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“Feeling Busy and actually Delivering Value are two separate things.”

16 May

1. Why school librarians need to be goal setters http://wegrowmedia.com/are-you-drowning-in-social-media-busywork/
“And this is why I have become such a believer in setting goals for each day, each week, each month, each year. This is why I set expectations & deadlines with others, so I have to be accountable for delivering value, not just feeling busy.

This is why measurement is so important. How analytics, research and feedback determine whether the work was effective, not just if it was done.

With so many communication streams coming into our lives each day, it’s so easy to say “I replied to 40 customer queries.” But the harder question to answer is: what was the affect? What did you build?

Be sure that you don’t get caught up in the echo chamber of the web – that you build something unique and original – a body of work, not just a reaction.”
2. Making e-Books for e-Learning on i-Pads http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/ebook_elearning_ipad/
Apple sets local iPad launch date and prices http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/tablets/apple-sets-local-ipad-launch-date-and-prices-20100507-ujxd.html
Build your own custom ebooks on the web! http://www.ereadups.com/
EBL provides ebooks to academic and research, government and corporate libraries- pay per view http://www.eblib.com/
Verizon- new e- reader http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/books/blog/2010/05/google_verizon_tablet_is_lates.html
How larger font impacts on literacy http://www.ereadia.com/research/How_Larger_Font_Size_Affects_Reading.pdf
Large print and reading independence http://www.galeschools.com/pdf/BenefitsofLargePrint.pdf
Resources from edna on ebooks http://www.groups.edna.edu.au/course/view.php?id=2497
3. Great Visual literacy presentation – TED Jesse Brown – bitstrips – also talks about writing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpCiH_aBlLQ&feature=player_embedded Make your own comics http://www.bitstrips.com/landing
4. Kerrie Smith – 21st century skills http://blogs.educationau.edu.au/ksmith/2010/04/27/enhancing-teaching-learning-with-web-20/
5. Reluctant readers books http://www.orcabook.com/showproducts.cfm?Step=1&FullCat=44
6. “Awesome Ideas For Using Google Search Story Creator In The classroom” http://www.teachertracks.com/2010/04/5-awesome-ideas-for-using-google-search
.html

7. Reading list for youth http://bccb.lis.illinois.edu/gb2/index.html annotated
8. Facebook for youth – security 3 rules http://www.commonsensemedia.org/3-rules-facebook-privacy?utm_source=newsletter05.013.10&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=feature1
9. Adobe 9 Reading aloud http://iconlogic.blogs.com/weblog/2009/07/acrobat-9-can-you-read-me-a-story.html and http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p=886
10. To Kill A Mockingbird http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-big-read-celebrity-readings/id305785465 To Kill A Mockingbird pdf summary http://www.litcharts.com/files/pdf/printer/tokillamockingbird-LitChart.pdf http://photo.goodreads.com/documents/1239291793books/2660.pdf not sure about these…
11. PowerPoint 2007 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zDoa3H5TUsb and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdig4XLUpFE general http://www.library.kent.edu/files/SMS_Powerpoint_with_Multimedia.pdf
12. Book trailers –lo fi- http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/buzzpr/the_lofi_approach_to_blockbuster_superhero_trailers_88276.asp
Blog http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/book_trailer/how_will_your_book_trailer_upend_readers_expectations_124588.asp
Learning place http://www.learningplace.com.au/deliver/content.asp?pid=41987
How to make a book trailer on prezi http://leecountybooktrailers.wikispaces.com/How+to+make+a+book+trailer
Book trailer resources – free http://creteteens.wordpress.com/book-trailers/book-trailer-resources/
Great presentations on powerpoint http://blog.duarte.com/2010/01/5-ways-to-make-powerpoint-sing-and-dance/ Concise instructions http://canblog.typepad.com/canbookmarketing/2007/02/make_a_book_tra.html
13. Database locations http://www.library.uq.edu.au/schools/cyberdbases.html
ERA http://www2.curriculum.edu.au/scis/connections/electronic_resources_australia__school_libraries.html Through State Library QLD http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/find/articles
School Library examples of databases
Brigidine http://www.brigidine.qld.edu.au/library/databases.asp
Mt Alvernia http://www.mta.qld.edu.au/OnlineLibrary.htm
14. Very fun – Maths – Dan Meyer- http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_meyer_math_curriculum_makeover.html “I teach high school math. I sell a product to a market that doesn’t want it, but is forced by law to buy it.” http://blog.mrmeyer.com/

 
1 Comment

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to ““Feeling Busy and actually Delivering Value are two separate things.”

  1. Kate DuBois

    May 16, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Well, you delivered value to me in the first link you posted about librarians needing to be goal setters. True for everyone. I know it but do I do it consistently? Making sure I end my day with the outcomes I achieved as opposed to the number of activities always creates more of what we want. Excellent tips, thank you.

    Here’s another tip: a great book on the 7 keys to work-life balance — Your Work, Your Life…Your Way by Julie Cohen. Key #3 is manage your day efficiently — ie. create value for yourself and your customers, clients, and family.

     

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