The True Adventures of a High School Librarian

The True Adventures of a High School Librarian

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ASLA Twitter Chat Wrap Up October 4, 2011

Often, we are too slow to recognize how much and in what ways we can assist each other through sharing such expertise and knowledge.
~Owen Arthur

 
The October 4, 2011 ASLA Twitter Chat session provided an overload of information not only useful to librarians in Alabama, but educators around the globe! Here is how the TwtPoll panned out:

The idea for including a Smack Down as a topic of discussion is two-fold.  I attended my first Smack Down at EdCamp Birmingham and loved it and think it is a fun, quick way to learn about new technologies educators are successfully using in their schools.  The idea of a Smack Down via Twitter was brought up during the Back To School PD session via TL Virtual Cafe hosted by Gwyneth Jones & Librarian Tiff (http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/Back_To_School).

ASLA was pleased to have some of our favorite Tweeps join in via retweets, comments, and/or mentions. Be sure to follow these contributors:




Some Smack Down sites mentioned by participants included:



Here is a list of other sites/apps mentioned during the ASLA Twitter Chat Smack Down:


 Keep up with all things Twitter with Paper.li: http://paper.li/tag/tlchat #aslachat #tlchat

Learn to use Comic Life http://plasq.com/downloads/win like @gwynethjones http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/ #aslachat #tlchat

Check out http://www.youtube.com/user/mightylittlelibraria @librarian_tiff
YouTube PD Channel

Check out http://www.youtube.com/user/AlabamaEdTechPD @NikkiDRobertson YouTube PD Channel #aslachat #tlchat

Check out gr8 Glogster by @CraigSeasholes http://craigseasholes.edu.glogster.com/sanislo/ #aslachat #tlchat

Only2Clicks http://only2clicks.com/ shared @ TL Virtual Cafe last night! #tlchat #aslachat

A must follow blog for tech info: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ #aslachat #tlchat

Photo Peach http://photopeach.com/album/15ey2fm?ref=esp#spiral This is so COOL! #tlchat #aslachat

Must follow blog suggested by @Susan_Eley: http://digitalgoonies.com/ #aslachat #tlchat

Scoop.it is a great site for collecting ed related articles: http://www.scoop.it/t/school-libraries/curate #aslachat #tlchat

@kathyschrock-ipad apps https://sites.google.com/site/schrockipad/ #tlchat #aslachat

Wow! Everything libraries! http://libraryschool.campusguides.com/tlguides #aslachat #tlchat

Gr8 self-directed PD sessions 4 teachers: http://andersonone21things.wikispaces.com/home #aslachat #tlchat

If u like Wordle you’ll love Word Foto app: http://www.wordfoto.com/ #aslachat #tlchat

Storify  http://storify.com/ Create stories using social media feeds #tlchat #aslachat

EdReach Education Media Network - http://edreach.us
Razor’s Ed - http://edreach.us/category/razors-ed/

activegrade.com - Standards-based gradebook #aslachat #tlchat

ahead.com  - similar to prezi but easier #aslachat #tlchat

animoto.com - creating slide shows (free for educators) #aslachat #tlchat

youcanbook.me - online schedule maker (being used for computer lab scheduling) #aslachat #tlchat

volunteerspot.com  - being used to schedule (conferences, parent volunteers) #aslachat #tlchat

posterous.com -follow @recessduty on twitter for good info with ipads #aslachat #tlchat

wolframalpha.com - most amazing search engine (COOLEST THING EVER) There’s an iPad app, too. #aslachat #tlchat

present.me - creating webinars #aslachat #tlchat

word cloud tools - wordle.net , tagxedo.com #aslachat #tlchat

flipsnack.com - online flip book creator #aslachat #tlchat

fur.ly bit.ly - enter multiple URLs and get a shortened urls with all them in drop down. #aslachat #tlchat

livebinders.com - create 3 ring binder for your students with content/resources #aslachat #tlchat

symbaloo.com - create a home page with icons (ipad for poor folks) #aslachat #tlchat

