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Tech Club Inspirations

May 10, 2011

Last Tuesday, Kathy Kaldenberg let me sit in on the Solon Middle School’s Tech Club. I’m working on developing something like this for my public library in the fall and wanted a chance to see hers in action before school gets out for the summer.Wow! What a great group of kids and Kathy is just fabulous! It was great to meet Kathy in person (follow her on Twitter @scsdmedia – she’s an amazing learner and sharer!). I learned lots and am definitely jazzed about the possibilities. Because teacher-librarians have access to lots of .edu accounts, etc. there will be some sites like Edmodo that we can’t take advantage of, but I still think there are a lot of things we’ll be able to do. It was great to see what the kids really enjoyed. Among their favourites were making avatars, Glogster, and Go Animate.

Here are some of the sites they’ve used throughout the year:
Avatars: Clay Yourself, M&Ms, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Grabbabeast
Go Animate
Sqworl
makebeliefscomix.com
Wolfram tones
Blabberize
Glogster
Image Chef
Wordle

Tools Kathy uses for facilitating the group and displaying their work:
Google Forms for sign in
Picasa to create slideshows and embed on website

The participating students receive ids they can use to let teachers and other students know they are qualified to help with certain programs. Nice touch.

Feel free to join my Tech Club list on Diigo where you can find these links and more. If you’ve ever run a Tech Club at your library, I’d love to hear from you.

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