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  • 1. Emerging Technologies for the 21st Century Chad Haefele Reference Librarian for Emerging Technologies UNC – Davis Library [email_address] PPT: www.hiddenpeanuts.com/share/EmergingTech.ppt Slideshare: http://tinyurl.com/6hm5uw
  • 2. Outline
    • Background / definitions
    • Overview of some current web tools
    • 3 tiers of tech projects
    • Questions
  • 3. The social web
    • AKA ‘Web 2.0’
    • Conversational & Participatory
    • Built on relationships
    • Facebook, Flickr, blogs, etc.
  • 4. RSS
    • Really Simple Syndication
    • Content comes to you
    • The glue that holds “Web 2.0” together
    • You’ll need a reader – Google Reader
  • 5. More in depth… http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =0klgLsSxGsU
  • 6. Blogs
    • Definition: A regularly updated website, with new entries displayed in reverse chronological order.
    • An RSS feed is strongly recommended
    • blogsearch.google.com
  • 7. Wiki
    • Definition: A website which can be edited by a large group, with minimal code involved.
    • Famous example: Wikipedia
    • Another example: LibSuccess
    • Class idea: adopt a Wikipedia page
  • 8. Tagging
    • Adding freeform relevant keywords to an item as metadata.
    • Generally not hierarchical
  • 9. Tag Cloud:
  • 10. Tagging examples
    • Flickr
    • Del.icio.us
    • Blogs
    • Vista
    • Library Thing
  • 11. Embedding
    • Customize your data
    • Use it somewhere else
    • Saves overhead & bandwidth
    • Sometimes called ‘widgets’
    • Example: http://www.librarything.com/widget
  • 12. 3 Tiers of projects
    • Minimal effort
    • Build on an existing framework
    • Full custom built system
  • 13. Minimal effort projects
    • Someone else has done all the work
    • Exploits connections
  • 14. Minimal effort example
    • Reference questions via text message
      • Every cell phone has an e-mail address
  • 15. Existing framework examples
    • Wordpress book review blog
    • Flickr account
    • PBWiki
    • Facebook Page
    • Del.icio.us links
    • Netlibrary audiobooks
    • iGoogle gadgets
    • Meebo IM
  • 16. Wordpress book review blog
    • Free blog account: Wordpress.com
    • Create logins for students – as ‘Contributor’
      • You maintain final authority
    • Password-protect posts
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  • 19. Flickr account
    • Photo sharing site: Flickr.com
    • Library of Congress example
    • Free accounts - up to 200 photos
    • Lesson idea: develop a tag system
  • 20. PBWiki
    • Free hosted wiki: PBwiki.com
    • Educator examples
    • Password protected
  • 21. Facebook Pages
    • ‘Pages’ system – official presence
    • Example: Belmont High School Library
    • Requires time commitment
  • 22. Del.icio.us link sharing
    • Tag and organize your links
    • Library Journal Article – 9/15/07
    • Nashville PL example – linkrolls
    • Build subject guides without techie help
  • 23. Netlibrary audiobooks
    • Included in NCLive databases
    • Windows only
    • Not compatible with iPods
  • 24. Meebo IM
    • Free online IM account: Meebo.com
    • Guide for libraries
    • Embed in your webpage
    • More advanced alternative: Libraryh3lp
  • 25. Full custom code examples
    • Full library portal
    • iGoogle Gadgets: http:// code.google.com/apis/gadgets/index.html
    • Browser search plugins: http:// mycroft.mozdev.org /
  • 26. Key points:
    • Integrate with a lesson, or make sure it will be otherwise used.
    • Don’t waste time on a tool that will be quickly abandoned
    • Keep it updated
    • Play!
  • 27. Bonus examples
    • www.picnik.com – Photo editor
    • www.jumpcut.com – Video editor
    • docs.google.com / – Online office suite
    • www.slideshare.net – Share powerpoints
    • www.easy-poll.com/ – Embeddable polls
    • www.teachertube.com – Youtube for educators
    • www.pewinternet.org – Web-related research
    • www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp
  • 28. Further Reading & Examples
    • 101 Tools & Resources for Authentic Learning Devices: http://frontierlict.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/101Resourcesver2.pdf
    • WebTools4u2use: http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/Webtools4U2Use
    • School Library Learning 2.0: http://www.schoollibrarylearning2.blogspot.com
  • 29. Slides: www.hiddenpeanuts.com/share/EmergingTech.ppt Slideshare: http://tinyurl.com/6hm5uw