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Successfully Integrating The Best Web 2 (Rta Training)


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Training delivered for the Regional Training Agency on 3/12/2009.

Training delivered for the Regional Training Agency on 3/12/2009.

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  • 1. Successfully Integrating the best Web 2.0 features with the VLE Caroline Roche Holmesdale Technology College, Kent
  • 2. Places you can find me on the web
    • Twitter:
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Personal blog:
    • Slideshare: /carolineroche
    • Delicious bookmarking site:
    • Diigo bookmarking site:
  • 3. Essential online sites for school librarians
    • School Librarians Network – creator Elizabeth Bentley. A Yahoo Group
    • SLN ning – site for online collaboration and discussion groups; http://
    • School Librarians wiki: an online collaboration for all school librarians:
  • 4. Why bother?
    • Because our students are already collaborating online with each other
    • Because we need to be collaborating too to reach them in a way that is relevant to them
  • 5. Blogs – how and when to use them
    • Blogs are a powerful tool for expressing personal views as well as selling your library
    • If you have a personal blog be very careful not to name your place of work in any derogatory way, as this is a disciplinary offence
    • Think about your audience - who do you want to read your blog? Pupils, staff, fellow librarians or friends? Audience sets the tone of the blog
    • An excellent tool for writing blogs offline is Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer
  • 6. Blogs
    • You can use a school blog to share news about the Library or the school
    • You can use a school blog to share reading – as I do here - or to share new books when they come in
    • You can use blogs as an alternative to the school VLE, to give you full control over content and editing rights
    • There are some excellent free blog providers - two good educational ones are WordPress and Edublogs
  • 7. Good school library blogs
    • Visit these school library blogs which are good examples of using blogs as alternatives to VLE pages:
    • Anne Robinson’s LibraryOnline blog
    • Hinde House school library blog
    • Joseph Chamberlain school ning
    • WebTools4u2use is an excellent wiki where you can find lots of the latest tools written by, and for, school librarians
  • 8. Blogs to follow yourself
    • These are a couple of my personal recommendations of blogs I follow. They should give you some idea of styles, so that you can find your own ‘voice’
    • School Library Association blog
    • Phil Bradley’s weblog
    • The Unquiet Librarian
    • Thoughts of a [wannabe] librarian
    • Microsoft UK schools blog
    • Learning Log
  • 9. Why Twitter?
    • Twitter is a collaborative tool which allows you to connect instantly to selected people to form a PLN (personal learning network)
    • It will take time to find the best people for you to interact with, who will give you the sort of information which ‘feeds’ you
    • Twitter needs to be used consistently to get the best value, but will soon become an indispensible tool for you to use
  • 10.  
  • 11. Online surveys
    • Survey Monkey is the easiest tool to use for this purpose
    • Use it to find out what your pupils are reading, what staff are reading, qualitative information for your end of year report
    • Surveys are free, with options to upgrade for more detailed reporting or longer surveys
  • 12. Other polling tools
    • Twitter has its own polling system which you can use for your followers – Twtpoll
    • Polling tool for your website – Vorbeo
    • Chat box for your website which pupils can use to ask you questions and see when you are online to answer – Meebo
  • 13. Why online bookmarking?
    • Used to share bookmarks with staff and students
    • Can be accessed anywhere on any computer
    • You can create separate lists for pupils or staff to use
    • Two main tools used by school librarians in UK are Diigo and Delicious
    • Can embed the lists on to your VLE for better functionality
  • 14. What a Delicious page looks like Tag bundles (groups of bookmarks) that I have created My latest bookmarks, including tags I have given them
  • 15. A Diigo page Lists of bookmarks created by me Diigo bookmarking tool in my toolbars Delicious bookmarking tool
  • 16. Advantages of online bookmarks
    • You can quickly and easily save the webpage you are looking at by clicking the bookmarklet tag
    • You can then share the bookmarks with others
    • You can link to friends and search their bookmarks
    • You have a library of websites which are peer reviewed by people you trust
  • 17. Sharing books worldwide
    • Why not connect to an author via Skype instead of an author visit?
    • Cost is an advantage – no travel expenses
    • Skype is free to download – all you need is a computer with a microphone and a videocamera
    • Skype will make it more economical for much smaller tutorials for students – consider this for AL English for example
  • 18. Where and how to Skype?
    • Download Skype and install it on your machine
    • Ask authors if they are willing to Skype to you - and what it would cost
    • Ask the authors you have connected to on Twitter if they will Skype with your class
    • The author visit could last over several weeks, with group work being done in between
  • 19. Further reading
    • How to use Web 2.0 in your library by Phil Bradley. Facet Publishing ISBN:9781856046077
    • Blogs and Bytes: ICT and the Secondary School Library by Marianne Bradnock. SLA Publishing ISBN: 9781903446416
    • Veen, W and Vrakking, B (2006). Homo Zappiens: Growing up in a digital age. Network Continuum Education.
    • Their Space: Education for a Digital Generation by Green and Hannon. Available online: