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School Library - Digital Research Tools

(aka Advanced Tech Camp - without the campfire!)


Please visit the WALLWISHER PAGE and share what you want to learn today
AND what you can share with everyone else. 


Welcome to Tech Camp!


(Image courtesy of Michael Stephens -

The Hyperlinked School Library)


School Library Learning 2.0 Tech Camps are one and two day immersions in technology tools and and  opportunities to explore ideas for integrating technology into the curriculum.  These sessions offer school librarians an opportunity to explore a variety of online tools & services that will help them work more efficiently, improve their library's online presence and enhance student learning.


This Research 2.0 Workshop will give you a chance to explore web tools that will help you and your students take a new approach to research projects, one that involves collaborating and sharing.


Some background

Video to show:


Explore Student Portfolios

Student portfolios from the Media 21 Project run by Buffy Hamilton & Susan Lester - Creekview High School




This is the best time in history to be a teacher-librarian. Major shifts in our information and communication landscapes present new opportunities for librarians to teach and lead in areas that were always considered part of their role, helping learners of all ages effectively use, manage, evaluate, organize and communicate information, and to love reading in its glorious new variety.
A school’s teacher-librarian is its chief information officer, but in a networked world, the position is more that of moderator or coach, the person who ensures that students and teachers can effectively interact with information and leverage it to create and share and make a difference in the community and beyond.

14 Ways K–12 Librarians Can Teach Social Media by Joyce Valenza









Writing & Reflecting




Mind Mapping & Brainstorming


More Resources:



Helping Students Find Information

Search Tools

Create Collections of Resources




Managing the Information Flow




Organizing Everything

Videos to show:






Getting Feedback & Connecting With Others



Collaborating, Writing, Portfolios


Curation Tools

These are a new-ish crop of tools designed to help you collect information from multiple sources and gather them into a single page that keeps track of the original source, allows you to comment on what you've gathered and can be shared.  These tools that could be used in a variety of ways - to collect information from multiple sites for use in other presentaions, to create a story based on selected resources, to share a selection of "best of" resources on a topic. 



Creating & Presenting

Video to show:






More tips & tools

  • Readability - Browser bookmarklet that turns a cluttered busy web page into an oasis of calm. Strips out all the busy junk and displays the text only in your own customized format.
  • InstaPaper - Adds a Read Later bookmarklet to your toolbar. Find something you want to read, don't have time? Click Read Later and come back to it. Apps for iPhone. (I use the HardCopy app on my Android phone.)
  • kwout - Handy way to clip a bit of a web page for display on another web page, wiki or blog.  Takes a screen shot of the area you select and gives you code to embed that image on your page.
  • PDFmyURL - Turns the current web page into a PDF file for sharing or printing.
  • FireShot - Free addon for Firefox takes screenshots and lets you crop and do simple editing. 
  • CaptureFox - Free Firefox screencasting tool captures whatever is happening on your screen. Can also add audio. 



Resources, Readings, Ideas, Tools


Where to look for more 2.0 tools - in no particular order: 




Add section on exploring data



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