Our organization - TIE - has been awarded a grant that we have named PowerUp21 which allows us to work with 21 districts to support the use of 21st century skills and resources to improve student achievement in the classroom. One of our members has begun a page called THE 5. Do you have something like this also that we may link to or ideas that we may add to The Five? Jackie Jessop Rising has worked tirelessly on this site and would love your input.
I certainly cannot take credit for this asynchronous PD, but the South Carolina Association of School Librarians started this project, 23 Things, a couple of years ago.
I also believe that people need to actively use web 2.0 tools to be comfortable with them, and the CCASL (Charleston county association of school librarians) has a NING http://myccasl.ning.com/ set up to help our 80 school librarians share ideas and maintain a social network.
As part of some course work this past spring, I began to create a wiki for our Freshman Focus classes http://wandofreshmanfocus.wikispaces.com/.
Another high school library wants to join and use the wiki as part of a library orientation for her students, so we plan to work together to add a collection of resources that can be used as needed and adapted as necessary for high school information literacy classes.
So, in answer to the question "are you providing PD on web 2.0 tools?" the answer is that we are in a passive, but interactive, ansynchonous method. That is the beauty of web 2.0.
Thanks for the great sites!! I will make sure the folks here at TIE get out here to see these links as well. In the fall, I will be presenting at a reading conference and many librarians are in attendance. May I share your site with them? Keep the sharing coming. We could put together an amazing resource of web 2.0 tools here in the Thinkfinity PD community.
I had not even thought about using ThinkFinity as a group networking place. The NING only charges $2.95 a month for a mini ning with less than 150 members.and I like all the other options it offers for images, widgets, blogs, RSS feeds etc. However, as I learn more about Thinkfinity, I may change my mind.
And of course you may use anything, any site. etc. for your web 2.0 PD tool sharing.
Here are more:
AASL top websites AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning (wiki)
Friday, June 25, 2010
BookLeads - another example of web 2.0 in action
Reading 2.0 Using Technology to promote books, not replace them
Two people who are librarians top gurus are Cathy Jo Nelson (a thinkfinity member) and Joyce Valenza (who does everything well) - both are very good speakers for conferences.
Thanks so much for your suggestions. I need to get busy adding these to The 5 site. I have been out of the office busy providin PD in schools for the past month. I will get busy in the next week adding them to The 5. Or give them to Jackie Jessop Rising to add since she is the original creator of this site in our office.
This is a great resource site. I noticed that you use WikiSpaces yet your home page looks more professional than the one I use :-).
Our county educational offices are working on such a site: Gold Coast CUE (http://www.goldcoastcue.org/). There are only a few online PD courses and they register participants for workshops through the site as well as having a resource location. I'd like to see more PD online as that works best for me. I'll check with them on linking to the site.
Marcia, thanks for sharing that great collection.
I wanted to add some info but it seems like the pages are protected?
On the web site hosting, a must-add imho is GoDaddy. Despite the racy marketing you see on TV, they do a terrific job. With an inexpensive shared hosting plan (~$10 per month), you can install and run some of the best 2.0 apps available: WordPress, MediaWiki, Moodle, PHPBB, etc. And the installation of those powerhouse apps is push-button simple - literally!
Here are some examples I have done with GoDaddy:
Thanks so much for your input. I will share this and add it to The 5! We do restrict access to the site to confirm that what is added is legitimate, free, and highly valuable for web 2.0 use. So by sharing here, that will be great. Then we will add it to the site.
In the screen capture section, this one has been a life-changer for me: Fireshot.
Amazing - and free - tool that plugs right into your browser. You can edit, annotate, crop, download your shots, or, upload to a free sharing service, and do all that without leaving your browser!
Here is a free tool you might like to add to your list, Marcia.
You can share YouTube videos without the "stuff" around them. You can also crop the videos. Pretty neat.
Thanks for the conversation,
Hi Marcia- I do a lot of Web 2.0 training national for educators and administrators. I am attaching my Web 2.0 aligned ISTE NETS list, Collection of Web 2.0 repostiory sites and other resources I use to lay the ground work on web 2.0.