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Our school is in training to use a learning management system, ItsLearning. The training is being “delivered” flipped right through the platform. The pros of delivering the training this way are numerous. Two standouts for me are: Teachers can essentially work at their own pace Teachers experience what their students might experience, which gives them […]

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How can my students be productive using BYOD? This is a question frequently asked by teachers in a BYOD environment. Yes it’s a challenge to really integrate the variety of devices students bring with them. But this article featuring Google Apps really made me stop and think.   Teachers must opt in I work in […]

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I am happy to report that the following from my nominations have made the voting cut for their respective Edublog 2013 shortlists: Best library / librarian blog – Nikki Robertson’s The True Adventures of a High School Librarian Best administrator blog – Doug Johnson’s Blue Skunk Blog Best Twitter Hashtag –  #TLChat Most influential blog post of the year – Angela […]

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Time to nominate some favorites for an Eddie! I didn’t do all the categories, but it’s not required. Many of the other categories I just could not pick a single nomination. They are all good! Many of these are personal acquaintances and friends, which makes it even more special, and all are a very important […]

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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 have to confess I haven’t kept up with my feeds as much this year as years past, but I know the ones I read first when I do venture in to open it.  I also have some favorites from some of the other categories as well.  So today, I take time to make a […]

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In South Carolina, teachers are annually assessed based on a “goals-based evaluation” (GBE) that we as teachers work with an assigned administrer to plan and implement as our own method of growing in our profession.  It’s kind of cool if you think about–innovative and definitely a think out of the box approach to assessing educators, […]

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So I’m sitting here tonight listening/viewing the Alan November keynote from the SIGMS Breakfast at ISTE.  During this keynote he polled the audience to see how many were familiar with Eli Pariser, his book, and/or the Ted Talks video.  Oh my, only maybe THREE acknowledged awareness of it.  I blogged it May 8, 2011 and […]

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We are excited to share our weeded books that have been transformed into works of book art, or more aptly book sculptures. We hope to showcase them throughout the rest of the school year and hopefully even into the fall. As soon as they were set out we had a steady stream of curious students […]

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This has been a reoccurring question lately in the library, and there is no shortage of dystopian novels to read. After reading other library related blogs suggesting titles, and factoring recent ones I had read too, I decided to create a display for our students that could help them select another read as enjoyable as […]

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