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Styling Librarian: Technology Update Top Sharing Resources

How many of you have way too many resources and ideas to keep up with? How do you organize and share resources with others? Sometimes picking a simple resource and developing your skills is enough to conquer the management and tracking of too many loads of information!

I have a few “tried and true” resources along with trying out numerous new programs every week. I am starting to sort out favorite new tools over the summer and exploring which ones can fit other needs…

Also, I am presenting at a fall workshop and am sorting out what rises to the top with online tools I use…

 Here are my opinion of the top 14 tools for sharing ideas:

  1. For students – really appreciate organizing resources under different tabs and how quickly students find their resources!: Only2Clicks –
    I shared how I use Only2Clicks for students:
    Styling Librarian Online Feature Only2Clicks #edtech


  1. For students – good landing zone: Google Sites –


  1. For staff – create a group for your staff to follow!: Diigo –
    Here is my Diigo page, I log favorite research tools, online, PYP, IB, and other resources here, feel free to follow:

  1. For staff and community- I use this for community newsletters, fliers, and organized online resources for various researching units for teachers: Smore –
    I already posted about the online tool Smore:
    Styling Librarian Technology Online Feature Smore


  1. For librarian colleagues – I appreciate how easily I can organize sharing of favorite resources: Diigo and Hootsuite – and
    I already posted on Hootsuite here:
    Styling Librarian Online Resource Feature: Hootsuite
    And, I also posted on Diigo here:
    Styling Librarian: Online Resources feature: Diigo


  1. For professional development and connections to your professional learning network: Twitter –

  1. For connection to authors and literacy world in addition to friends and family: Facebook: (slowly developing: )
    Facebook page for Styling Librarian
    Facebook Page for my school library:

  1. Quickly create documents to share with others: Google Docs –

  1. I appreciate being able to share documents amongst my tools (iPad, iTouch, iPhone, MacBook Pro) Evernote –

  1. This resource is overwhelming but useful for logging popular topics you’re interested in, just be careful about daily sharing! –  Archiving and searching resources:
    PaperLi – 
    Styling Librarian Scoops:
    PaperLi StylingLibrScoops

  1. Here’s the best place to track your favorite images and videos, look out though, you can get lost and inspired simultaneously on this page: Pinterest –


  1. Here’s a quick way to share your ideas, simple and straightforward: EdCanvas –

  1. If I ever want to productively kill time? Pinterest – and

  1. Top Novels of the Year- how do you organize favorites? I love Goodreads and sort out my books easily there but here’s another option:  Here’s a glimpse of how I organize them using EdCanvas, quite easy resource to drag- videos/images/links drop, and edit notes:



15. Canva – interesting resource – Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s online and free to use.

litldebbieDebbie Alvarez is a Teacher Librarian in Hong Kong. She enjoys sharing her ideas through the blog: in addition to communicating on Twitter as @stylinlibrarian
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4 comments on “Styling Librarian: Technology Update Top Sharing Resources

  1. nelly
    July 7, 2013

    Hi, can i ask you something? You seem to know a lot about children books and illustrations. The thing is, I’m looking for children books with “scary” animal illustrations like the big bad wolf (or a fox) eating pigs (or seven kids or Red Riding hood or birds in Chicken Little) or being pictured with a fat stomach. Could be any other animal as well. I need it for my research. Any sort of help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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