Saturday, November 13, 2010

Read Twitter as a Daily Newspaper organizes links shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format. Newspapers can be created for any Twitter user, list or #tag.

A great way to stay on top of all that is shared by the people you follow - even if you are not connected 24/7!

Here's a good example from a Manitoba educator

Friday, September 24, 2010

Future of Museums and Libraries: A Discussion Guide

This recent item comes from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington.

" This discussion guide is the result of a two-day meeting
in which a diverse group of colleagues with many
perspectives on the future came together to share and

Alternatives to Traditional Book Reports

Free Technology for Teachers has posted some ideas for book reports. Each suggestion requires that students use technology to share the book experience.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Widgets for the School Library

Widgets are easy to add to your library blog or web pages.

You may have noticed the widgets that are the right side of this blog. You can read more about these and other good widgets by going to this site:

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Webinar for TLs

Moving Forward: Engaging the 21st Century Learner
Event Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

Are schools engaging today’s digital learner and empowering them with the skills and knowledge demanded by universities and employers in a global economy? As a library professional and educator, your interaction with the 21st century learner may hold the key to each student’s success in an increasingly competitive world.

Join moderator Michelle Begora, Program Director at Follett Software Company and a panel of library experts to find out:

* What new skill sets are important to move the librarian role forward.
* How new library technology is re-engaging digital learners.
* Why librarians are ‘information managers’ who help students become competitive and competent in today’s world.
* How librarians can improve student achievement by increasing the library-classroom connection.
* How to integrate social networking to bring students back to the library.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

K12 Online Conference

2009 K-12 Online Conference Overview

The K-12 Online Conference invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference is run by volunteers and open to everyone. The 2009 conference theme is "Bridging the Divide." This year’s conference begins with a pre-conference keynote by classroom teacher and international educator Kim Cofino the week of November 30, 2009. The following two weeks, December 7-11 and December 14-17, over fifty presentations will be posted online to our conference blog and our conference Ning for participants to view, download, and discuss. Live Events in the form of three “Fireside Chats” are scheduled on our conference events page, and live events will continue in 2010 through twice-monthly "K-12 Online Echo" webcasts on EdTechTalk. Everyone is encouraged to participate in both live events during and after the conference as well as asynchronous conversations. Over 120 presentations from 2008, 2007, and 2006 are available, along with archived live events!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Manitoba School Library Association Conference

The conference occurs on Friday, October 23rd at Glenlawn Collegiate.
Visit the wiki for a presentation by Mike Friesen, Heather Eby, Jo-Anne Gibson and Rhonda Morrissette
and that of Margaret and Tom Stimson at

One presentation on Web 2.0 has been put online at Slideboom and on the Schlib wiki at