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Welcome to the Hanahau'oli Summer Learning Wikispace!

Here are the links to sites and projects that I talked about today! Please feel free to reuse, adapt, comment, add more links, ask questions, and PLAY. And, if you have cool tools to share, click HERE, go the to GROUP LINKS page to contribute. Email me anytime!

Have Fun!
Maia Rosen, Librarian

July 10, 2012

I am all about FREE STUFF, so I love open source, web 2.0 tools. This is a nice graphic that displays some of the ways Web 2.0 has changed the way we teach and learn.

What is Web 2.0?
The internet viewed as a medium in which interactive experience, in the form of blogs, wikis, forums, etc, plays a more important role that simply accessing information. (
(For those wanting to delve deeper, has a much longer and more detailed explanation of its origin.)

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From Spartan Guides, Joyce Valenza

BLOGGING on WIKISPACES (just like this one!)

Don't be afraid to just jump in and start creating a wiki. it's easy to learn as you go and you can keep it private until you're ready to share. I've used this for literature circle blogging, to track a child that I'm tutoring this summer, and also have access to or subscribed to wikis through conferences of talks just like Mark's.


With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install. A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.
Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies. (Voicethread Overview:

Po'e Poetry Threads

Mrs. Cabbab's group. In this thread you will first hear the student read his/her poem. You will also see and hear the teacher's comments and peers' comments.

Mrs. Armstrong's group. The next two threads are original poems and drawings read by the students.

Mrs. Wallace's group


Here are pdf files of the handouts I use for the video book trailers. Feel free to use, adapt, change, make better! But don't forget to share! We use iMovie but there are other video creation sources out there. One easy video maker is It is VERY easy to learn and to use.


Glogster is a multimedia online poster creation tool. Glogster posters, or Glogs, are a wonderful way of encouraging reading, writing, speaking and creativity using technology. Students are excited about and enjoy using this program, as it allows a lot of room for creativity. Glogster isn't perfect and can be plagued by small problems such as losing work when Glogs haven’t saved properly but Glogster EDU has alleviated many of these issues.

This Glog is for the classic book, Peter Pan

Here is another Glog for Around the World in 80 days

And this Glog was done by a younger student who was very interested in what his classmates were doing, so he made this at home about his favorite movies then proudly showed me the next day.......



If you haven't discovered this social bookmarking site yet, give it a try. It's free, easy and a great way to stay current. I subscribe to the following groups: web tools for educators, critical thinking, and web 2.0.


The library guides (libguides) at Springfield Township High School website is an INCREDIBLE virtual library developed by Joyce Valenza, librarian extraordinaire. Valenza and other librarians have gathered and organized resources on virtually any eduation related topic you can imagine. It's a great place to start if you have a topic in mind, if you'd like to learn a few things, or just want to explore. Start at the SPARTAN GUIDES to NEW TOOLS link then take some time to explore some other sections on the left side, in particular, the links for TEACHERS and TEACHER LIBRARIANS. There are also links to student projects, test prep. ESL, Research Tools, current events, and topics such as ancient Egypt and civil rights.

Here's a sneak peek at the topics you will find on just the NEW TOOLS page......
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American Association for School Librarians (AASL)

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Hanahau'oli Summer Reading Links