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 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.
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.
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.
The columns and notes can be moved around 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.