Note: See also the Google Search Options subpage.
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"QR Codes Rock the Library On Your Phone," by Meredith Farkas (slide show)
Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Web-Based Polling and Survey Tools, by Richard Byrne
24 Sites to Find Certificates, Awards and Coupons, by Julie Greller
Joyce Valenza's Tools
Joyce Valenza's "Research Tools" guide links to many more innovative tools that may be used or adapted for information literacy instruction at various levels and different audiences, including: thesis generators (in the Thesis Development tab), mind-mapping tools (in the Organizing Your Project tab), digital storytelling tools and digital publishing tools (in the Communicating tab), and copyright friendly/Creative Commons Licensed Media (in the Copyright Friendly/Creative Commons tab).
Her New Tools guide provides links to a great number of useful tools, including image tools, video tools, digital storytelling, game generators, an iPad tab with information on what iPads are and links to many ideas for using them in teaching and learning.Information Literacy Portals (Recommended by Joyce Valenza)
Visualization Tools in Teaching
Some technology tools can help students visualize data and develop products that support their research.
Although a bit dated, the following items may be useful in considering use of "blended instruction" (part online and part in-person):
Grassian, Esther, et al. 2005. UCLA Information Literacy Program. Blended Instruction Course (BICo) Task Force Report.
Twigg, Carol A. 2003. "Improving Learning and Reducing Costs: New Models for Online Learning." Educause Review 43, no.1. [pdf]
More Technology Tools in Teaching
Check the comprehensive "Learning Objects" guide created by Lori Mestre (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library), with categorized links, including Quiz/Survey, Games, and Mashups and Miscellanea.
The tools below may also help learners achieve expected learning outcomes.