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Naslund, J. A. & Giustini, D. (2008). Towards School Library 2.0: An Overview of Social Software Tools for Teacher-Librarians

This article is an overview of popular web 2.0 learning tools for teacher-librarians. The authors supplement their review of social software by discussing representative examples and projects that illustrate their application in teaching and learning. The authors (both academic librarians) suggest that multimedia web tools can be transformative for student learning. In fact, key emerging technologies most likely to have an impact on teaching, learning and creative expression within learning focused organizations include those that encourage video sharing, collective intelligence and collaboration-building web spaces. In promoting these web 2.0 tools, teacher-librarians can continue to play a prominent role in their schools and raise awareness of relevant pedagogies for the iGeneration.

Subject categories: Information & communication technologies (ICTs) (9), Information literacy, informatoin processing models (10), Role issues (20)

Abstract submitted by Janice Newsum, Florida State University

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