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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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!!
Joyce Valenza freely shares so much, I want to officially dub her the Wizard of Apps–though she is more like a Princess or Queen. Sure wish I could have been at BLC10 in person for this one: Wizard of Apps revised View more presentations from joycevalenza.
I’m excited and honored to once again make this short list of “25 EdTech Leaders to Follow” in a presentation at Alan November’s Building Learning Communities. Before I get my head all fluffed up (ego is a wonderful thing) let me clarify that the list is of 25 to follow who ARE NOT in attendance [...]
I’m a big fan of using online videos in my presentations, but I’ve found that I talk way too much (mostly “um’s”) and have a tendency to run short on time. But when I’ve selected a video to include, I usually allow the whole thing to play, or at least play through a certain point [...]
Some of you, like me, may have opted for other conferences. Others, often like me, could not afford the cost to travel, lodge, and attend ISTE 2010. Don’t lament your losses (which I’m sure were significant, mine included.) ISTE organizers have a vision that includes whetting the appetite to attend the next annual conference in [...]
“Librarians Nurture Students’ Passions.” At least so says Arne Duncan. Librarians Nurture Students’ Passions – ED.gov Blog via kwout
It’s that time of year when we read a lot of reflections on conferences we have attended this summer. I’ve posted my own, and I’ve read several others as well–notably Heather Loy’s, Fran Bullington’s, Diane Cordell’s, Buffy Hamilton’s, Joyce Valenza’s, and Will Richardson’s. Since this year I opted for ALA instead of ISTE, I was [...]
Yes this year I opted for ALA instead of ISTE. My mind is at a tug-a-war as to whether or not I made the right decision. I chose to go to ALA strictly for the opportunity to network with another side of my PLN, a side that I mostly interact with in Facebook of all [...]
Tony Vincent just shared this in my Twitter feed and I had to laugh: 12 Page eBook – A New Way To Lecture: Using Web 2.0 to Create Interactive Lectures http://tonyv.me/newlec. Recently I had a conversations with Chris Craft about what I really dislike in presentations–>sit and get. He challenged me to think of ways [...]