Did you miss any of Joyce Valenza’s posts over the summer? The teacher librarian and tech maven has been busy during the break, exploring some interesting new updates and brand-new platforms on her School Library Journal blog NeverEndingSearch.
Curation interface MentorMob and Meograph, a new 4-D storytelling software (look for a review by SLJ columnist Jeff Hastings in September), are among the tools Valenza’s examined, all in the context of the potential relevance to her students and teaching at Springfield Township (PA) High School.
Of particular interest: Google’s online tutorials on better searching. Daniel Russell, a senior research scientist at Google, demonstrates some useful new techniques to share with both students and teachers. So take a look, if you haven’t seen.
Catch up on the rest of Valenza’s posts here:
The Google universe:
Learning networks (professional development):
Information and digital literacy:
School library as maker space: