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Southern belles take Minnesota

This weekend (well actually Thursday through Saturday) I attended the Minnesota Educational Media Association’s annual conference, and was slated for a Saturday morning keynote.  The best part of this surprise invitation is that my Saturday keynote would follow the true Georgian Peach, Buffy Hamilton, who opened the conference Friday with a keynote.  That’s right, two […]

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How AWESOME is this?? This was shared with me today by Heather Loy, and I am amazed at the creative juices just oozing out of these displays. Want to join? Here are the directions that were sent to me. Banned Books Week: Call for Display Photos! Will your library or bookstore sponsor an event or […]

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Banned Books Week 2010

As we celebrate Banned Books Week, I am once again looking at keeping it low key.  Not as low key as last year, as a year under the belt here has given me more confidence in promoting the issue of censorship without drawing ire from conservatives.  Some displays that have the kids (and teachers) talking […]

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There was an article today in Charleston, SC’s Post and Courier that not only shocks me, but also saddens me. Charleston’s lowest-ranked teachers | The Post and Courier, Charleston SC – News, Sports, Entertainm www.postandcourier.com You see, CCSD  used MAP Scores to identify the top teachers, opening the door for the media scrutiny to do […]

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Welcome back to school, folks!

Okay so this post is one of those “I’m feeling guilty for neglecting my blog lately” garden variety posts.  I’ve seen numerous ones in my reader just like this.  It’s been a few weeks since I wrote here too, but I have a legitimate excuse.  We have been back to school since the beginning of […]

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Be the Change!!

I’ve always considered myself a catalyst for change.  You can ask any of my friends and they will tell you how animated I get when one begins to talk nerdy to me–just ask the teacher today who casually mentioned she had used moodle in a course this summer and discovered the beauty of Delicious and […]

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Tagul Anyone?

Ive been playing with Tagul this week.  Cool app–apparently still in Beta.  I can see lots of potential!!  Learning curve is just a little steeper than the Wordle app.  And you have to register as a user.  Here is a Tagul generated word cloud of my blog!

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The last few days I have been sitting through sessions at the SCETV Technology 3-day Workshops.  I submitted a proposal to present, mainly to have an authentic opportunity to “practice” a planned presentation for early October.  (Selfish I know.)  I also co-presented with Fran Bullington and Heather Loy doing the session we did at the […]

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In recent discussions with friends, we have bemoaned the misunderstanding of what librarians do in a school. Defending one’s job is a tiring and lonesome battle, and in the midst of budget woes all around, downright fearful. In my network of friends, the discussion has been at times heated but plentiful. So what can we […]

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Spicing Up in the Library!!

Some how knowing the Old Spice Guy has become an Internet sensation and a very popular ad campaign, I sort of knew it would only be a matter of time before some savvy educator created their own spin-off!! This one is great!!

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