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  • Thing 11: DIY — Symbaloo
    The developers of OPALS, our circulation system, added three Symbaloos to some of our local librarys’ web pages. Symbaloo is a site where you can develop your own webmix. These seem appealing to students who prefer icon driven screens to reading to find what they want. While I loved the ... read more
    Source: DanforthPublished on 2018-05-22
  • Thing 9: Search Tools Ninja
    I have truly entered the world of Geekdom. I loved this lesson and I bombarded people’s inboxes with lots of great resources and information. This was exactly what a busy librarian needs. Yes, this information is available in journal articles, blogs, etc., but I really do not have much time ... read more
    Source: DanforthPublished on 2018-04-27
  • Thing 48: Mapping & Geography Tools
    Google hit a home run when they developed Maps and Earth. We are located in a rural area of upstate New York and many of our students do not travel outside the state, much less the world. They enjoy many of the features that Maps and Earth have to offer. ... read more
    Source: DanforthPublished on 2018-04-20
  • Thing 4: Digital Storytelling
    Motivation to browse through hundreds (thousands?) of digital photos on my computer was lacking, but once found and the task was accomplished, I found this activity enjoyable. I tried two different tools, Animoto and Powtoon, which some of my colleagues use. Both were relatively easy to use. The downside is ... read more
    Source: DanforthPublished on 2018-04-17
  • Comment on Thing 3: Twitter & Other Online Communities by Polly Farrington
    Glad you joined twtiter! I just responded to your first tweet and shared some hashtags to check now and then. LikeLike ... read more
    Source: DanforthPublished on 2018-01-24
  • Thing 3: Twitter & Other Online Communities
    My first foray into Twitter did not prove very useful but with time (it always comes down to time…) I may find some useful ideas. However, having said that… I do like John Schu and am now following him. He definitely has great ideas. May find others as time goes on. I ... read more
    Source: DanforthPublished on 2018-01-23
  • Comment on Thing 2: Photo Fun by Polly Farrington
    Having an instagram account for your library is a great way to share all the great things that are going on in your library. Good way to highlight projects and programs for teachers and administrators. Also a fun way to share with parents. With Instagram you can restrict who can ... read more
    Source: DanforthPublished on 2018-01-21
  • Thing 2: Photo Fun
    Since I don’t have a class that I teach, I don’t see myself using this tool anytime soon. Personally, I am not into randomly posting photos about my life, except on Snapchat so my family can see what I am up to. The benefit to Instagram is that the ... read more
    Source: DanforthPublished on 2018-01-19
  • Thing 1: Blogging
    Welcome. I’m Prudence Danforth, a librarian at Unatego Central School District in upstate New York. Currently I work with grades 6-12, but am responsible for all things administrative at our elementary school. For the last six years, I also worked at our two elementary schools, one of which closed at ... read more
    Source: DanforthPublished on 2018-01-19