Blogging in the Library


What is a blog?
Video (Blogs in Plain English)

Online "software" to use to create your blog
Google Blogger (will have "blogspot" in address)
Edublogs (filtered, can create student blogs along with teacher blogs)
Kidblog (filtered, easy to use)
WordPress (lots of features, download software, more difficult to use, but more powerful)
Lots of others

Elementary School Library examples:


Blossomwood Elementary - Huntsville
http://www.blossomwoodlibrary.edublogs.org

Holly Whitt - Walnut Grove (MCSS)
http://bookalmanac.blogspot.com

Wendy Stephens - MCSS
http://wendyontheweb.blogspot.com/

Other library blogs recommended:


http://100scopenotes.com/ (Travis Jonker)

http://mrschureads.blogspot.com/ (Jon Schumaker)

http://vanmeterlibraryvoice.blogspot.com/ (Shannon Miller, K-12 school)


Blogs for Librarians


100 Best Blogs for Librarians

Booking Through Thursday
http://btt2.wordpress.com

Booklist online (see example of Taft book trailer, books list for Oscars, etc.)
http://blog.booklistonline.com

Library Day in the Life
http://librarydayinthelife.pbworks.com/w/page/16941198/FrontPage


books:
http://childrensbookalmanac.com/ (Anita Sivley)

http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/afuse8production/ (Betsy Bird)

http://jkrbooks.typepad.com/blog/ (Jen Robinson)

http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/ (Jules Danielson, works for Kirkus but lives in Nashville, part of Kidlit group there)



American Association of School Librarians blog
http://www.aasl.ala.org/aaslblog/

App-of-the-week reviews for the Young Adult Library Services Association blog
http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/author/wsstephens/

Wendy Stephens - MCSS
http://wendyontheweb.blogspot.com/


RSS


How to follow blogs - RSS (real simple syndication)
What is RSS? (RSS in Plain English)
Readers - Google Reader


Other Blogs:

Kim Munoz
http://techmunoz.edublogs.org/

Richard Byrne from Free Technology for Teachers
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

I learn Technology
http://ilearntechnology.com/

Teachercast.net
http://www.teachercast.net/media/TeacherCastBlog

Wesley Fryer's Speed of Creativity

Techy Things Teachers Should Try


The Daring Librarian

Anita Silvey's Children's Book Almanac
offering readers great insights into new and older books.