I don’t know about you but I am easily distracted on the internet. I will start on one page, see something interesting and click to there….until I can’t remember what I was doing on the internet in the first place. That is where igoogle comes in handy. igoogle is a great feature that allows you to see all of your important web-based updates in one place. It really makes me sad that Google will be doing away with this feature in the next year because it is a nice way to start your day on the internet. I like igoogle because it allows me to stay current. It is an excellent tool to keep track of professional development sites and articles and it helps me stay on task when working with purpose. I have annotated the screenshot above to explain how I use igoogle.
The Holy Grail of Library Blogs June 20, 2012
I just came across the blog A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet as I was looking for a good resource on infographics and had a minor geek out moment. There are a ton of great resources that span many genres of Education. I am considering turning my course syllabus into an infographic next year and have been doing some preliminary research…I will let you know what I come up with.
A Blog Post Worth Reading June 15, 2012
Ok. I know that I have already posted my blog reviews but I had to share one more post. This post is from The Adventures of Library Girl and it is entitled 5 Conversations [About Libraries] I Don’t Want To Have Anymore. It is like she went into my brain and wrote a blog post about it. Definitely worth reading.
I have always loved the library. It is one of the key reasons that I decided to become an English teacher. I love the books, I love the freedom, and I love to escape to the magical place that comes when I read. It wasn’t until I became an English teacher that I realized that a library is about more then the books it holds. The modern librarian is one of the most technologically savvy educators in the school community. Librarians have had to change their focus as today’s students begin to explore and access knowledge in whole new ways. With this in mind I have compiled a list of three great and inspiring blogs from librarian educators with great ideas.
Lets start by checking out this Power Point presentation from Jennifer LaGarde about the changing role of the modern “Rock Star” librarian.