Pageflakes As a Personal Learning Network Portal: Learning and Research 2.0

Back in January, I wrote a post about Pageflakes and the screencast we had created for our media center.  Now Joyce Valenza has inspired me with her latest blog post  about ways we can use Pageflakes with our patrons!  As Joyce points out, we can certainly use iGoogle with our patrons to help them design … Continue reading

Podcasting and Poetry: A Powerful Combination or Poetry 2.0

“Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” Rita Dove Ever since taking Dr. JoBeth Allen’s Poetry course at the University of Georgia in 2003, I have had a passion for reading, sharing, and teaching poetry….no small feat as I hated poetry before taking this life-changing course.  Inspired by my Podcasting class with … Continue reading

Journalism 2.0

Yesterday I did a lesson on RSS feeds and Google Reader with Mr. Tamanini’s 2nd period Journalism class; here is our pathfinder at http://webtech.cherokee.k12.ga.us/creekview-hs/MediaCenter/journalism2.0.htm .  Many of the kids seemed really impressed with the concept of RSS—most had never heard of it!  They also seemed excited about the uses for Google Reader, too.  We looked at … Continue reading

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of The Way: Library 2.0, The Concept of Authority, and Social Scholarship

There is an old cliche that says, “Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees.” Over the last year, I have been focused on trees.  Those trees have consisted of web 2.0 tools and how to incorporate those web 2.0 tools into my library program and information literacy instruction.  Those trees have included things … Continue reading

My Latest Library 2.0 Moment: Video Tutorials Made with Camtasia

We are proud to announce the debut of our Video Tutorial page @ The Unquiet Library! http://webtech.cherokee.k12.ga.us/creekview-hs/MediaCenter/video_tutorials.htm These tutorials are viewable in Windows Media Player, but we will also be converting them to an iTunes friendly format so students and faculty can download them into their iPod players as well.   Our first set of tutorials will focus on … Continue reading

Leading the Horses to Water

For the last two weeks, we have been working with Ms. Lester’s ESOL students on their research paper.  These students are exploring veterans’ issues with a focus on homeless veterans.  Although this was their first experience in the library, they jumped right into the pathfinder we created for them.  Using our del.icio.us bookmarks and tags … Continue reading

Students Find Social Bookmarking Del.icio.us!

Well, I did not have time to do my quizlet today—we have been covered up with classes—but I just got the ultimate affirmation from a student in the 7th period class that is researching the Jazz Age today!  After she set up her own del.icio.us account and started bookmarking resources, I heard a student exclaim, … Continue reading

Students Get a Taste of Del.icio.us

Today Ruth and I introduced our 11th Jazz Age Research Pathfinder to Ms. Pickart’s 11th Honors American Literature/Composition classes.  Of course, we always want to create effective pathfinders for all our students, but I felt the impetus to do with this group.  Why?  Of all the students at CRHS, our juniors are the ones I … Continue reading

Library 2.0 Reflections: RSS Feed for Our Website

I have successfully created a RSS feed to our official library website!  You can subscribe to our CRHS Media Center website in one of three ways: Our official RSS feed Via FeedBurner Via email We know many of you already subscribe to our blog, but our media center “official website” is where we house many … Continue reading