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So many projects . . . so little time!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Week 3, Thing 6 & 7

Well, I had lots of fun with this one! I did my trading card, a magazine poster and several Warholized creations. I also used one of the features on this photo of my little boy.
I love these tools and could see them used in our lab with students. Several different grade levels do a biography unit during the year and the trading cards would be great for that. I think, in the library, I will try to do something with the motivational posters.
I can certainly see these tools becoming a bit addicting.

I do have a concern with Flickr in the elementary school setting. I came across several images that would not be appropriate for students. We do not let students use any image sites (i.e. Google Images) because we have had some near catastrophes in the past. At the elementary school level we will most likely limit it to staff only. However, it is a great resource for photos to enhance lessons and teacher produced PowerPoint's.
#7 I am very fortunate to be working in a school district that considers technology a priority. My library has a web site, Smart Board, laptop, four student stations, two office computers, LCD projector, document camera, wireless access, and laser printer. Our lab also features a Smart Board, LCD, laser printers and 34 stations.We have been encouraged to take advantage of training that comes along and to share it with the site staffs. My site administrator is especially supportive.
The piece of technology I use the most in my life is email. It opens up the communication process for me and allows me to keep in touch and disperse information more productively. But my favorite technology remains the Internet. I AM a life long learner and I love to find new information (albeit sometimes trivial and useless).
By the way, I did post a comment on a blog. I know I enjoy the comments left on mine.


School Library Learning 2.0 Team said...

Wonder how soon before there will be a FlickrKids or GoogleKidsImages or similar "safe" sites for images. Not long, I'm sure!

Wow, you do have some great technology at your school and in your library. Give our good wishes to your school board and district tech team!

School Library Learning 2.0 Team said...

This comment is really for WEEK 4 (RSS feeds) but your comments link is turned off. Turn it on if you'd like us to keep cheering you on!

Glad you like feed readers. My favorite is bloglines, but I also use Google Reader to manage out-of-state and other nonCSLA registered participants -- useful for comparing the two feeders. Oh, I also use AT&T Yahoo! DSL feeds. Enjoy!

IrmaPince said...

My district is considering setting up an internal source for photos and soliciting pictures from the community. We could then have our own, perfectly safe Flickeresque too.
Isn't it a shame that we have to do that!