Sunday, July 9, 2017

Follow and Add To The NEW Future Ready Librarians Resources Padlet!

This morning I saw a post on our Future Ready Librarian Facebook page that got me thinking.
Antigone Trowbridge asked...

Hey Future Ready Admins! Do we have a dedicated place to gather resources? A Pinterest or Pearltrees or Dropbox or Google Drive? We seem to want them and need them but they can be hard to find in FB.
We do have the Future Ready Librarians Resources Pinterest Board where we can collaborate and share.  

However, after seeing the conversation this morning between Antigone and other Future Ready Librarians, I realized we needed something else.  

We tossed around the ideas of using Pinterest, Google Keep, Pocket, Padlet, a Team Google Drive and other curation and organization tools.  
With the updates to Padlet in the last few months and the ability to make and organize columns within the Shelf format, I decided to start with a new Padlet to organize all of the amazing resources we are sharing and creating focused around Future Ready Librarians.  
I started by creating six columns including...

Connect with Future Ready Librarians, Future Ready Librarians Tools, Future Ready Librarians Events, Future Ready Librarians Presentations and Videos, Future Ready Librarians Articles/Posts and Future Ready Librarians Ideas and Tips. 
It will be very easy for all of us to add resources to the Padlet.  

All you have to do is find the column that your resource fits, scroll down and click on the round circle with a + inside. 
You will add a title and description to your note.

You can also add various additions to your note such as a voice message, video, image, document and attachment.  I use the attachment feature the most...this is the one in the middle with the circle and + sign.
If you have a video or link, click on attachment (circle with + sign).  You can add an URL, choose a file and even take a photo from your webcam.

For this note, I copied the Future Ready Librarians Websites and Blogs Padlet URL, pasted it in the Add an Attachment note on Padlet, clicked the arrow....
and my note was added to...
the Future Ready Librarians Ideas and Tips Column on the Padlet.  
If you want to add another column to the Future Ready Librarians Resources Padlet, please do so!

It is very easy.  You just move over to the right hand side of the Padlet and you will see another place to Add Column.  
You will name your column and click save.

The columns and notes can be moved around too.

Please start sharing on the Future Ready Librarians Padlet too.  You will find it here.
And to make it even easier, add the Padlet Extension.  It is awesome and I love sharing and saving that way.
You can also make comments on any of the notes too.  You will go to the bottom of that note, add your comment and click the little arrow or send button.  It will be added to the note, just as mine in on the one above.
In the next couple of days, I will also create a Future Ready Librarian Team Google Drive.  I will add the Padlet, Pinterest and others things to the Google Drive and invite all of you to be part of it too.

With so many amazing resources being shared, created, celebrated and curated every day, these tools will help us keep track, organize, collaborate and learn as we become the best Future Ready Librarians we can be.

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