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How to add and use web 2.0 to connect students to the virtual library

How to add and use web 2.0 to connect students to the virtual library

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  • 1. The Connected Library http://www (what who why ).yourlibrary.org .edu .com .net .k12.tx.us
  • 2. Connect and Geek Out
    • Teens love to:
    • “hang out” online
    • Explore interests and find information
    • Tinker and mess around with new forms of media
    • Share creations and receive feedback
    • They become self-directed through exploration
    Excerpts from Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings From the Digital Youth Project.” The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2008. http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/
  • 3. But…response to that?
    • Erect barriers to participation and access
    • New technology has negative appeal because it isn’t traditional
    • Complaints about “kids these days” has a tone of generational identity and technology divide
    • Education has to create new roles for teachers as mentors, particularly on the interest-driven side
    Excerpts from Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings From the Digital Youth Project.” The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2008. http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/
  • 4. Your voice does matter
    • Q: What are the top five elements of a library webpage?
    • Your answers?
  • 5.  
  • 6. Things to Consider…
    • Online catalogs
    • Reference sources
    • Curriculum connections
    • Literacy connections
    • General information
    http://www.sunlink.ucf.edu/presentations/fetc2005/SLMCWebsites.pdf What’s missing???
  • 7. Digital for the Young
    • Elementary libraries and their library websites:
    • Blanco Vista Elementary, Hays CISD
  • 8. Unique Personalities: Texas junior high libraries
    • Every library has their own..
    • Moises V. Vela MS, Harlingen, TX - unique interface
    • Jackson MS, Grand Prairie, TX – student book reviews
    • Paredes Middle School, Austin TX – slide shows
    • S.C. Lee Junior High, Copperas Cove, TX – web 2.0 applications
  • 9. High School – Hook and Connect
    • Pettus HS Library , Pettus ISD
    • Hebron HS Library , Lewisville ISD
    • Lehman HS Library , Hays CISD
    • Northwest HS Library , Northwest ISD
  • 10. Dynamic and Interesting!!
    • No hard or fast rule
    • Incorporate web 2.0 and other online sources to spark interest
    • User-friendly + student-driven = well-used library webpage!
  • 11. Virtual Librarian? Incorporating Web 2.0 to Meet Student Needs
    • Blogs
    • Online bookshelves
    • Social Bookmarking
    • Virtual bookclubs
  • 12. Sparking the digital mind
    • Podcasts – Hopkinton High School
    • Book trailers – Northwest High School Library
    • Videos
    • Wikis – Poway Unified School District
    • Glogster
    • Wordle
    • Rollyo
  • 13. Links for learners
    • iGoogle
    • Box.net
    • Creativecommons
    • Zamzar
    • Grsites
  • 14. Take a look at libraries around the world
    • http://www.school-libraries.net/
    • http://lists.webjunction.org/libweb/
    • http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/wpages.html
    • www.libsuccess.org
    • www.go2web20.net

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