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Archive for the ‘Web Quest’ Category

Llandrillo Library and Intro Connect students win CyMAL Information Literacy Grant

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 20, 2011

¬†Coleg¬†Llandrillo Library staff with the help of the¬†Intro Connect¬†students have won a share in a recent¬†¬†CyMAL Information Literacy grant award! While the group didn’t win the separate overall student prize, the resources¬†created were well received¬†and their winning entry will help to support other¬†Intro Connect and ILS¬†groups throughout Wales.

The short screencast entitled ‘Think Before You Click’ was created during tutorial sessions with the students and their tutors¬†while discussing e-safety and web awareness. The students shared their ideas for the¬†slides,¬†gave feedback on the draft presentations and recorded their own voice-overs for the final edit. The screencast¬†is part of a wider bi-lingual resource package with powerpoint¬†slides, handouts and a short quiz. These are now also being used on the Llandrillo E-Safety pages for the college.

Information officer S√≠ona¬†Murray said ” the students were a fantastic group to work with, very enthusiastic and full of ideas. We had a great time recording the audio tracks and deciding on the slides. The class tutors were very supportive of the whole project from the start and very generously set aside class time to enable the students to get involved.”

For more information on the project and general e-safety activities for FE, please contact siona.murray@llandrillo.ac.uk or @Llandrillolib on Twitter!

Posted in Citizenship, Current Affairs, ICT, library 2.0, Library Online, Online Learning, PGCE, Social Networking, Web Quest | Leave a Comment »

From telegrams to SMS – teachN yr studnts 2rite

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 26, 2010

The¬†Digital Ethnography group at Kansas State University highlighted the above paragraph from a reflection on teaching in 1898. How things have moved on ….. or have they?

Fast forward over 100 years and instead of telegrams, what about (SMS) text messaging, (IM) instant messaging and Twitter posts Рcan you harness these everyday technologies to get your students to think about how and what they are writing? Can they write a story synopsis, a one line review, an emergency announcement or an online advertisement?

If you want to know more, contact your library on ext.342 or library@llandrillo.ac.uk to find out more practical uses for Web 2.0 technology in the classroom.

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Share your reading online!

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 11, 2010

If you want to keep a record of what you’ve read, share your thoughts about a book, get recommendations and see what others have in their collections, then there’s a whole online community¬†waiting for you to join them.

Librarything.com – catalogue your reading matter, add tags, see who else has read the same titles, take part in author chats, find book related events locally, share views, reviews and even swop books. Very active online community. You can also see Llandrillo Library new stock as it arrives.

Shelfari.com – one of the largest social book sites, you can add boks to a virtual shelf recording what you’re reading now or what you’d like to read.¬† See what your friends are reading (find them via hotmail, gmail, yahoo or aol email accounts), find interesting¬†facts about your books¬†and even add a widget to your blog.

Visual Bookshelf on Facebook¬†(Living Social) –¬†adding this¬†app¬†to your¬†Facebook profile means you can keep track of that you’ve read, see who else has read/reviewed the same title, see¬†what you’re friends are reding and get personalised recommendations.

GurulibraryРorganise your music, games and software as well as your books on this site. You can also arrange to borrow items from other members and and add a due date, add items to your wish lists, see who else has your tastes and  join the community discussions.

Bibliophil.org -add, share, review, lend and purchase items from your wish list with this site. Fully supported searching by keywords and you can also record the value and condition of your items.

Llandrillo¬†Moodle Blog off and Read – for Llandrillo students to share, rate, review and discuss what they’re reading now!

Posted in Counter Questions, library 2.0, Library Online, Reading Group, Social Networking, Web Quest | Tagged: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Library WebQuest – What is Web 3.0?

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 24, 2010

The Library team have added a new section to the WebQuest (an online, self-paced tutorial all about Web 2.0 and its services) which covers some of the current topics surrounding Web 3.0 and new developments.

Life After Web 2.0 is broken down into bite sized pieces and you can dip in and out of the sections as you need to.

Some of the topics covered are¬†–

  • What is Web 3.0 (including semantic web, cloud computing, real time web)
  • mLearning
  • the Digital Divide

We’ve tried to cover the main topics currently being discussed about the future of the web and encourage feedback from everyone!

Posted in A Levels, FE Students, GCSE, HE Students, Library Online, Web Quest | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Twitter – most popular search term 2009!

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 30, 2009

 

While Twitter may have taken second place in Bing’s 10 most searched topics of 2009, we’ve now learned that it has become top dog in something far bigger: the entire English language.

The Global Language Monitor, which tracks language trends, has once again compiled and released its yearly list of the most popular words and phrases within the English language. In 2008, the #1 most popular word was ‚Äúchange‚ÄĚ (referring to the mantra of the top name of 2008, Barack Obama). However, Obama has been supplanted this year by the 140 character sensation that is Twitter ().

Yes, Twitter may very well be the most popular word in the English language this year.

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Web Quest – Week 8

Posted by LibeRaCe on August 4, 2008

Welcome intrepid Web 2.0 adventurers!

