Marians February 2009

So I was the presenter yesterday, so there’s not a lot that’s new this time. Nonetheless, when a group of librarians gets together, someone is going to have information to share. (it’s our nature!)

We discussed how to embed applications, documents, videos, etc. into wiki pages. Web 2.0 has gotten much simpler these days. It’s pretty much just a point-and-click process anymore.

We also talked about Voicethread which has now upgraded to offer a free educational account. This account does not allow for setting up unlimited identities, but if you set it up with a generic password you can create unlimited threads which is pretty much the process we’ve been using so far.

We’re all familiar with Animoto, as I use it to send out the slideshows of the new books we get each month. However, Librarian Jeri Hurd has helped students use Garage Band and Animoto to create innovative book reviews.
While the student is speaking pretty fast in the first one, the review for “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon” is a pretty good example. Check them out here: http://bib20.blogspot.com/2009/02/animoto-book-trailers.html#links

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