Gather, Build, Share Digital Resources at your School Library By: Jan Reynolds Stacey Mclaren Kate Shields
The Association of Library Coordinators & Consultants of Ontario
New ways to organize content!
It’s an Information Jungle out there! History of Pathfinders: In the 70s we created them in print. I suspect some of us still do. In the 90s we began publishing pathfinders as html web pages. Now, I am convinced that wikis and other collaborative tools (like PageFlakes and NetVibes, and LibGuides, and GoogleSites, etc.) are the way to go. Joyce Valenza
More than just websites! List some books in your library and call numbers Can suggest strategies for searching Link to blogs, wikis, portals and news feeds No knowledge of html code is required
Independence for the student as they have a comprehensive guide to help them on their way!
What is a 21 st Century Pathfinder? Gathers a variety of web 2.0 tools websites, wikis, rrs feeds, databases, podcasts, pdf’s etc.
Serves a web platform from which teachers and students can launch learning on a specific topic
Virtual Binding “ First, you’ll need some type of teacher-friendly platform for building, a virtual binding ” There are a variety of choices, e.g.,
Pageflakes- tends to be “flaky”
Get started with a personal Dashboard Word Press Blog- Mine! http://recentlyread.wordpress.com/ Delicious Bookmarks RRS feeds Utube videos twitter iGoogle www.google.com/ig
Examples of Personal Dashboards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ei7O50bmas Using Your iGoogle Page as a Daily Planner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEls3tq5wIY
Welcome to my PLE – Grade 7 student shares her personal learning environment.
Gadgets, Widgets, Feeds, for everything
Here’s what it takes! Mastery of a couple of publishing platforms for creating a library web presence You should also be able to integrate, teach, and share these platforms with your learning community Links to the curriculum- start with expectations
Fully Loaded: Outfitting a teacher librarian for the 21st century.
OSSTF Pathfinder Project Collect, evaluate and collate pathfinders for Grade 10 subject areas
Subject specific pathfinders incorporate research skills, literacy expectations, and differentiated learning using 21 st technologies e.g., databases, websites, e-books, smart boards, podcasts, videos, blogs, search engines
Pageflake- Ontario Grade 10 Civics Websites RSS feeds Widgets #*!! Ads http://teacher.pageflakes.com/fraserr/29365076
Grade Ten- http://teacher.pageflakes.com/fraserr/29365076
You can easily create an index to keep track of your growing collection of pathfinders- Wiki
Use a Glogster to Index http://pathfinderswap.wikispaces.com/
Collaborative Web-based pathfinders are collaborative documents. Create them with teachers and students.
Can have students helping build the pathfinder.
Editing, Adding, Growing Web-based pathfinders are wonderfully malleable, You can edit them anywhere, on the fly, whenever you discover a new resource
Books, Dewey number, Key Word to search, Image library
Highlight Your Databases Help to stem the tidal wave of google searches! Feature resources such as databases that otherwise would go unused. Utilize Knowledge Ontario widgets .
Knowledge Ontario Services : http://eresources.knowledgeontario.ca/?p=46
Tips and Tricks When using Pageflakes- use the anything “flake” to create most of the components
Examples Library Websites http://only2clicks.com/pages/joycevalenza/376996
Pageflakes Collecting Ontario Resources on Talco ning http://talcoconnections.ning.com
Milne Valley’s IB Program http://www.pageflakes.com/MilneValley/30549862
Ability to embed widgets and to teach others how Embed: puts a browser plugin in the page. A plugin is a special program located on the client computer (i.e. not on your web server) that handles its own special type of data file. Widget: It's a small application that can be installed and executed within a web page by an end user. www.wikispaces.com www.edu.glogster.com
If you can copy and paste you can do this!!!
Mastery of digital presentation tools www.edu.glogster.com www.prezi.com www.xtranormal.com What is one of your favorites? How do you find them? http://www.delicious.com/tag/presentation Tweet Deck - Search by hash tags
Ability to create, share, and teach using the latest writing tools www.easybib.com - Notebook
Competency in using social networking and bookmarking tools for student research, as well as for your own professional development
How do you keep up with it?