Joyce Valenza's panel on new tools includes tools for: reading promotion, digitall storytelling, teaching information fluency, and more:
http://aaslsmackdown.wikispaces.com/
[This was one of the most popular sessions.]


AASL’s Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning: Best Websites for Educators
Pam Berger, Laura Warren-Gross, Heather Moorefield-Lang, Linda Friel, Nancy LeCrone, Liz Deskins, Vicki Builta
Join us to learn about “AASL’s 2009 Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning.” These websites have been chosen specifically because they enhance teaching and learning in innovative and engaging ways, supporting inquiry–based learning and aligning with AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. Don’t miss this fast-moving, interactive session to learn about innovative, authoritative curriculum websites. Bring your laptops, cell phones, and other handheld devices so that you can participate with us.
See top 25 at:
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestlist/bestwebsitestop25.cfm



Engaging Kids in Research Using Web 2.0 Tools
Student research, whether it leads to a paper, multimedia presentation, or informal learning outcome, is enhanced through effective use of a research model. During this session you will review several models and apply research strategies appropriate to one model. The use of one Web 2.0 tool will be introduced and demonstrated at each level of the research process, including: Webnote, Gliffy, and Chinswing. Classroom management techniques for guiding effectiveresearch project experiences will be shared.