Thursday, August 20, 2009

Widget for "Share This"

Tom Kahn shared a cool tool -- a widget called "Share This" so I experimented with it on a number of my blogs. It allows me (and readers) to share a post with other social networking accounts. I shared an item from my Advocate4Libraries blog with my Facebook account, but could also share (re-post) with my Twitter and other places. See

How would you use this? Here is an example that I recommend CSLA member try: Post a message on your blog or Facebook account about the California School Library Association's
popular, free, onlineweb educational technology tutorials for teachers called "Classroom Learning 2.0" and "Discovering Assistive Technology". For those who have completed or almost completed School Library Learning 2.0, add a testimonial about how much you learned and enjoyed the discovery learning format. You get the idea! Now share it. The more who hear about the CSLA professional development and program tutorials, the more visibility for school libraries. Remember, strong school libraries build strong students and lifelong learners!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Social Media Revolution?

Social Media Revolution

What do you think?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

web 2.0 URLs

Want more info/resources about web 2.0, and how to integrate it? Start with these URLS: (of course)

contributed by Lesley Farmer

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Point Smart, ClickSafe - Report on CyberSafety

See 2009 Internet Safety Task Force report on CyberSafety, "PointSmart, ClickSafe". Task Force suggested ways to improve cybersafety for children:
  • education before a child gets on the Internet
  • control while the child is online, and
  • having set procedures if problems arise.
A word-search of the 69-page document found 6 occurrences of the word "library' -- several members of the task force, for example.