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Introduction to WebTools4U2Use
Why WebTools? (Web 2.0)
Learn More About Web 2.0
Finding the Right Tool
Keeping Up with New Tools
•Audio & Podcasting
--Audio & Podcasting Ideas to Share
--Blogs to Share
•Calendars, Task Management & ToDo List Tools
--Calendars, Task Management & ToDo List Ideas
--Ideas for Using Curation Tools
•Drawing, Charting & Mapping Tools
--Drawing, Charting & Mapping Tools - Ideas to Share
•Photo and Photo Sharing Tools
--Photo Ideas to Share
•Portal & WebPage Starting Tools
--Ideas to Share about Portal & Webpage Starting Tools
--Presentation Tools - Ideas to Share
•Quiz & Polling Tools
--Quiz and Polling Tools - Ideas to Share
•RSS, News Feeds & Aggregators
--RSS etc. Ideas to Share
•Social Bookmark Tools
-Social Bookmarks - Ideas to Share
--Social Networking Ideas to Share
•Video Tools and Video Sharing
--Video Tools and Video Sharing Ideas
--Wikis to Share
•Word Processing & Productivity Tools
--Writing and Productivity Tools - Ideas to Share
•Other Cool Tools 4 U 2 Use
•And More Tools
--Ideas for Using Other Tools in the LMC
--Video Tools & Video Sharing Ideas
Table of Contents
Ideas for Using Video Tools
Other Video Tools
Ideas for Using Video Tools
The Library Journal article by Michelle Jeske, "
Tapping into Media: Take Your Online Presence to the Next Level with Audio and Video
" features some great ideas for using video in the library. Examples cited are provided in a convenient list at the end of the article.
Introduce New Titles
Check out this video from Redwood Middle School introducing new titles in the library media center:
Naomi Bates of Northwest High School (TX) uses a variety of tools to introduce her students to books through digital booktalks. Here's one she
created in Animoto
and introduced on her blog.
Teresa Schauer created a
group on TeacherTube
for sharing video booktalks or book trailers. Here's one created by Rockett6 for the
Check out this presentation from a library media specialist at Archer Lodge Middle School in NC. She created it using statistics from last year and used it for orientation this year. She reports her audience applauded! She embedded the show on
her library media center webpage
as well...to share with teachers, parents, administrators, and the public! GREAT!
Tour the Library
Brock Elementary School Library used a slideshow converted to video on YouTube to provide a tour of the library media center for students, teachers, parents, and the world!
A Florida school library media specialist produced this video on Higher Order Thinking skills (HOTs) to introduce teachers to a collaborative
wiki for sharing HOTs ideas
in different subject areas in her middle school.
150 Online Video Tools and Resources
Peter Scott's Library Blog
100 Awesome YouTube Vids for Librarians
"Librarians should no longer be thought of as fuddy duddy types with long dusty cardigans or pince-nez dangling around their necks. These days, public librarians and academic librarians are on the cutting edge, dedicated to bringing their resources and their patrons into the 21st century with technology. Librarians are also bloggers, IT professionals, database managers, technology mavens; and these
YouTube videos and tutorials
are just for them. Watch these vodcasts and recordings to learn about new library tools, interesting literacy campaigns and outreach programs, and even hysterical videos about library stereotypes that are circulating on the Internet"
Among my favorites:
No Cookies in the Library
The Muppet Show: The Library
Having Fun Isn't Hard
Arthur's Library Card
What are your favorite YouTube, TeacherTube or AnyTube videos about libraries???
List them here with links:
This is a great video about proper book care and what students can do to keep their library books safe, by Melissa Traynom. Often times, students check out library books and aren't aware of the things that they can do to keep the books safe and how to make sure that the books are properly taken care of. I am a huge fan of teacher tube, because it is a safe way to share videos and a lot of the time, sites like youtube are blocked in public schools.
Traymon also has a really interesting video that would be helpful to librarians and students who don't understand what skills are needed to check out a library book.I think that this would be a really great video for students in elementary school, because it really zones in on skills that students who use the library need to have.
Don't miss Professor Michael Wesch's
"An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube"
- presented at the Library of Congress, June 23rd 2008.
A new format?
Read the book AND watch the movie
Other Video Tools
Upload and share creative videos
lets you add speech bubbles, annotations and urls to any online video. Share with a new URL or embed code.
lets you build video playlists and post them on your website, wiki or blog with a player.
Online TechTips offers a tutorial on how to
start and end a YouTube video
at points you determine.
Is YouTube blocked in your school or district? Joyce Valenza offers
8 ways around it
is an awesome website for our You Tube addicted students. It is essentially a cross between a time line and You Tube. Students can type in a historical (or any) event and
will create a time line of related videos (the time line is based on when the video was added not on historical relevance). You have to see it to truly appreciate the cool factor of this tool. Your technology native students will “get” this site right away.
Tufts University offers
, an animation tool for young people. SAM Animation is a (downloadable) software platform that allows the user to make stop-action movies using a USB or fire-wire real-time (i.e. web camera or webcam) and whatever props the user desires. The software is both Mac and PC compatible and free to all users willing to register. See their
gallery of animations
add YouTube videos to the Powerpoint presentations
you upload and share or embed. You can also add
links or annotations
to your YouTube videos with this tutorial.
Top 5 Essential Video Converters You Shouldn't Miss
allows you to edit a portion from a YouTube video and provides you with a link to share it.
I'm not sure if this should go under video or drawing tools....but it is a site that helps you create your own animated movie. You pick the background, sky, characters, write the dialogue, select the graphics. Different!
" Learn English (ESL/EFL) with videos from YouTube, Google Video, blip.tv, and other video hosting websites." Create quizzes based on videos (
view those others have created
and more. Note: This is designed for ESL students, but certainly can be used by all students and teachers.
Record video and audio comments about any webpage and give users a URL to access your comments.
You can use it to give feedback to students on their web, wiki or blog creations; point out features on your school library media website; send a personal recommendation of a site to a student, teacher or administrator.
offers an idea for using video to
create a flip book
of photos and some ideas for using them. The article and examples will spark some ideas for library media center use, I'm sure!
help on how to format text
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