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LiTTech Show #06

Welcomes and introduction:
What’s the big thing that happened this week?  Newsishness? Hurricane? Library news?

Indiana Library Federation Conference
Unshelved says there’s an epidemic of bacon as bookmarks.
unshelved.com

OWS Library destroyed:
http://peopleslibrary.wordpress.com/
The UPS Store
Re: Occupy Wall Street
Attn: The People's Library
118A Fulton St. #205
New York, NY 10038



Item #1:
Online tutorials
Free Tools:
Slideshare (http://www.slideshare.net) (Pro version gives you more options)
Prezi (http://www.prezi.com)
Jing (http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html)
Screencast-O-Matic (http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/)
Web-based file converter: http://www.convertfiles.com/
and Zamzar (http://www.zamzar.com)

Paid Tools:
Jing Pro (http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html)
Camtasia (http://www.techsmith.com/Camtasia)
Captivate (http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate.html)

Prezi tips:
Don’t make your audience motion sick.
Movement is semantic.  We (western society) are used to progress being from left to right.
You can treat a prezi as a glorified slide deck or use it more like a mind map.

Check out Maria Andersen’s prezis for an innovative use of the tool (example - http://prezi.com/gsoot_1arnmk/future-proof-your-education/)

Social Studies using them as a way to illustrate history.

Slide deck vs. screencast
Slide deck - better for concept instruction (subject headings, research process, etc.)
Screencast - process instruction (how to export to RefWorks from PubMed, etc.)

How to create a good slide deck/screencast
Be concise.  Too many words on a slide loses the audience’s attention.  Same goes for too long of a screencast.
If doing a screencast, plan out what you want to click on and say.
Start with a visually-interesting opening slide/screen.
Have a color scheme/theme.
Don’t use more than two fonts.
Will you be narrating?  This will tell you whether the slides need to be able to standalone or serve as a support.
Brand your materials!

creativecommons.org

More help on effective presentations:
Jesse Desjardins on Slideshare -
Steal this Presentation! (http://www.slideshare.net/jessedee/steal-this-presentation-5038209)
You Suck at Powerpoint (http://www.slideshare.net/jessedee/you-suck-at-powerpoint)




Item #2:
Hybrid courses
Embed yourself! Course management software (Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, etc.)
Workshops in person - don’t be afraid of evenings and weekends. Be sure to make handouts.
Online options

Wimba Classroom (http://www.wimba.com/products/wimba_classroom)

Oovoo (http://www.oovoo.com/home.aspx)

Have an IM account

Meebo (http://www.meebo.com/)

Blackboard IM (http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Collaborate/Services/On-Demand-Learning-Center/Enterprise-Instant-Messaging.aspx)


Ellumniate Blackboard: Webinar software

Idaho students will be required to take 2 credits online in order to graduate:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/04/idaho-online-class-requir_n_1076119.html


Emails:
From Kerry Kitka re: citation tools.
EasyBib.com

Final Segment:

What are we reading?
Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Large Print (an Unshelved collection) - Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes
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Looking ahead:
Next week: Teaching teachers info lit while in undergrad.

Emily Thompson emiathom@gmail.com @librarianofdoom librarianofdoom.com
Adrienne Matteson queenaddie@gmail.com @queenaddie
Abby Bedford abby.e.bedford@gmail.com @abby_elizabeth abbybedford.com


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littech@edreach.us


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