Showing posts with label Joyce Valenza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joyce Valenza. Show all posts

Thursday, April 19, 2012

How to Print Posters Using a Standard Printer

I often run across infographics that could be great posters to hang in a classroom if only there was an easy way to print them poster-sized. Most teachers don't have ready access to printers that can handle poster-sized paper, but do have access to standard letter-size printers. Thanks to a recent blog post by Joyce Valenza I have discovered a way that you can print posters using a standard inkjet or laser printer.

Block Posters is a web-based tool to which you can upload a high quality graphic then divide it into letter-sized chunks for printing. Print out each section and put them together on a poster board to make your own poster.

Applications for Education
If you find a great infographic like this one about our solar system that you want to display in your classroom, Block Posters could be a great tool for you to use. Want to create a giant jigsaw puzzle? Block Posters could be useful for that. Or if you have students create their own infographics that they want to display, print them out with Block Posters. Speaking of creating infographics, click here and here to learn about a couple of tools for creating infographics.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How to Cite a Tweet (MLA Style)

This has been bouncing all over the web for weeks now, but I first saw it Tweeted by Joyce Valenza so I'm going to credit her. If you've ever wondered how to cite a Tweet in your written work, the MLA now has guidelines for how to do it. You can read the guidelines here.

Applications for Education
If you're writing a paper for your own course work and need to include opinions from other educators in that paper, ask on Twitter and you might all of the opinions you need and then some. Now, thanks to the MLA, there is a defined way to cite those Tweets.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Webinars for Teacher-Librarians Tomorrow and Saturday

As I mentioned in my previous two posts, I'm in Spokane, Washington through tomorrow evening for the Washington Library Media Association's annual conference. Today, was the pre-conference day and if it's any indication of what's to come tomorrow and Saturday, it's going to be an awesome event. One of the things that WLMA is doing tomorrow and on Saturday is to live-stream some of the sessions. The sessions will be interactive for both physical and remote participants. My session on Personal Learning Networks will be streamed tomorrow. Joyce Valenza's session, "Ten Things Teacher-Librarians Must Teach" will be streamed on Saturday. There are others being streamed too. You can see the schedule here.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Nice Online Catalog of New Resources

Two of my favorite Google Certified Teachers, Joyce Valenza and Kristen Swanson, have assembled a good collection of Web 2.0 tools and guides for teachers. The collection is part of STHS Library Guides. Their new tools catalog is organized by function (wikis, podcasting, etc) and topics related to technology use in schools (media literacy, fair use, privacy).

Applications for Education
If you're the technology integration specialist or just the "techy" person that everyone goes to, the STHS Library New Tools is a good site to refer your colleagues to when they need a quick reference to learn about new tools.