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  • STI PD Title Number: SDELIB038 Michelle Wilson, LMS, NBCT North Highland Elementary Jefferson County Library Media January 5, 2010
    • Library media specialists can use social media to acquire, SHARE, and produce information.
    • Students can use social media to acquire, SHARE, and produce information.
    • Key word=SHARING
    • Various internet-based tools that people can use to connect and share useful information
    • What this presentation is NOT:
      • A step by step guide to setting up a Twitter account, Second Life profile, or Delicious account.
    • What this presentation IS:
      • An introduction and overview of social media, and its implications for professional and student use.
    • We can use social media to remain on the edge.
    • We can social media to get connected.
    • We can use social media to contribute our own knowledge, and provide help for others.
    • All of these are qualities of a Personal Learning Network. (PLN)
    • Not a new concept!
    • Where you get your knowledge
    • BC version of PLN: teachers within your school, public librarian, professors at local LS (local scale)
    • AC version of PLN: social bookmarking, Twitter, list-servs, wikispace communities, blogs, etc. (global scale)
    • Use these new tools to learn new things that will help you do your job better!
    • Use these new tools to share what you already know with other professionals in need of that knowledge!
    • Use these tools to produce new, useful information for other teacher librarians!
    • Lack of PD funding for eminent future, yet there is still need for professional growth
    • Using cutting edge technology, without fees
    • Learning the newest, best, and most useful information, and pass that along to students
    • Connecting with students, in dipping into their world
    • Try something new
    • Expect a learning curve, but maintain learning as your priority
    • Commit, and try one type of social media at a time.
    • Choose your connections wisely!
    • Devote any amount of time.
    • Google search produces quantity, social media searches produce quality
    • Real-time results of news, events, trending topics
    • Benefit from information favorably reviewed, liked, respected, considered useful, and shared by other library media professionals
    • Database searches still relevant!
    • Connections!
    • Twitter: Librarians from Egypt, Australia, California, Canada, Boston, Vermont, and the Philippines!
    • Delicious bookmarking: global network
    • TeacherTube: national network of like-minded professionals
    • Blogs: Using Google Reader to stream all the blogs I follow about teaching, technology, and library media instruction
    • Find a few good blogs: create a Google account, and start using Google Reader to collect new posts!
    • Remember to make learning a priority, and once you grow in confidence, begin to contribute to the great pot of knowledge!
    • Twitter: Complete your bio so that other teachers will know you are legit. Go private to protect yourself from being “followed” by undesirables.
    • Blogs: No matter who recommends a blog, check it out yourself before subscribing to its feed.
    • Time management!
    • Personal/professional
    • Students=leaders of techno revolution
    • 0 learning curve for most of them
    • Use social media to engage
    • Twitter:
      • Succinct Writing (140 characters or less)
      • World History (#iranelection)
      • Unhindered connection to authors, illustrators (Laurie Halse Anderson, Alan Gratz, Mo Willems)
      • Searching hashtags (# + your topic=a real-time search of all posts on that topic)
    • Delicious (or Diigo):
      • Have students SEARCH for sites relevant to their topic (another user will only bookmark a site if it is useful)
      • Have students CREATE lists of sites they have found:
        • By topic or subject
        • For others to benefit from
        • As a bibliography or pathfinder project (they can add notes into each site’s bookmark description)
    • Blogger
      • Create a library blog and invite students to interact with you on the blog.
      • Encourage students to post reviews of library books they have read.
      • Use the blog as a place to hold photography, poetry, or creative writing contests.
    • Filters, blocks, and censorship…OH MY!!!
    • Name 1 social media tool.
    • What is a PLN?
    • Name 1 reason you should try creating a PLN with social media.
    • What is 1 social media tool you will try this year to make yourself a better library media specialist?
    • Great blogs to follow:
    • Great library media/technology specialists on Twitter:
      • @cybraryman1
      • @web20classroom
      • @joycevalenza
      • @kathyshrock
      • @ktenkley
    • I can email you a handout (shared on Twitter) on tips for getting started on Twitter.
    • Twitter: @mwilson518
    • Delicious, TeacherTube, & SlideShare: mwilson518
    • Email: [email_address] or [email_address]
    • School phone: 205-379-4950
    • Wiki: and
    • Blog: