Resources for Teacher Librarians

Slidestaxx by Donna Baumbach (AuntyTech)

Teacher Librarians Rock!

I am always ___________ (fill in the blank:  in awe of, extremely grateful for, in debt to, inspired by) the people in my PLN (personal learning network).

When I sign into HootSuite to catch up on tweets, I often feel like a contestant on an old game show entering a glass enclosed booth filled with money being blown in the air. The contestant is given a limited amount of time (say thirty seconds) to grab as much of the money as possible.  Whatever he can grab becomes his.

Although the tweets flying around contain just as much wealth as that glass enclosed booth, there is a HUGE difference:  the buzzer never dings while I’m visiting with my PLN and the wealth they offer remains available even if I have to step away from the computer.

Take, for instance, what Donna Baumbach shared today on Twitter:  a Slidestaxx entitled “Lesson Plan Resources for Teacher Librarians.” (seen above)

Or, how about this:  Carolyn Starkey’s Livebinder entitled “School Librarians and the Common Core Standards:  Resources‘? (seen below)

Livebinder by Carolyn Starkey

Role Models for Sharing

Looking for ideas to promote reading through technology?  Colette Cassinelli created a Google Site to share the resources she was using in a presentation at ISTE this summer.  She has freely shared this on Twitter and it is a treasure chest of great ideas to help fire you up for the new school year. “Got Books?” is just one more example of a passionate teacher librarian sharing with others in her PLN.

Google Site by Colette CassinelliThis are just three resources I’ve recently added to my Diigo Library to refer to as I plan lessons and activities.  The teacher librarians and other educators in my PLN exemplify all that is right in education.

If finding awesome resources like this doesn’t convince you to jump on the Twitter bandwagon, I don’t know what will.

The resources shared here are just the tip of the iceburg!  What is your favorite Twitter find recently?

 

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2 Responses to “Resources for Teacher Librarians”

  1. Donna B Says:

    Thanks for the mention…and thank YOU for sharing.Your tweets and blog posts are valuable to my PLN.

    Just a note: I wanted to try SlideStaxx for the first time, so I used some of my Diigo bookmarks and added a picture for the front page. Because you can add websites, pictures, videos, or products in SLideStaxx, I added the last two items just to see how it worked–one product (an Amazon book with lesson plans for TLs–just enter the ISBN and DONE!!) and one video (having nothing to do with lesson planning, but it always makes me giggle–and I was once a blonde.)

    Anyway, I see lots of potential for both teachers and students in SlideStaxx! I’m glad I found it…and where? Through Twitter, of course!

  2. Carolyn Starkey Says:

    Thank you for the mention, Fran…I’m glad you found the LiveBinder useful.


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