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School Library Websites

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CASDA - April 1, 2011

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School Library Websites

  1. 1. School Library Web Sites Capital Area School Development Association April 1, 2011 Polly-Alida Farrington
  2. 2. “ Things I think teacher librarians should unlearn ” “ That having a web presence, no – that having a really good and really useful web presence – is optional.” Joyce Valenza
  3. 3. Are you locked out? http://www.flickr.com/photos/maistora/3237164755
  4. 4. You have options!
  5. 5. WordPress http:// farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2913018697_ccbb33e993_b.jpg
  6. 10. What do you need? <ul><li>Domain Name – annual fee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.yourlibrary.org, www.yourlibrary.net, etc…) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hosting Company – monthly fee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg: bluehost, dreamhost, lishost, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WordPress software - free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>usually is an option on your hosting site’s control panel) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 11. Want to try WordPress for free?
  8. 12. http:// www.flickr.com/photos/emraya/2867188734 / Options that won’t break the bank
  9. 13. Blogger.com
  10. 17. Weebly
  11. 21. WordPress.com EduBlogs.org
  12. 24. Google Sites
  13. 32. Wikis
  14. 39. NetVibes
  15. 43. Pick Your Mix http://www.flickr.com/photos/laffy4k/404321726 /
  16. 44. Book Review Contest
  17. 45. Book Lists & Blurbs
  18. 46. Book Reviews linked from Catalog
  19. 47. Glogster as Navigation
  20. 48. Screencasts
  21. 49. SlideShare, Scribd
  22. 50. Polldaddy, MicroPolls, Google Forms
  23. 51. Book Trailer Widget YouTube Playlist & embedr
  24. 52. Google Books
  25. 53. Embedded Calendars
  26. 54. BookBox & Student Book Reviews
  27. 55. Student Book Reviews
  28. 56. LibGuides
  29. 57. Slide Shows
  30. 58. Animoto, VoiceThread
  31. 59. Search Widgets
  32. 60. Google Custom Search
  33. 61. http://www.flickr.com/photos/laikolosse/2712207735/
  34. 62. Sharing Photos
  35. 69. New tools are simply new ways to communicate http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitcowan/2103850699/
  36. 70. “ I fall in love easily. But, the beauty of all this variety is that you do not have to settle for one platform.” - Joyce Valenza My Perpetual Pursuit of the Perfect Pathfinder Platform http://www.voya.com/2011/03/18/tag-team-tech-april-2011/
  37. 71. Thank you! http://lib20.pbworks.com
  38. 72. Resources & References <ul><li>Looking to Ramp up your library website? Try a blog. Carolyn Foote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://goo.gl/pphOF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School Library Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://schoollibrarywebsites.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pathfinder Swap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://pathfinderswap.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul>

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