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Forgive me if this has been discussed before (I'm sure it has!)

I'm teaching a 2 day 'tech camp' for school librarians this weekend and I'd like to share with them what people find are their most used/most helpful 2.0 tools.

Also hoping some of them will join this group!

Thanks a bunch.

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Polly,

I can't live without: gmail; Google Reader; Google Documents; flickr; TinyURL; del.icio.us; my two blogs (Journeys & A Hundred Echoes)

I also enjoy: twitter; Animoto; ToonDoo; YouTube

Just started trying: SMART Board

*Highly recommend "visiting" the K-12 Online Conference

diane
Diane, Thanks so much for the feedback. The K12 online conference is terrific isn't it. Haven't had enough time to follow everything that's going on there, but so much useful info.

Polly
Polly,

That's one of the joys of asynchronous conferences/discussions - lots of PD material for long winter evenings, listen and reflect at your leisure!

diane
Animoto! What fun that is. I spent a fun hour creating some little videos. Thanks.
Hi Polly,

I have been busy with National School Library Day (NSLD) and Library Month in Canada so I missed responding to this post in time but I might have a few resources for future reference. I was at a Colloquium for NSLD at the University of British Columbia last Thursday and two reference librarians presented some of the work that they are doing with web 2.0 technology..

Here are the links:

Learning 2.1 - http://explorediscoverplay.blogspot.com/

About Learning 2.0 @ Mac - http://macetg.wordpress.com/about-learning-20-mac/

Five Weeks to a Social Library - http://www.sociallibraries.com/course/

Tools for Outreach & Teaching Series (TOTS) at UBC Library - http://tots.pbwiki.com/AllPages

And from School Libraries in Canada (SLIC)

http://www.cla.ca/casl/slic/262internetresources.html

http://www.cla.ca/casl/slic/261technologytechnologies.html

Hope some of these resources are helpful.

Richard Beaudry
CASL President
Teacher Librarian
Richard, thanks so much for taking the time to post those links! Great resources!

Polly
I would have to say blogs and del.icio.us are my two favs although I want to do more with Google tools in 2008!

http://theunquietlibrary.wordpress.com

http://del.icio.us/creekview_hs_library---great for pathfinders!

I will be doing more with Podcasting in January 2008.

For fun: http://www.tadalist.com/

Buffy Hamilton
Buffy, thanks for the input. Love your "unquiet" blog. What a lot of great content. Will your podcasts be showing up on your blog?
My most helpful tool is imagechef.com. I am terribly graphics challenged and this makes all my newsletters and other communications shine.

I do like wikis a lot too. There are so many uses for them - with students and as a collaboration tool with classroom colleagues.

www.schoollibrarylearning2.blogspot.com
or
it's companion for the classroom: www.classroomlearning2.blogspot.com

Good luck with your tech camp presentations!
Connie
Thanks Connie! That's a great resource. I should use it to spiff up my class handouts and such.
I like wikis. They're collaborative, and teach students how to communicate in writing. I'm wrapping up my first wikiproject now. (http://bookbird.wikispaces.com/Careers+Wiki) Definitely a learning experience, but rewarding still.

Does anyone know of a site with "safe" graphics? I was trying to teach about copyright and creative commons, but flickr is the only site I know. Even in the safe search mode I get some questionable hits. I already have to override the filter just to get there. I don't want the admin taking away my privledges... Suggestions?
Hello bookbird103,

FreeFoto is a site that I have used often. You should take a look: http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp

Richard Beaudry
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