Everyone say wiki!

Everyone say wiki!
School librarians saying “wiki wiki”! School Library Tech Camp – Session 2 at the Rensselaerville Institute has come to an end. What a lot of territory we covered and what a lot of fun was had! (And what a lot of scrumptious food was consumed too.)

Enormous thanks to Dee Portzer (Questar III School Library System) who organized this session and Linda Fox (Capital Region School Library System) who organized the July session.

During the session everyone set up a wiki and learned how to add RSS feeds of links from their del.icio.us account. This will allow them to quickly create subject guides and pathfinders for their students that can be automatically updated with content from del.icio.us and other sources with RSS.

In both sessions, the attendees set up blogs and used them to reflect on the tools they were learning about, ideas for using the tools in schools and sharing ideas with each other.

Jill Hurst-Wahl lit up our after dinner session with a wonderful tour of Second Life. Lots of questions were answered and Jill teleported us to many new and exotic places. Thanks to Jill for transporting us to a new world and giving us all so many new ideas to ponder. Guess it’s time for me to get a new computer so I can learn to fly too!

Our final session included RSS readers, iGoogle home pages and tours of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and flickr. Thanks to my twitter friends for tweeting greetings to the class. The wiki site for the class is at: http://lib20.pbwiki.com/techcamp-home

More school library tech camps are being planned for this fall and next spring. Thanks to all of you for making it such a fun 2 days. Looking forward to seeing you all again (and looking forward to more grape popsicles – Yum!)