tubechop.com - cut youtube vids #aslachat #tlchat

keepvid.com - pull off youtube vids #aslachat #tlchat

sqworl.com - similar to symbaloo #aslachat #tlchat

zunal.com (to create webquests) #aslachat #tlchat

picnik.com - photo editor #aslachat #tlchat

toondoo.com - cartoon creator #aslachat #tlchat

pixton.com - or stripcreator.com  : cartoon strip creators #aslachat #tlchat

glogster.edu - online posters in a multimedia format #aslachat #tlchat

wix.com - weebly.com - student created website #aslachat #tlchat

kidblog.org - free blogging for kids #aslachat #tlchat

http://museumbox.e2bn.org/ - a virtual “collection” box #aslachat #tlchat

zooburst.com - popup books (digital storytelling) #aslachat #tlchat

storybird.com - digital story telling #aslachat #tlchat

ujam.com  - music/lyric creation #aslachat #tlchat

zohochallenge.com - create online tests #aslachat #tlchat

surveymonkey.com - create surveys #aslachat #tlchat

tripline.net - google lit trips sort of thing...(Indiana Jones style movement on a map)
#comments4kids to connect with other student blogse #aslachat #tlchat

dipity.com - timelines #aslachat #tlchat

capzles.com - visual timeline #aslachat #tlchat

edmodo.com - social networking, free for teachers and students, private #aslachat #tlchat

jeopardylabs.com #aslachat #tlchat

schoology.com - like edmodo #aslachat #tlchat

@cybraryman1 - http://www.cybraryman.com/chats.html digital hoarder on all things great on the internet #aslachat #tlchat

comiclife.com - digital comic books http://www.cybraryman.com/chats.html #aslachat #tlchat

polleverywhere.com - American Idol voting via phones #aslachat #tlchat

sharendipity.com  - flash game #aslachat #tlchat

agoogleaday.com - fun question/answer search delivered daily #aslachat #tlchat

fontsforpeas.com - FREE, fun fonts! #aslachat #tlchat

sugarfrogfonts.com - MORE FREE, fun fonts! #aslachat #tlchat

primarywall.com - wallwisher (but more primary) #aslachat #tlchat

http://www.tikatok.com/ - publish a story #aslachat #tlchat

wonderopolis.com - FUN! Wonder of the Day #aslachat #tlchat

http://www.myenglishimages.com/Home.html - images for vocab words #aslachat #tlchat

vid.ly - post video up #aslachat #tlchat

dropbox.com - great online file storage/sharing #aslachat #tlchat

www.vuvox.com - interactive slideshow/presentation #aslachat #tlchat

www.momswithapps.com - #appfriday - weekly free & discounted apps #aslachat #tlchat

www.tripline.net  Create animated map journeys with this tool @gregkulowiec
#aslachat #tlchat

www.A4CWSN.com - video reviews of apps appropriate for children with special needs, app party on 6/11 #aslachat #tlchat

EdCeptional podcast - http://edreach.us/category/edceptional/ #aslachat #tlchat

http://thinktutorial.com/ Easy to follow tutorials about computers #aslachat #tlchat

Big Huge Labs http://www.bighugelabs.com/ Do cool stuff w/photos #aslachat #tlchat

Grading papers made easy http://www.flubaroo.com/ #tlchat #aslachat

StudyJams http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm gr8 site for math & science

Stencyl http://www.stencyl.com/stencylworks/overview/ Make ur own Flash games #aslachat #tlchat

Wiffiti http://wiffiti.com/ gr8 online postit note feel via cell phone #aslachat #tlchat

Bubbl.us https://bubbl.us/ Online brainstorming tool #aslachat #tlchat

Writing Fun http://www.writingfun.com/writingfun2010.html Assists students w/the writing process #aslachat #tlchat

Exploratree.org.uk http://www.exploratree.org.uk/ Ready made thinking guides #tlchat #aslachat

Word Tamer http://www.wordtamer.co.uk/ Story writing site #tlchat #aslachat

Vocaroo http://vocaroo.com/ voice recording site #tlchat #aslachat

Popplet http://popplet.com/ Brainstorming tool #tlchat #aslachat

SpiderScribe http://www.spiderscribe.net/ Online mind mapping brain storming tool #tlchat #aslachat

Be sure to share with us at ASLA what you do with these sites in your schools and spread the word!

The next ASLA Twitter Chat Session will be on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 7pm CT/8pmET.



2 comments:

  1. WOW! WOW! WOW!!! That's all I can think of to describe your Smackdown and all the tools mentioned! Thanks for sharing!

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