Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thing Fifteen: The New Library/Librarian

Well, I guess we can say the Web 2.0 is officially here and it has made it's way into the school and library, or it should have. As a school teacher I look at all of the things I do with my students online; class blog, Shelfari, Edmodo, my class website, and anything else that I can discover to make learning more fun.

When I reflect on what library 2.0 means to me I think of the students that I am serving, multi-taskers who spend more time online, with anti-social, social networking, than with print sources. Those student won't be satisfied with simply a library of print sources, they want to interact more with information, which is why it is important to be up-to-date on the latest web 2.0 tools and how they could be use to collaborate with the teachers in my school. It would look like using Shelfari to do reading logs and reading responses with the language arts teacher, teaching Edmodo to the teachers and then collaborating to teach it to the students so that paper is eliminated, trees are saved, and the students get what they want, more time learning online. It would be put technology out there for the students' easy use and being excited about showing them how to use it.

I can definitely see me talking technology instead of just book talks when classes come to the library, as well as reaching out to my teachers with ideas on collaboration that use web 2.0 tools.

That's all I can think of on this topic. I'm off to further investigate these 23 things!


  1. do you have any thoughts about or reactions to any one or more of the articles listed at the bottom of the blog post?

  2. I read those articles, was I supposed to quote them specifically? I basically read them and then wrote my blog. If I need to quote directly from them please let me know. I'll be happy to adjust my blog.

  3. I agree that we have to update our teaching to reach today's students. You seem to be doing a great job of incorporating technology into your classroom. I enjoy hearing about your success with your students.

  4. I have not looked at your blog for a while -WOW IT IS GORGEOUS!! You are so creative and integrate technology into your classes so well. I am always impressed. (Plus you make great name tags!)
    Web 2.0 seems to be all over your class - even before 23 things. You will have an amazing library some day! I don't know what you can say about 2.0 except that we use it everyday.

  5. Thanks for the comments! I must say that I LOVE technology and finding ways to make it work in the classroom, plus the kids love it too. I'm always excited to try new things and to learn about technology with and through my kids.