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Doug Johnson has challenged us to give our reasons why your school’s tech should be turned over to librarians.  Many see it as an impossible challenge. Others see the acknowledgment as an affirmation.  Why not consider it a road map? Here are my thoughts: Doug’s #1. A healthy attitude toward technology. The LMS considers and […]

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“I’m Reading a Book”

I floated this out to my English Department recently, but it keeps reoccurring in my various PLN avenues, so I thought I’d share it here to make sure those who stop by or venture in through their reader can see/hear it too. CUTE! Here area  couple of teachers who shared their student reactions with me. […]

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SCASL Webinar Thursday, Jan. 20

Okay last night we (the SCASL IT Committee, under the leadership of Chair Heather Loy) held another playground session in Opal (our webinar/conferencing service) and had a number of folks drop in.  We are now ready to begin offering some webinars, and our very first one is scheduled for this Thursday, January 20, 2011. Please […]

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photo © 2006 Tod Baker | more info (via: Wylio)There is another webinar playground  for Opal (the webinar service SCASL is providing) tonight at 7PM. There was one Monday afternoon this week at 4:00PM that was attended by very few–me included.  I could not get in because I use a Mac computer.  But my friend […]

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Change is hard for some

When I think of my topic here today, I am reminded that change is hard.  Each time a software package has updated to a newer version, I have lamented how I liked the old one fine!!  Things are moved around.  Actions cause new unexpected actions. I can’t find the menus or tricks I used to […]

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Okay so it is hard to process all that took place at the School Library Journal Leadership Summit from this weekend.  It may take a series of days before this actually gets posted.  I arrived Thursday afternoon, and promptly went to eat a late lunch/early supper right across the street at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Rib […]

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A social studies teacher and we in the library sat down to come up with an interesting way to get the kids to learn of the notable figures of the Civil War era.  We came up with the idea that groups would research figures and create a “Facebook” page on a poster board–yes, we went […]

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K12 Online 10 Flyer

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Recently the International Society for Technology Educators (ISTE) Special Interest Group for Media Specialists (SIGMS) brought some forward minded thinkers together to create another supporting document that increases resources in the school librarian’s advocacy toolkit. Working together, Joyce Valenza, Ernie Cox, Doug Johnson, Keisa Williams, and Wendy Stephens produced a supporting document for librarians to […]

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From Zen to KMN to Interact

Yesterday I had the honor of giving a keynote presentation at the Minnesota Educational Media Association’s final day of their annual conference.  What a joyful experience.  When I was asked I did not know for sure how I would approach it.  I pondered my current status as a media specialist school librarian and where my […]

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