Marcia Philbrick suggests Flipboard and Pinterest as web tools worth investigating. She says, "[Flipboard] isn't a site but an app. It takes an account (Facebook, Twitter) or a blog and puts it into a visual format. From what I've seen of Pinterest, it would be a similar format. I don't read my Twitter feed on a regular basis (lack of time), but I always find useful information when I do read it. Flipboard makes it easier to find/read that information."
School librarians have an exceptional partner in LearningExpress Library. It’s a resource that can be utilized by nearly every student for help with classroom basics or advanced studies; studying for AP tests and sample tests; sample tests for GED; and U.S. Citizenship tests.
In addition, LearningExpress recently added 18, new, self-paced, easy-to-follow multimedia tutorials focused on Computer and Internet Basics. These are engaging, on-line tutorials that teach PC essentials in a straightforward, non-technical manner.
The Job and Career Accelerator offers many resources for the student seeking a first job.
LearningExpress is a great resource! It’s as easy as establishing a username and password to get started. All work within the program such as practice tests, resumes, and job searches are saved in a way that the user can easily recapture.
Tired of the messy clutter on web pages that you want to read? I was impressed by Readability's ability to clean things up with one click. I have been using it with Safari for several weeks now, and it works well. It is simple to install and use too.
Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you're reading.
ALSC has added 20 recommended websites to its online resource containing hundreds of links to outstanding sites for children. Great Web Sites for Kids features links to websites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger, organized into diverse subject headings, from astronomy and space to zoos and aquariums, from games and entertainment to geography and maps....
Does Jing make your heart sing? Do you depend upon the cloud? Think wikis are wild? ... and RSS is really super sweet? Or, does it seem like this message is written in a foreign language? Whether you are an online tools techno-pro or techno-newbie, 23 Things Kansas just might be the learning opportunity you're looking for.
23 Things Kansas is a fun way to learn about and practice with online tools for community, sharing and productivity. It is open to and free for anyone in the Kansas library community (library staff, trustees, etc). The program will officially launch January 11, 2010, but you can register now: http://www.23thingskansas.org/participants/participant-registration-form/.