new advent of web tools that is allowing us to be more social
I added something to Amazon that makes it a little bit more mine (not as much as I would like, but .)
“knowledge is born” when someone adds something to something else
so what’s the big deal and why is this different than kodak.com, etc.?
tagging vs. classification
defined “folksonomy” = “grassroots community classification of digital assets”
some things I’d like to add, because we didn’t really have time to discuss them during the only-45–minutes presentation:
libraries can indeed use Flickr:
and unfortunately, she didn’t really get to tell in depth her wonderful story about setting up her former library on Flickr and displaying the pictures on their web site via RSS
So I'm at the Internet Librarian conference in Monterey, California, where Information Today has wisely decided to provide free wireless for all conference attendees in the conference center (where you can reach it, anyway). Except that it wasn't working this morning. Whichever company is providing it wasn't providing it well.
So Bill from ITI brought in a wireless router and now you can access the network "Schmi-Fi," at least in the DeAnza Room where the public library track is happening today.
And happening it is. Michael Stephens has a full room of public librarians here. Whoo-hoo!!!! I think this helps point out the dearth of conference sessions and meetings for technology-oriented public librarians, especially those at small- and medium-sized libraries. I hope ITI will continue to try and fill this need.
Ken and Joe from South Huntington (NY) PL – the “iPod Shuffle guys”
Ken: Audible is increasingly not selling to libraries (boooooooooo)
why buy through iTunes – own the title
Ken gave props to their board (who understand that lets them experiment because they understand that sometimes you can fail) and their staff (for being willing to try new things)
patrons aren’t beating down the door for this, but when they’re aware of it, they love it
User survey results of 185 people (got 54 responses):
– 48% listen in the car
– 39% listen to fiction
– 81% had not borrowed an audiobook on iPod
– 73% female
– 30%, 55–64 years-old
had 35 people turn out for a program on the subject at the Library!
“keeping ourselves relevant!”
audience question: are you going to circulate TV episodes?
question: has training been an issue?
question: are you going to create a separate download page for the teen collection? did you create the page listing all of the titles (the one with the book covers, etc.)?
question: do the files on the iPod expire?
question: are there other content suppliers besides Audible for iPods?
question: when the patron downloads to their player, do you charge $1 a day for the file if it’s checked out
question: one title, one circ rule?
question: how do you get around iTunes limitations of allowing only 5 different devices?
John Blyberg, AADL
audience question: is there a place for personalizing the library site the way Yahoo, etc. do?
The New Read/Write Web: Transforming the Classroom
Started with a picture of the Portola Hotel in Google Earth and zoomed out
The Read Only Web = 11 years old; have only been able to take/consume from the web
blogging has become such a big part of his life that he sometimes refers to himself as a blogger first and an educator second
30+ million blogs
Technorati is tracking 1.5 billion links - think about how much information that is!
Will’s 8–year old daughter does a lot of this stuff
showed Matthew Bischoff (?), a 13–year old podcaster; played some of his podcast
Tess Richardson – showed his daughter’s “weather recipe” book of her drawings on Flickr (what do you need to make a tornado, etc.)
showed a video of 3rd graders talking about pointilism
It’s not technology anymore - it’s not about technology
changes for teachers:
showed the linear algebra course from MIT Open Courseware
the entire South African High School curriculum is on a wiki!!
“rip, mix, and learn”
old classroom = one teacher, time and space learning (learn physics every morning at 9:00 a.m.)
showed 43 Things
the best teachers aren’t the ones given to us; they’re the ones with the relevant information
old classroom = individually produced content, limited forms (text), limited audiences (teacher/class); do your work on your own for me (the teacher) who will put the grade on it; the game is to figure out what the teacher wants (margins, what to say, etc.)
collaboration: “The Power of Us” in BusinessWeek
Wikipedia is the poster child for all of this
asked how many people have bought a Fodor’s Guide in the last year or two
“Bob the Builder Moment” = because we can!
audience goes from one to millions; it can be done, we can keep our kids safe as they publish to the world
new classroom = students as readers, editors, and writers (because you don’t know what to believe anymore)
RSS - showed Bloglines
old classroom = “know what” learning; memorize the formulas because there wasn’t a lot of access to them
showed all of the different Google services
isn’t it more important to teach our kids to find the information they need, rather than make them memorize things they might need just in case?
new classroom: network literacy; your network of online teachers; not just handed one thing and told to believe it; the knowledge resides in the network
information coming at us faster than ever before
audience question: kids are taking tests, running to the library, blogging the answers, while other kids then go to the library to get them before taking it later that day
audience question: how do you model good blogging behavior for them?
thinks the next 5–10 years are going to be very ugly for schools because they’re going to try shut all of this down but that this won’t work
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