Mardy McGaw -- Info Librarian
Access to information is just the beginning. Learning how to use the resources and constructing projects to showcase your talents is the key of your life long quest for knowledge. Technology can help to open the doors to information. Web 2.0 tools enable 21st Century Students to become producers of content. Engaging students in productive reading and setting an example for reading fosters an environment for life long learning and literacy. Collaborative teaching is the most effective way to integrate the research processes with curriculum and PSSA standards. Share the knowledge!
Millersville University BS in Education with Library Science Certification K-12
Drexel University MS in Library and Information Science
Philadelphia University Certification as an Instructional Technology Specialist and
a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology
ePortfolio by Mardy McGaw for Philadelphia University
Portfolio Projects by Info Librarian
Weebly: IDT 770 ISD Instructional Design Model
Weebly: IDT 688 Networking Network Design Proposal
Weebly: IDT 688 Networking SIF Presentation
Weebly: IDT 688 Networking Smart Library
Weebly: IDT 676 Online Change RFP Innovations CES
Weebly: IDT 676 Online Change Access PA Database
Weebly: IDT 621 Technology Plan Purple Pride
Collaborative Documents with Google Drive
This is a great tool for people to share documents without the limitations of platforms or software. You only need to know a collaborators email address to share the document. They will need to create a google document account to edit the shared information. You can create a word processing, a spreadsheet, a presentation or a form. Several people can edit the document at the same time with few errors. It is a timesaver when holding meetings with a group. You can post the agenda... invite everyone and then anyone in the group can take notes or edit the notes as they are posted.
Google Docs allows you to create word processing docs, spreadsheets, forms, sites and presentations. All of these can be stored on the Google Server! You can access them from the web. Even better you can share them with friends and collaborated on the document!
Google Apps for Education
Google Apps for Education Provides a school district with options to manage users for teaching staff, administrative staff and students.
Office 365 - One Drive and Microsoft Office 2016
Collaboration and functionality combine to make this productivity tool perfect for the education setting.
Google Sites has a Wikispaces feel with widget tools and easy website creations features without HTML coding. It is easy to use and you can have a website up in a matter of minutes!!
Weebly has been my Web Development Tool of choice for several projects for my graduate work. Because it is easy to use and it is pretty. Yes I said pretty! I can make my information look sharp and attention getting. The only problem I have is the slow response time during development. But I love the results and it is FREE!
Wikis are web areas that members can view and edit. This creates online areas for collaboration. You can use a Wikispace for a website but the true beauty of a wiki is allowing others to add their thoughts, ideas and information on your page. More than a just a blog comment, your members can add content.
Infolibrarian at Wikispaces is an example of another wiki site tool.
Private Label Wikispaces
CFF at CVSD!!is my wikispaces for my project in my district and it is part or a private label wikispace for CVSD
Social bookmarking in a collaborative environment. You can highlight text on the page and add annotations to provoke discussion. Sticky notes can be placed on pages and then shared with others. Diigo adds a whole new layer to the bookmark arena. Now you can belong to groups of educators who also bookmark and share their tagged sites with others. What makes it better than Google is the search results are likely to be more relevant to my needs because of who is in my social circle... educators!!!
Making social connections. This is another social tool that can be tailored to your circle of educator friends. I have made friends and followers from around the world. I can't tell you how much this has helped connect me with other like minded persons.
Podcasting with my Kindergartener at Podbean
Citation Tools and Surveys and Rubrics OH MY...
*Easy Bib Don't waste another minute working on a Bibliography format USE EASY BIB! for MLA or APA!!
*Citation Machine or try this citation tool... Free, Always Free!
BibMe is a tool to help you fill in the blanks for your bibliography. Go ahead try it! Fast, free and fun...
*Noodle Bib Express is the free section of Noodle Tools
This video production tool enables your to upload your photos and set them to music in a Creative Commons forum. Some of the music choices are free and other have a small fee requirement. This enables creative expression while still maintaning artistic integrity.