100 Best Blogs for School Librarians – Online College Search – Your Accredited Online Degree Directory ”School librarians have much more on their plates than just managing books, often spending a great deal of time educating students and teachers, learning about and implementing new technology, and reading up on the latest new releases for young adults and children. It can be a lot to keep up with, but luckily other librarians are sharing their wisdom, experience, and expertise via the web. We’ve brought together 100 excellent blogs written by teachers, librarians, tech experts, and book lovers that can act as amazing resources for any school librarian”. Update of prev. list.
12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets A good list of most of the well-known social media sites that can be used to create cheat sheets (from Mashable). “Cheat sheets are basically infographics that can give a user a simple rundown of various features and how to use them”.
Innovations in Education – Understanding Content Curation A well written post about content curation and the benefits it can offer teachers and students especially is part of the inquiry process. Discusses how it may be used to develop information literacy skills so they can become competent at locating, evaluating, and useing information.
New from AASL: Best Websites for Teaching and Learning « NeverEndingSearch ”From the American Association of School Libraries: These sites were selected because they foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.”
Content Curation Tools – The Newsmaster Toolkit by Robin Good – Mind Map From Robin Good: “The map presently lists over 250 content curation tools which you can navigate much more easily than it was possible on my earlier versions of this map. On the right side of the map you will find all of the news and content curation tools available online today. On the left side, you can find bookmarking, link lists builders, clippers and lots of tools to operate with RSS feeds (which are still at the heart of a curator’s job).”
Discovery in our libraries From Pinterest: “Libraries are no longer buildings” … this has been true for years. Libraries are not confined to brick and mortar structures anymore. They’re digital and accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education | Edudemic A cross-post from our content partners over at OnlineColleges.net. Whether you’re looking into online schools or not, they do a good job at cataloging interesting ways to use Web 2.0 tools in education!. Google Docs offer many options, both hidden and obvious, so here are links to assist in using Google Docs to its fullest capability. We’ve discovered 50+ great tips for getting the most out of Google Docs as a student, with awesome ideas and tricks for collaboration, sharing, and staying productive.
52 Secrets Students Should Know about Google Docs This site has great suggestions for how to use Google Docs in classroom. The people from onlinecolleges.net have gathered these 52 secrets into one list that links to these tips from different online sites.