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1 Twitter, Web Comics, and Other Magical Sites Diana Maliszewski Manitoba Libraries Conference 2012

2 What tricks do you already know? Open the envelope Sort the items into 4 categories based on familiarity: I have no clue what this is & never heard of it I have heard of this but never used it I have used this a few times I have used this a lot Choose one you want to learn about the most

3 Abracadabra - Twitter - micro-blogging character limit - use for personal, self-directed PD - use for library / school event promotion - student book reviews, summaries, etc.

4 Twitter example

5 Hocus Pocus - Bitstrips - comic creation tool - saves “in the cloud” - moderated environment - can be tied to any subject or project

6 Bitstrips example

7 Bitstrips video

8 Alakazam - Prezi -online alternative to Powerpoint - non-linear layout, collaborative - uses both for process and product - can be downloaded for offline use

9 Prezi example 6x6 ways in 60 seconds to use Prezi for student learning

10 Razzamataz - Glogster - multimedia posters - samples online - easy to share

11 Glogster example

12 Open Sesame - Audacity -digital recording software - can make podcasts, audio journals, - rehearse speeches

13 Audacity example Speaker’s Corner Media Assignment by Joyce Definition of Media for Primary Students

14 Presto Changeo - Voki - interactive avatar - multiple methods for recording - variety of characters to use

15 Voki example

16 Expeliarmus - Pivot - stick figure animation tool - easy to use (even kindies) - can explore any theme/topic

17 Pivot example

18 Lumos - Wordle - word cloud - great for title pages, analysis

19 Wordle example

20 Expecto Patronum - Popplet - similar to Pinterest - another presentation option - in Beta right now, for ages combines visuals, text, etc.

21 Popplet example

22 Levioso – PB Works -collaborative work space -no need for student accounts to use - accessible at home, Mac or PC - sky’s the limit for topics

23 PB Works (Wiki) example

24 More wiki examples

25 Even more wiki examples

26 When the magic won’t work At the 3:50 mark, the show begins At the 4:42 mark, we can relate! Contact Diana via or her wiki –


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