Saturday, April 25, 2009

Library Technology week 2010

After Spring break everybody starts planning events for next year, and I am afraid to be late to talk through details for NESA Library Technology Week in 2010! Your ideas and willingness to participate in the event inspire me to continue building the plan.
To run it simultaneously in NESA schools, we would need to define
  • its time and activities that promote interest in books, reading, and using technological tools and methods.

    Time: Last week of October, October 25 - 30, 2009, or November 16 - 20, 2009 looks good on our school calendar. Let me know what time is good for you. An alternative time can be the week of April 11-18, 2010, National Library Week. But it will take us a long time to wait.

  • Activities: sharing stories, pictures and videos about our libraries, and book reviews.

  • After we will have tried some technological tools it'll be more clear which ones suit our collaboration needs the best:
  • VoiceThread is a web-based communication tool that makes it easy to share stories. Students can either record their stories or share them in writing; we can build their discussions around their pictures of the library or library activities and favorite books. To see how this tool works watch a one minute tutorial here.

  • YouTube or other video sharing sites will allow our students to share their two-three minute videos about the library (video project "My library").

  • Create audio files with the help of Audacity with stories about favorite books and library activities and share them online.

  • Flickr or Picassa are good for sharing pictures about the libraries and maps where they were taken, and posting labels.

  • We'll give a try to any of your suggestions. Please email them to me or post as a comment.

  • These tools are not new, but it's always helpful to go over and try one in a time before we pass them on students and start the big project. We'll do it together over next months before the Library Week in October.

    Let me know which week would work for you:
    October 25-30, 2009, November 16 - 20, 2009 or April 11-18, 2010.


    doug0077 said...

    Have fun, NESA librarians. Let me know if I can be of any help to your group!


    mcgaffey said...

    I just checked the calendar for next year. The October slot is best for Cyprus. We have a holiday on the 28th but it makes more sense to focus on the library earlier rather than later in the year. Since we have a huge Easter break from March 25 to April 12, the National Library Week time slot would be a bust for me.

    Lorna Flynn

    Marina Brodsky said...

    Hi Lorna,

    Would the week of November 16-20 be better? I hear that other schools also have holidays on the last week of October.