Top 50 Librarian Blogs

If you’re looking for some blogs to subscribe to, you’re sure to find something to interest you at this site. The blogs listed include personal blogs, collective and community blogs, library and reference blogs, fun stuff blogs and Twitter streams.


Jing – Instant Screen and Video Captures

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  • Give feedback
  • Collaborate on projects 
  • Share information

If you’re tired of repeating the same instructions again and again, then maybe a Jing audio screencast or a screen capture with text is the answer you’ve been looking for.

Jing, by TechSmith,  is an extremely easy-to-use free screencasting software which makes capturing screen shots and screen videos very simple.

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Once you have downloaded Jing, a 3-armed ‘sun’ – which you use to activate the program – will appear at the top of your screen. If you”d prefer, you can drag it to the side of your screen, and you can also set it in Preferences so that it doesn’t automatically load when you open your computer.  

Screen captures can be quickly and simply created, then you can add text, arrows and highlighting using a variey of colours and fonts.  Watch a video   to get an idea of the different ways you can use Jing, and read some examples to see how teachers have successfully used Jing in the classroom.

While Jing is free for up to 5 minutes of video capture, if you would like to make higher quality, longer videos you will have to purchase Jing Pro for $14.95/year.


25 Tools: A Toolbox for Learning Professionals 2009

Here is a great SlideShare presentation of Web 2.0 tools for teachers by Jane Hart, founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, “one of the world’s most-visited and most popular learning sites on the Web, with over 8,000 unique visitors a day.”

If you visit this site, you can go to the Directory of Learning Tools where you can access over 3,000 tools for learning – and the good thing is that over 2,300 of them are free!

Jane is currently compiling a 2009 list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning, so if you would like to share your Top 1o Favourtie Tools, click on this link


My Top 10 Favourite Tools so far:

Animoto, Cooliris, Diigo, Jing, Ning, Prezi, SlideShare, Twitter, Vodpod, VoiceThread
 (This was a difficult list to choose!)


View more presentations from Jane Hart.