Archive for October, 2009

Sneak Preview of Discovering Game: Game Design for Librarians Available Now!

The October session of Discovering Game: Game Design for Librarians via Simmons College GSLIS Continuing Education has been CANCELED due to low enrollment. We’ll try to offer it again in March 2010 as a four-week course, which brings the price down a little; registration information will be available on the Simmons CE Workshops page.

To encourage people to sign up, and preview the course, we are offering the first week of Discovering Game for FREE! Participate by reading the article, playing the assigned game, trying the game design assignment, and sharing your thoughts on the Google discussion group, Discovering Game.

Week 1 Content is posted online at http://discoveringgame.com/?p=133, thanks for playing along!

October 25, 2009 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

MSLA: Creating and Maintaining Your Online Identity

Thanks to the Massachusetts School Library Association for inviting me to present, not once, but twice! I was thrilled to be a featured speaker this year.

Monday’s presentation focused on Creating and Maintaining Your Online Identity. Slides and links follow:

Slides:

Links:

http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29/identity

Handout: Creating an Avatar

EDIT, 10/8/09: Thanks to Lucy Clerkin, for asking about cleaning up one’s identity, and offering a workshop for students on how to delete their social networking profiles.I added the following links to the “identity” tag in my delicious bookmarks:

Point students here, first: how to lock down their Facebook profiles:
10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know
http://www.allfacebook.com/2009/02/facebook-privacy/

Deleting your Facebook Account:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16929680703

Deleting Your MySpace Profile:
http://faq.myspace.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/285

How to Delete Your LinkedIn Profile:
http://www.linkedin.com/answers/financial-markets/bond-markets/MKT_BON/19210-9089248?browseCategory=MKT_BON

How to Close Your Yahoo! Account
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/edit/changing_users/edit-23.html

Excluding Your Site from the Wayback Machine:
http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php

Google Phonebook Removal
http://www.google.com/help/pbremoval.html

Delete Your Flickr Account:
http://www.flickr.com/profile_delete.gne

Flickr Privacy & Permissions
http://www.flickr.com/account/?tab=privacy

October 5, 2009 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

MSLA: Board Games and 21st Century Literacies

Thanks to the Massachusetts School Library Association for inviting me to present, not once, but twice! I was thrilled to be a featured speaker this year.

Sunday’s presentation was on Board Games and 21st Century Literacies; slides and links follow.

Slides:

Links:

Board Games played in session – http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29/boardgamesmsla

Resources shared in session – http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29/msla09

Further Resources:

Someone asked about MATH games:

Money, Money, Money – paying for gaming resources (grant info!)

Participants may also be interested in my presentation for FAME on video games and 21 century literacies.

Finally, here is a  coupon for Game On! Gaming at the Library

gameonbook

October 4, 2009 at 11:31 pm Leave a comment

FAME: Gaming at the School Library

Thanks to the Florida Association of Media in Education for inviting me to present not one but TWO sessions at their annual conference! Thursday’s talk focused on all types of gaming in school libraries.

Continue Reading October 4, 2009 at 10:19 pm Leave a comment

FAME: Help! My School Library is Turning into an Arcade!

FAME conference

Continue Reading October 4, 2009 at 10:11 pm 1 comment


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