Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Making Your Library Googlicious

A joint presentation by Joanna Sanders Bobiash and Terry Pon, Regina Public Schools
RPSD, RCSD and PVSD Teacher-Librarian Professional and Learning Day
Regina, SK - October 25, 2011

Here is our presentation. (link) Please explore the links in the presentation and provide feedback using this form.

Regina TLs Day of Learning: Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone: Transitioning Toward 21st Century Learning

Keynote Resources from: bit.ly/SaskTL

Anytime,Anywhere, Anyone (Resources) - #SaskTL

Dr. Alec Couros
skype: aleccouros

Websites in Order of Appearance:
  • About.Me - Alec’s About.Me page (as an example).
  • EC&I 831 - Open graduate course, “social media and open education”.
  • The Open Doctrine - My own personal attack ad (video).
  • Stephen Downes - Downes’ wise commentary on the Best Job in the World.

  • The Typical Teacher Network - This diagram attempts to visualize the typical network of teachers.
  • The Networked Teacher - Increasingly more teachers are developing rich personal learning networks (PLNs) through the use of social media (sometimes called Web 2.0 tools).
  • PLE Diagrams - Scott Leslie has compiled comprehensive list of individuals who have visualized their personal learning environme
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  • What Does the Network Mean to You? - I asked the question of my network, "what does the network mean to you?". As a result, dozens of people responded via Voicethread (through text, audio, video) to explain their thoughts on networked learning and professional development.

Examples and Information About Open Courses

21st Century Learning in Practice (videos):

Communication/Networking Tools & Tutorials
  • Wikispaces (one of the most popular wiki tools, adfree for educators)
  • PBWorks (another popular wiki tool)
  • LinkedIn (important, career-based social networking tool)
  • Schoology (free learning management system, course communication/creation tool)
  • Posterous (very easy blogging/communication tool)
  • Tumblr (media-friendly blog platform)
  • Skype (most popular video/audio conferencing tool)
  • join.me (video/audio conferencing tool)
  • Tokbox (similar to skype but nothing to install, free for videoconferencing)
  • Chatzy (free private chat rooms)
  • TinyChat (live video chat rooms - beware of some inappropriate content)
  • Today’s Meet (easy to setup chat w/ tags)
  • WizIQ (virtual classroom for online teaching and learning)

Productivity & Collaboration Tools

Screencasting, Video, Photos, Audio
  • Jing (free software for screencasting and image capture)
  • Screenr (free, web-based software for creating screencasts)
  • Animoto (easy way to create engaging videos from your imagery)
  • Flickr (popular photo-sharing site, great for finding copyleft images)
  • Aviary (popular media-editing suite)
  • Jaycut (free video editing)
  • Handbrake (rip and pull DVDs (Mac)
  • KeepVid (download videos from Youtube & other sources)
  • Zamzar (online file conversion)
  • Lightworks (free video editing software for Windows)
  • PhotoStory 3 (story maker for Windows)
  • One True Media (create slideshows and share)
  • Soundcloud (audio hosting & embedding)
  • uStream (free live video streaming)
  • LiveStream (another free livestreaming service)
  • Blip.fm (social music service)
  • GrooveShark (social music service, allows shared playlists)
  • fd’s Flickr Toys (number of ‘toys’ for your images)

Presentation Tools
  • Prezi (popular alternative to Powerpoint)
  • Slideshare (great way to host slide decks & create screencasts)
  • Glogster (alternative presentation format tool)
  • 280Slides (similar to Powerpoint, but online)
  • SlideRocket (another popular Powerpoint alternative)
  • PhotoPeach (easy, sharable slideshows)
  • Wordle (easy way to create word clouds)
  • Tagul (another way to create word clouds)
  • Stupeflix (another slideshow creation tool)
  • Dipity (timeline creation tool)
  • Voki (creating talking avatars)
  • Xtranormal (create movies via text)
  • GoAnimate (create cartoons and animations easily)
  • Voicethread (create interactive presentations)
  • VuVox (create great presentations)

Collaborating Thinking/Writing Tools

Referencing/Attribution Tools
  • BibMe (online referencing tool)
  • EasyBib (another online referencing tool)
  • Plagium (plagiarism detection)
  • Zotero (great research tool for organization, citation, bibliographies)
  • Mendeley (a free reference manager and academic social network)

Polls & Surveys

  • Netvibes (personal, dashboard-like aggregator)
  • Symbaloo (another popular dashboard-like aggregator)
  • Weblist.me (easy way to quickly share links with visual interface- great for elementary)
  • Feedly (Browser plugin to aggregate RSS magazine-style)

Media Resources

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