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I just finished planning and preparing for a book talk I’m giving soon.  I am stunned. It’s 29 slides! This is for 5 books, mind you. I had given some thought to creating a Prezi, but opted for a PowerPoint instead.  My collaborating teacher is gearing up for a Romeo & Juliet unit, and she […]

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Last week a teacher asked if I would come to her room and give the overview of our digital library resources that are good for research. I thought this would be a great lesson for our intern, Elizabeth Graham to lead. I shared with her what I had done with this class, a STEM Humanities class […]

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I ran across this today and thought, wow, this could drive one of my “Bring Your Own Book” (aka BYOB) club meetings that come together monthly at lunch.  I know this example is tailored for elementary, but I think with a little tweaking it certainly could work for any level. Other ways to use this […]

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I received this request today–contact from my blog. I probably should have titled it something else, like: Shhh, I’m a Quiet Librarian Quiet Jobs for Quiet Librarians Unquiet vs Quiet Library Jobs Please read the request: Hello, I have a MLS and my background is in public libraries. However I am considering changing to school libraries. I […]

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Sometimes great ideas are of the simplest concepts.  This was shared with me recently, and so I asked permission to share it here on my blog.  I am so hoping to do this in my own high school library.  It was created by Jenny Cox, school librarian in the coastal area of our state,  Kensington Elementary School […]

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My friend Frank Baker posted this on our SCASL listserv recently and included a link to this article: With the increased popularity of social media have come more bullying, cheating and privacy concerns. Now, some are questioning whether schools — where students learn many lessons in morality — should include social media etiquette as part […]

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I’ve been working with a few classes these last ten days or so, showing them some “un-written” research projects.  My point to them is to try and turn their research into some really cool projects that are not only fun, but downright inspirational or creative.  Many examples shared were techy (Voicethread, videos, Glogster, etc.) But I […]

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This hit my PLN recently, and I must confess it excited me too.  My initial thought was wow–something to show the uninformed!  I also celebrated that its creator is from Winthrop University (and I am a 1986 alumni), and really close to my hometown here in the great state of South Carolina Darren Draper challenged […]

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I’m trying to plan a literacy event centered around qr codes for school.  I’m loving the ideas shared here! There are many other examples and ideas shared here!

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