Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Looking to Expand Your Personal Learning Network

The Edublog Awards is a community based incentive started in 2004 in response to community concerns relating to how schools, districts and educational institutions were blocking access of learner and teacher blog sites for educational purposes. The purpose of the Edublog awards is promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media.
These are fabulous resources for educators to use for ideas on technology tools and how social media is used in different contexts, with a range of different learners. It introduces us all to new sites that we might not have found if not for the awards process.  Now, you can also nominate your your favorite educational mobile app for education.

The Edublog Awards 2011 are now open for voting.  This is a good time to lurk around, read, and see what you are missing.  I find new people to follow each year and enjoy expanding my PLN.  Add some of them to your rss feeds and/or follow them on Twitter:

Best Individual Blog
Best Librarian/Library Blog
Best Educators to Follow on Twitter
Best Hashtags to Follow on Twitter (educational discussions)
Best Professional Development Groups

Click here to view all the categories and spreadsheets of nominations.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Open Mic Night with Joyce Valenza & Moderator Gwyneth A. Jones - The Daring Librarian

On December 5th , Joyce Valenza and Gwyneth Jones shared their top discoveries of the year.
Additionally, dozens of other teacher/Librarians shared their faves and help build an interactive resource book.

View the slides from the crowdsourced google doc which highlights important tools.

Friday, December 02, 2011

New Trier Library proudly supports the projects of Integrated Global Studies School