unlimited 2005), and is a contributor to the forthcoming The Many Faces in School Library Leadership , 2nd edition (Libraries Unlimited 2017). A former AASL President in 2001-2002, she is currently a member of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, the ALA Privacy Subcommittee, the Knowledge Quest Advisory Board, the ALA American Libraries Advisory Board, and the ALA Nominating Committee.

Standard 2 - Literacy and Reading - School Library Media Services The reading theme I chose is Black History. This theme will be taught starting the week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day through Black History Month, February, allowing students to learn how famous Black Americans contributed throughout history. Some famous black Americans the students will learn about will be Martin Luther King, Jr., Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, Ron McNair, Harriet Tubman, and Henry “Box” Brown. Students will have access to several other books about these famous black Americans, as well as the showing of the Disney movie, Ruby Bridges, The Rosa Parks Story, and Our Friend, Martin. The award I would like to focus on is The Coretta Scott King Award. The reason I chose this theme is because we live in a world where racism and discrimination still exists. List of Books & Materials for Theme Blue, R., Naden, C. Coles, R., & Ford, G. (1995). Giovanni, N., & Collier, B. (2005). Levine, E., Dixon, J., Mansfield, D., Nelson, K., Weston Woods Studios., & Scholastic Inc. (2009). Rosa