Technology tools used to create this website:


Wikispaces was used to create the website, chosen because it is easy and widgets can be embedded. Most of the items listed below were created online and then embedded into the wiki. Wikispaces offers free plans for K-12 educators that are ad-free, and you can make them private for extra security for your students. You can open student accounts in bulk — without student email addresses.

Glogster was used to embed a glog in the Evaluating Sources page, the Copyright & Fair Use page, the Health page, and the Recommended Reading page.. Glogster was also used to create the images on the home page and the Lost & Damaged Books page. On glogster you can create interactive posters that include images, videos, sound, and links to websites.

Animoto was used to create videos for the following pages: College Libraries, Teacher Resources, and Recommended Reading. Animoto is a fast and easy way to create stunning video slideshows using photos, video clips, and music.

GoAnimate was used for a student-created animation on the Lost & Damaged Books page. The site’s animation tools will engage your students and help to put learning into practice.

Flipsnack was used to make a flip book called "Shelf Order and the Dewey Decimal System" on the Library page. Flip books can quickly and easily be made from pdf files.

Prezi was used to create presentations for the Databases and Library Standards pages. Use Prezi to add drama and sophistication to all your presentations. Prezi is an online application that takes the place of tired slideshows. You get to use your creativity and work with a variety of different media formats.

Polldaddy was used to create quizzes for the Copyright & Fair Use page and the Evaluating Websites page. With polldaddy you can create surveys, polls, and ratings as well.

Surveymonkey was used to create the survey on the Library page for Library Practice Students.

Shelfari was used to create the shelves of books featured on the Recommended Reading page. Create virtual shelves of books that you can play with, organize, label, star, review, tag and sort to your heart's content, online!

SlideShare was used to post a PowerPoint presentation on the Evaluating Sources page.

Wordle was used to create images for the Databases page and for this page. Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. You can express your creativity with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

Makebeliefscomix was used to create a comic strip for the Databases page. Creating your own comic strip online is easy and fun. Creating comic strips encourages writing, reading, and storytelling. The site could be used in foreign language classes – it accepts words written in Spanish and French, including appropriate accent marks and characters.

The Windows Movie Maker program was used to create the videos on the following pages: About the Library, Book Videos, Graphic Novels, Library Catalog, and Literary Criticism.
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