24 July 2009

Library Learning Tools Smackdown

Another great session at NECC 2009 was Library Tools Smackdown: A Sharing Session for Teacher-Librarians. Joyce Valenza , Cathy Jo Nelson, Karen Kleigman, Wendy Stephens, and Keisa Williams shared their best library-tech finds with the group in the following categories:

The participants were asked to BYOL and to share their most effective tools on the session wiki. On it you will find the Cover It Live blog and a video of the presentation. The video doesn't show the presentation screen very well, but the audio is clear and allows one to listen to the presentors comments while reading the blog and examining the links on the session wiki.

The links at the top of the left column of the session wiki include the tools that the presentors highlighted, audience additions, and twitter ids. Then links to AASL's innaugural Best Websites and Landmark Websites for Teaching and Learning Awards. Then come a series of links that appear to be entire wikis with basic information about the type of tool and examples. Some of these links were sessions that occurred elsewhere during NECC 2009. Lastly, additional participant sharing of tools and resources are found in the Rows#. One can get lost examining all of the content that is available through the session wiki. Look for the library tools smackdown symbol (on the right) to help keep track of your location.

My suggestion is to pick one category and/or type of tool and explore. Or, if you are already competent using tools in a category, share your tips and examples on the session wiki. Or, follow some of the presentors or participants on Twitter.

Take the time to learn and share and use these resources as your personal learning network.

Turbo Tagger

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