Monthly Archives: November 2008

50 posts

The Networked Student

Via Lone Wolf Librarian: The Networked Student was inspired by CCK08, a Connectivism course offered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes during fall 2008. It depicts an actual project completed by Wendy Drexler’s high school students. The Networked Student concept map was inspired by Alec Couros’ Networked Teacher. I hope that teachers will use it to help their colleagues, parents, and students understand networked learning in the 21st century. Anyone is free to use this video for educational purposes. You may download, translate, or use as part of another presentation. Please share. I’ll be sharing this with my classes and […]

Librarian, Library and Catalog Tweets Revealed!

  I’m always on the lookout for innovative uses of social tools in libraries. This weekend I got an email from John Wohlers, Library Technology Assistant, Waubonsee Community College, detailing his experiences using Twitter at his library.  John writes: I thought you might like to know yesterday at the request of one of our librarians, I added a link to his twitter account on our library’s staff information page.  Nothing big there of course… But then I decided that just the link was a big boring… So, I took a look at the API for twitter, and using it I then embedded […]

An Answer. Converged Devices, Barcodes & the Future

  On Friday, I asked a question: Made with I wanted to see what type of response I might get putting it into the form above. Three events in three weeks lead to this post. This kind of synchronicity always makes my trendspotting radar go off. First, I met some great folks from Pasco Libraries in Florida when I spoke at the TBLC Annual Meeting. They shared with me a promotion for their Battle of the Bands event: the intial announcement was made via a 2D code. Not a flier, not a blog post, not a Facebook alert —  but […]

Tribes Q & A

Seth Godin called up on the Tribe to write a book together in response to his book Tribes. Take a look: There’s so much gold here, I can’t choose a snippet to share. Take a look. This would be an excellent discussion point for staff meetings and long range planning. Maybe the new long range plans for some innovative libraries will be: How can they lead the tribe?

Celebrating Our Failures

Amanda at writes: This is from a design/marketing/communications company’s website. I love how they’re not afraid to showcase ideas that didn’t fly: Think of this as the final resting place for ideas that – for one reason or another – lacked sufficient postage. The road to change is littered with them. You can’t have innovation without failure, right? I’d love to see libraries celebrating their failures more. If you know of a library that does this, let us know in the comments! Good stuff. And certainly part of a more open, transparent institution. One commenter ponders that it might not […]