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On LibGuides (and the dangers of relying on free lunch)

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It’s a new semester here in Springfield and I’ve been reflecting again.  (This post is kinda connected to the next, so please read on. It will be up soon.) I am a huge fan of free apps for creativity and productivity and dynamic information gathering. No surprise that in this blog I frequently celebrate the [...]

Glogster now presents

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I use Glogster daily.  As a interactive poster/presentation/research tool for my students.  As a tool for creating web-based interfaces professionally.  And I just gathered my Glogster search posters together as a presentation. Teachers who are serious Glogsters can now take a next step in sharing, archiving, and organizing their students’–or their own– work. A recent [...]

See Sally Research: An Environmental Scan

Recently, Doug Johnson and I recently were asked to write a chapter on how student research has evolved for an upcoming book aimed at school administrators.  I thought that some of you might find our draft helpful. See Sally Research Digital and ubiquitous sources of information, expanded definitions of literacy and audience, and greater emphasis [...]

Only Two Clicks and Weblist: For presentations, lessons, pathfinders

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At the BLC Conference this week in Boston, David Jakes introduced me to Only Two Clicks and I can’t believe I didn’t discover this three-year-old project earlier.  It presents all the sites you plan to share as handy clickable thumbnails on a start page. Here’s the start page I am getting together for a workshop [...]

On ISTE and ALA and our tribe

Over the course of the past couple of years we’ve been building a tribe. We already had organizations, lots of them.  What we need(ed) to move forward was a tribe, or several of them. Perhaps you didn’t notice it growing, but my guess is that the readers of this blog (and the readers and writers [...]

Edistorm: brainstorming and evaluating

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know I am a big fan of WallWisher for backchanneling and brainstorming and planning and content analysis.  I just added Edistorm to my toolkit. I will continue to use WallWisher because it allows me to link to and include media in my stickies, but Edistorm [...]