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Barring any snafus tomorrow 6PM-ish (ET) I have a group of 8 students signed up for our first participation into the SWVBC (somewhat virtual book club.) We are connecting with seven other schools from all over the US via Skype. I use Skype at home, but at school, with our filter and firewall and who […]

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Once a month we’ve been doing a PD spin off from the ISTE SIGMS series One Tool at a Time with teachers at our school. It’s all volunteer and done during planning periods. Some have opted to count it as their GBE (goals-based evaluation) where teachers set goals, work towards the goals, and then are […]

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Today my colibrarian and I lead a staff development each block for any interested teachers. We have been doing this since October, and we call the opportunities “One Tool at a Time.” Yes, I swiped borrowed the name from the ISTE SIGMS webinar series called “One Tool at a Time.”  When I send out emails […]

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Yesterday I shared Poster My Wall (postermywall.com).  I have to give credit for learning about it to Jennifer Gallman, an English teacher at my school.  She just called one day and asked me to check and make sure it was an unblocked site for students, as she wanted to use it with a class.  As […]

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In July, 2011, the AASL Board approved the Position Statement on Labeling Books with Reading Levels. If you haven’t read it, do take some time to do so.  I wrote about it over at the SCASL blog back in September, and our SCASL listserv had a pretty heated debate by those who were defending the labeling […]

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Rant two:  student ID’s. See rant 1 here. (Fictitious letter, all names and locations are anonymous.) Dear School Library Professional Guru, My colleagues and I don’t agree on the requirement of student ID’s to check out books from our high school library.  Can you guide me in how to handle this situation?  I want to […]

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DISCUS – South Carolina’s Virtual Library periodically evaluates the current and evolving needs of the three communities served: K-12, public libraries, and college/university libraries. The process is guided by the DISCUS Program Goals and Vision (pdf) to establish priorities for the selection of online library resources for statewide licensing. DISCUS funding has not been increased. The purpose of the evaluation is […]

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A friend of mine pointed me to an article, one of many I’ve read over the last few days as the media and Americans everywhere commemorate the tragedies of September 11, 2001, vowing “we will never forget!”  This is just one fo several I read: After Sept. 11, A ‘Missed Opportunity’ For America by NPR STAFF I think what he says […]

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I just want to thank those in my reader for helping me make grand plans!! I’ve been really focusing on some Teen Read Week plans already (yeah, its not until October!) but I like to start the brainstorming early.  I think some of the motivation has come from book trailers being shared in my reader […]

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I sent this in an email to staff, and shared via facebook too. This is a snippet from my reader (Jenny Lucca’s Lucacept–Intercepting the Web) about a recent Ted Talk (Formal Title — Ted: Ideas Worth Sharing). Ted is pretty much a favorite video blog, and I’m always playing catch up with it. The snippet […]

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