If you have not seen Joyce Valenza in action you have missed an opportunity to see a walking search engine, who has a passion for helping students research, find the right book, and to put their knowledge to use. She must never sleep. She has a website, The Never Ending Search, that investigates new, fairly new, and old sites that are of great use to students and teachers alike. Then mosey over to her library’s wiki, Springfield Library, where she has sites, blogs, apps, etc., all nicely organized for us. So many resources that you will never need another place to look.
Joyce is blends technology into embedded lessons, guides students in investigating new resources and guides them in ways to use their information. If you have a chance to see her at a conference leap at it.