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The Podcasting Diva!

Kelli Staley from the 'Brary Web Diva blog is becoming a true "podcasting pioneer" in the library arena.Her Lansing Public Library is set up with Podcasts available to its patrons on a variety of subjects. (via Rambling Librarian)

Another Way To Use Flickr

Flickr is a free photo management tool used for storing, saving and sharing photos in a online forum. My account has been inactive for a while. But if you're really creative, like Steven Cohen from Library Stuff,  you can use Flickr to post your very own Librarian trading card.   This unique marketing idea came from Amy 'n the librarians at the Librarian trading [...]

Empowering The Student

Educator and internationally respected consultant Alan November has a book entitled, Empowering Students With Technology. He provides a wealth of information on topics such as, the structure of information and building knowledge without boundaries. He also provides, on his Website, links from the book which are also very useful and well worth researching.  I was particularly pleased finding the test he created on, How much do you know [...]

A Live Tutor Online?

YES!  It's true and I was completely blown away after visiting with Librarian Judith James and Director of Technology Ken Ambach from Friends Academy during their session and Tour of Live Online Tutors and Librarians at the Conference for Managers of Technology in Mohonk, NY last week. Judith shared with attendees how her afterschool library has been transformed by these LIVE online tutors [...]

A Toolkit With A Different Taste

Kathy Schrock has a wonderful listing of more online tools for classroom use; what she calls, The Icing on the Cake. This site is a MUST ADD to your bookmarks or Furl account for safe keeping (via DCannell).  It's an extremely well organized listing of links with updated information on sites for anyone in the educational field. My only [...]

Using Keys and Tools To Unlock The Global Doors

(myself and Alan November)My 4-hour hands-on workshop at the conference for Managers of Information Technology held in Mohonk, NY was a thrill for me. I mean we actually had time to discuss issues that plague our attempts at teaching teachers how to integrate technology into curriculum. The online toolkit I created was very well received but may have been [...]

The…Alan November

I was very impressed by today's keynote address by Harvard graduate and Alan November  from was filled with ideas, strategies and

"Librarians Rock!"

…was the quote that received a rousing round of applauds by all who sat in on John Palfrey's Keynote address for the Conference Managers of Information Technology in the beautiful Mohonk Mountain House.  Palfrey heads the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and addressed the issues of The Digital Media Crisis facing our young people.  Attendees [...]

Think Outside The Kit!

The weather in Mohonk is certainly one that is filled with a dreary mist, but the energy is one of sunshine just beyond the clouds. I came here to present a 4-hour hands on workshop for technlogists, teachers and librarians and that I intend to do and am well prepared.  However, the more I reflect on [...]

A Battle Worth Watching

(courtesy NYPL)Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the The Battle Over Books debate at The New York Public Library where "Authors & Publishers Take on the Google Print Library Project." (via Lawrence Lessig)  Here's a blurb about the upcoming battle."The NYPL and WIRED Magazine present a provocative discussion about the competing interests and issues raised by the [...]