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Glogster now presents

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 […]

Apps for student teacher librarians

About a year ago around this time I began thinking of the apps I really wanted to load (metaphorically) on my students’ screens. This semester, I am very blessed to have a brilliant student teacher with me!  Nora has also been with us as a parent volunteer.  Like all my other student teachers, Nora arrived […]

eCatalog central redux?

Back in July 2009, I was fretting about volume of paper catalogs that arrived in our library, lamenting the waste and limited space issues, and brainstorming about a solution in a post-ALA post.  I was dreaming of an online resource, a catalog central, that would be there when I needed it, always up to date, […]

Thanks, Gale. And I want more of these.

Thanks to a Cathy Oxley’s post on our TL Diigo group, I just discovered Gale Cengage’s new YouTube video promoting AccessMyLibrary School Edition. Here’s why this matters. It matters because the market for this little video is not librarians. The market is kids.  The story is why kids need reliable information and how easy it […]

On research transparency and inadequate containers

Yesterday, I walked around the library watching our seniors work.  They are two weeks into their graduation projects and it occurred to me that things look very different from the way they looked a few years back. This year the prop I am using to illustrate the shift towards research transparency and interactivity is the […]

Celebrating the ebook mess

I am leading a panel at the Library Journal Virtual Summit, ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point. Our panel description: School Library Without Walls: New Content, New Collections In the school environment, ebooks provide new opportunities for curriculum support, allowing content to be accessed from the library to the classroom to the home. This panel […]

POWER Library: A shadow of its former self

The POWER Library is offered as a service of Pennsylvania’s public libraries, school libraries and the State Library. The POWER library allows you to access thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more. You will find materials of interest in most […]

Touring: Museum and tour apps and what they may mean for learners

This morning my husband and I visited the Late Renoir exhibit at our Philadelphia Museum of Art.  While enjoying the audio tour led by two distinguished curators, I wondered if the museum also had an app for that. I wondered, if beyond those temporary exhibits we regularly tour, if our museum offered tours of the […]

CSLA introduces TeenLearning2.0

Once again, the fabulous and irrepressible leaders of the California School Library Association offer us all a little gift to use with learners this coming school year.  Teen Learning 2.0 is an updated social web tutorial, tested with middle school students. TeenLearning 2.0 explains its purpose: This tutorial is designed so that you can learn […]

Library of Congress Rules YouTube Remixes are Legal!

In addition to declaring it legal for iPhone users to jailbreak their mobile devices, earlier this week, on July 26th, the United States Copyright Office also ruled that it is NOT a violation of  Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for remixers to use copyrighted video excerpts from DVDs for the purpose of criticism or comment. […]