Sunday, March 9, 2008

Thing #5 - Flickr - Big Huge Labs

Students would easily be able to make their own trading cards using the Big Huge Labs site as I did. I know that teachers would be able to use classroom photos to make movie posters, jigsaw puzzles, CD covers, badges, etc. I know I will encourage my staff to incorporate this Flickr tool. It's fun!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Thing #4--Flickr

Flickr would be an excellent way to share and organize photos. Students often times need photos of places they are doing research on for their PowerPoints. This would be a good source. I enjoyed looking at places that I visited many years ago. This photo is the city of Nice on the French Riviera by Ben.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Thing 3 - RSS

RSS is a great tool that makes it easier to receive instant communication from all those websites I use most frequently. I found it very easy to find feeds and add them through Google Reader. I'm just not sure how many I want to add, however. I do agree these feeds will become very addicting,
but I know I will continue to add other good sources.
A school media center would be able to take advantage of feeds and blogs by linking them to the school website. This would be a great resource for students to find out about the latest books or reading promotions. My only concern is how to best go about keeping my blog updated. I know how difficult it is to keep school websites updated.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thing 2 - Library 2.0

Library media services will continue to change and improve as media specialists use web tools more and more. Many of our digital native learners already use web tools to share recommendations on books and videos with others out there. However, the students often need to do their work (as does their media specialist) at home because schools block access to the newest technologies at school. As policies change at school, the library media specialist will be able to empower their library patrons. Media center programming will then change just as it should.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Thing 1

I've finished registering my blog on this snowy night. Since I am not a digital native, getting started took longer than I thought it would. However, it is exciting to join all those other bloggers out there.