You did it, you have now reached Week 8! Here you’ll get to socialise and network with your fellow adventurers.

Your challeges this week:

Task 1: Find out more about Social Networking with the Quest tutorial. How would you define a social networking site? What does social networking mean in the real world? Have a look at Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. These sites provide essentially the same service, but look very different. How easy was it to find personal information about strangers? Why was this and what can you do to protect your identity?

Task 2: Set up a Facebook account and join a group. The Library staff will be using a Facebook group to communicate – have you received your invitation yet? See the LRC del.ici.ous/llandrillo_library for links to staying safe online (under Citizenship and ICT categories and the be_safe_online tag).

Don’t forget, you need to record your achievements in your blog!

If you need more help, ask your colleagues by leaving a comment on this post or check out the guides on the Library Moodle page.

AND THAT’S IT – CELEBRATE!!!!!!

 

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Web Quest – Week 7

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 28, 2008

 

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Welcome intrepid Web 2.0 Adventurers!

Well done for reaching Week 7 of your quest Рthe end is in sight! This week you will explore the realms of video sharing through one of the most popular sites РYouTube.

Your Challenges this week:

Task 1: Find out more about video sharing with this Quest Tutorial. You do not need an account to explore Youtube. What features do you think are useful? There are many other sites also allowing video sharing, such as Flickr and Yahoo!Videos. But SchoolTube, TeacherTube and TeachersTV also provide an excellent platform for educational resources.

Task 2: Record a short video on a college camera, set up your own YouTube account and upload your movie. Tag it as ‘Web Quest’ so it can be viewed easily.

OR

Set up a Youtube account and find out how link it to your blog or delicious account. Did you find any informative videos you might like to share with colleagues? How could tutors use this site to engage students? Did you leave any comments on videos produced by Coleg Llandrillo students?  

Don’t forget, you need to record your achievements in your blog!

If you need more help, ask your colleagues by leaving a comment on this post or check out the guides on the Library Moodle page.

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Web Quest – Week 6

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 21, 2008

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Welcome intrepid Web 2.0 adventurers!

You have now reached Week 6, where you’ll learn about RSS feeds and how to make the most of them.

Your challenges this week:

Task 1: Learn more about RSS feeds¬†¬†and their uses with the Quest Tutorial. We will use Pageflakes.com to find¬†out more¬†RSS feeds. Learn all about Pageflakes with this video. In what ways could libraries use RSS for students? Glasgow and Loughborough are both experimenting with RSS. And don’t forget your own Library Blog (see the newsfeeds to the right of the screen?). How could tutors use RSS in a class blog?

Task 2: Have a look at your favourites menu to see if any of the bookmarked sites have their own RSS feeds. Why not set up a PageFlakes account to keep track of all the headlines? If you want to explore Pageflakes without setting up an account, leave a comment on this post and the adminisrators will give you temporary editing access.

Don’t forget, you need to record your achievements in your blog!

If you need more help, ask your colleagues by leaving a comment on this post or check out the guides on the Library Moodle page.

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Web Quest – Week 5

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 14, 2008

 

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qgwtewygw You have now reached Week 5, where you’ll¬†learn about¬†Wikis, colloaborative editing and PBwiki.

 Your challenges this week:

Task 1: Learn more about wikis with this tutorial – you have actually¬†been using a wiki every week so far! What is the main difference between a webpage and a wiki page? Learn more about wikis and their uses, including how libraries can use them with patrons. This article from O’Reilly.com is a little dated, but does¬†give a practical example of¬†using¬†a wiki for project management.

Task 2: Would you like to set up your own wiki? Learn more with the PBwiki guides in the Library Moodle pages or start your own with these shortcuts.

jhjhhjhjjjjhj¬† Don’t forget,¬†you need to record your achievements in your blog!¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

If you need more help, ask your colleagues by leaving a comment on this post or check out the guides on the Library Moodle page.
    

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Web Quest – Week 4

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 7, 2008

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Welcome intrepid Web 2.0 adventurers!

You have now reached Week 4, where you’ll¬†learn about¬†digital photosharing and Flickr.

Your challenges this week:

Task 1 : You can become more familiar with photosharing by looking at this short tutorial. Do you know how to access your digital photos to share them? Have a look at the ITW guide in the Library Moodle pages. We will use Flickr to see how photos can be shared –¬†they have¬†a useful¬†tour¬†of¬†the site.¬†Learn how to search for photos with this short video.

Task 2 : You have a choice this week – you can either set up your own free Flickr account ¬†(you will be re-directed to Yahoo) and upload some photos to it. If you do, tag them as ‘Web Quest’ so they can be viewed easily. You might like to watch this short tutorial first.

OR

Practice downloading photos onto your H:Drive using the ITW card readers. Experiment with your blog and add a picture to your reflective post for this week using the WordPress Image Gallery.

Don’t forget,¬†you need to record your achievements in your blog!

If you need more help, ask your colleagues by leaving a comment on this post or check out the guides on the Library Moodle page.

 

 

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