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The Wikipedia Library/1Lib1Ref 2018

From January 15th - to February 3rd, Wikipedia is hosting the Wikipedia Library/1Lib1Ref initiative where they hope to have every librarian possible worldwide (yup worldwide!), contribute one, just one reference in order to make Wikipedia a reliable resource for everyone. In this day and age of misinformation, what a wonderful [...]

Coding Demystified

I’ve been collecting resources about coding for the clueless for some time now and thought it might be a good moment to share as the annual Hour of Code Campaign is held in December. Here goes… The ever resource-full, free, and archived-watch-at-your-convenience EdWeb has an upcoming Webinar entitled: Now I [...]

Another New QSLiN Hangout: PCHS Listening to Students and Meeting Needs for Technology

In this video, Caroll-Ann Steele, Documentation Technician, Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School, Lester B. Pearson School Board, describes how she approached students at every grade level to find out what services they hoped for in the school’s refurbished library learning commons.  As a result of her informal surveys, laptops, desktop computers [...]

New QSLiN Library Hangout – Macdonald High School Library: Going Digital

This short video is long on ideas for making a library, which was built at the beginning of the 20th century, a digitally friendly centre. Maria Cavaiuolo, Documentation Technician, at Macdonald High School in Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec (Lester B. Pearson School Board) shows how this bring-your-own-device school makes it easy for [...]

Google’s New Image Search and Saved Image Search Feature

Save by GotCredit, cc Attribution 2.0 Google has a new feature that allows you to save images when you are logged into your Google account.  The procedure is very simple: When searching for images, no matter what browser you’re using, go to www.images.google.com Check the upper right hand corner of [...]

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Resources from the 2016 Library Symposium Sessions

Hello, Are you looking for the presentations or list of resources from the various sessions at the 2016 Library Symposium? Well, here is the full list of links to help you out! Gwyneth Jones    The links for all three of the presentations by Gwyneth Jones's can be found on [...]

One More edWeb Webinar for February’s Professional Development Corner

Curation, Revisited: Aggregating Resources in 2016            Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian, New Canaan High School, CT Information enthusiasts have been talking about how to best curate resources for some time, but the tools for curation keep [...]

10 Must Have iPad Apps for Librarians ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

These interesting suggestions from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning range from citation tools, to writing tools and collation tools. 10 Must Have iPad Apps for Librarians       Photo Source: Twenty Days | LBPSB Library Resources

The Interesting Stuff That’s Out There: Online conference, free kids’ news source and more!

Over the summer and at the beginning of the school year, many of us just can't walk away from the library world when we're on vacation. As we sit down to morning coffee, we might see websites, articles and blog posts that we think might be of interest to others. [...]

Free Technology for Teachers Suggests 5 Good Ways to Send Text Notifications to Students & Parents

Source: Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Ways to Send Text & Push Notifications to Students & Parents - A Handout This isn't the first time that I've posted a link to Richard Byrne's wonderful blog, Free Technology for Teachers. It's one of my favourite sources for finding free online [...]