Cool Tools for Academic                 Reference/Instruction                      Librarians                             ...
Tutorials!
Do you ever make tutorials?A.   All the time!B.   I’ve tried it before.C.   No, but I’d like to.D.   Never, and I don’t ev...
Jing• What?  – Free downloadable screencasting software• Where?  – http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html• Why?  – Free! Easy!...
Screenr• What?  – Cloud-based screen recorder• Where?  – http://www.screenr.com/• Why?  – Free! Easy! Web-based!  – Create...
Screencast-o-Matic• What?  – Cloud-based screen capture recording• Where?  – http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/• Why?  – F...
Image credit: Wheel by Pauline Mak on flickr. [CC BY 2.0]
ANimated Tutorial Sharing        Project (ANTS)• What?  – Repository of library/research tutorials• Where?  – http://ants....
MERLOT• What?  – Peer reviewed online teaching and learning    materials• Where?  – http://www.merlot.org/• Why?  – See wh...
Learnist• What?  – Like Pinterest, only fewer pictures of food• Where?  – http://learni.st• Why?  – Find relevant boards a...
Dynamic presentations!Chemistry Day 001 by pennstatenews on flickr [CC BY-NC 2.0]
Prezi• What?  – Free Flash-based and web-based presentation    tool• Where?  – http://prezi.com• Why?  – Creates slick, dy...
Projeqt• What?  – “dynamic presentations for a real-time world”• Where?  – http://www.projeqt.com• Why?  – Easily integrat...
In the classroom and beyond!Classroom in the Afternoon by Thomas Favre-Bulle on flickr [CC BY-NC 2.0]
How often do you teach or train?A.   Teaching is life, the rest is just details.B.   I teach fairly often.C.   I teach onc...
Google Docs• What?  – Cloud-based document creation and sharing• Where?  – http://drive.google.com• Why?  – Create interac...
Bubbl.us• What?  – Free, web-based concept mapping software• Where?  – https://bubbl.us• Why?  – Students can create their...
PollEverywhere• What?  – Free online survey tool  – Accepts responses from web interface as well as    mobile devices• Whe...
Google forms• What?  – Easy to use form-creation tool• Where?  – http://drive.google.com• Why?  – Great for assessment and...
How do you keep up to date with    technology and tools?A.   BlogsB.   ColleaguesC.   ConferencesD.   A combination
Keeping up through NCLA• Visit the Technology and Trends Roundtable  Blog:  http://nclatechandtrends.wordpress.com  for in...
Cool Tools for Academic Reference/Instruction Librarians
Cool Tools for Academic Reference/Instruction Librarians
Cool Tools for Academic Reference/Instruction Librarians
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Cool Tools for Academic Reference/Instruction Librarians

1,014 views
964 views

Published on

Published in: Education
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,014
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Cool Tools for Academic Reference/Instruction Librarians

  1. 1. Cool Tools for Academic Reference/Instruction Librarians Jenny Dale UNC GreensboroImage credit: Tools by zzpza on flickr. [CC BY 2.0]
  2. 2. Tutorials!
  3. 3. Do you ever make tutorials?A. All the time!B. I’ve tried it before.C. No, but I’d like to.D. Never, and I don’t ever want to.
  4. 4. Jing• What? – Free downloadable screencasting software• Where? – http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html• Why? – Free! Easy! Fun! – Create screencasts or screencaps on the fly
  5. 5. Screenr• What? – Cloud-based screen recorder• Where? – http://www.screenr.com/• Why? – Free! Easy! Web-based! – Create screencasts and share instantly, even on iDevices
  6. 6. Screencast-o-Matic• What? – Cloud-based screen capture recording• Where? – http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/• Why? – Free! Easy! Records up to 15 minutes!
  7. 7. Image credit: Wheel by Pauline Mak on flickr. [CC BY 2.0]
  8. 8. ANimated Tutorial Sharing Project (ANTS)• What? – Repository of library/research tutorials• Where? – http://ants.wetpaint.com/ (project website) – Videos uploaded to YouTube and Blip• Why? – Repository of tutorials that are not library- specific – Easy sharing and embedding
  9. 9. MERLOT• What? – Peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials• Where? – http://www.merlot.org/• Why? – See what’s already out there and what’s been done well
  10. 10. Learnist• What? – Like Pinterest, only fewer pictures of food• Where? – http://learni.st• Why? – Find relevant boards and share them with students and colleagues – Create your own boards to organize useful websites, tutorials, and videos
  11. 11. Dynamic presentations!Chemistry Day 001 by pennstatenews on flickr [CC BY-NC 2.0]
  12. 12. Prezi• What? – Free Flash-based and web-based presentation tool• Where? – http://prezi.com• Why? – Creates slick, dynamic presentations – Good for classroom, professional development, and even self-paced tutorials
  13. 13. Projeqt• What? – “dynamic presentations for a real-time world”• Where? – http://www.projeqt.com• Why? – Easily integrate images, videos, PDFs – Take an existing presentation and make it fancy
  14. 14. In the classroom and beyond!Classroom in the Afternoon by Thomas Favre-Bulle on flickr [CC BY-NC 2.0]
  15. 15. How often do you teach or train?A. Teaching is life, the rest is just details.B. I teach fairly often.C. I teach once or twice a semester/season.D. I never teach.
  16. 16. Google Docs• What? – Cloud-based document creation and sharing• Where? – http://drive.google.com• Why? – Create interactive class activities that can be shared publicly and edited by students
  17. 17. Bubbl.us• What? – Free, web-based concept mapping software• Where? – https://bubbl.us• Why? – Students can create their own concept maps in class to help brainstorm keywords and search terms
  18. 18. PollEverywhere• What? – Free online survey tool – Accepts responses from web interface as well as mobile devices• Where? – http://www.polleverywhere.com• Why? – Real time assessment data
  19. 19. Google forms• What? – Easy to use form-creation tool• Where? – http://drive.google.com• Why? – Great for assessment and surveys – Could be used to create dynamic online worksheets
  20. 20. How do you keep up to date with technology and tools?A. BlogsB. ColleaguesC. ConferencesD. A combination
  21. 21. Keeping up through NCLA• Visit the Technology and Trends Roundtable Blog: http://nclatechandtrends.wordpress.com for information on upcoming webinars and other professional development events!

×