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I read this today in Mary Woodard’s Blog The Top Shelf–essentially Dallas Public Library has created a branch in a local mall. Fantastic idea!!  All I could think is how this could be modified for the school library. I know my circ stats are not what I want them to be, despite investing a large […]

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Wow we have so many choices or professional development this week, I feel like my head is SPINNING. David Loertscher David Loertscher will be in Second Life  Tuesday at 8PM.  Read about it here! Not comfy with Second Life? Me either, but I will be there as Bentley Noel, trying desperately to appear normal and […]

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Today I did a session at our annual principal’s conference on social networking. Since the vast majority of tools like MySpace, Facebook, and even professional networks like Classroom 2.0 are blocked, I took the stance that we as educators must educate ourselves and our parents, especially in light of how issues stemming directly from student […]

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What am I?

It is funny how summer really brings out the reflective me. My husband and I were having breakfast this morning, talking about qualifications for certain jobs in the education field. The conversation steered towards what makes me qualified for a library job. Now he has a different perspective as a school administrator who is significantly […]

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There have been a bevy of posts recently in the blogosphere about PowerPoint (or maybe I should say “PowerPoint-less?”) Honestly I’m tired of reading about bad powerpoints, though I do realize many have much to learn about using this presentation tool effectively. I’m embarrassed to remember many of my own ppts as I recognize now […]

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More and more we are hearing about it, seeing it on the news, and reading about it in blogs, newspapers, and our professional journals. Students, even very young ones, carry cell phones. And the very newest phones are equipped with many tools, particularly video cameras and internet access, which in my mind is a VERY […]

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Thursday I am slated to be a “Career Day” presenter at my school. I’m sure many of you have experienced a day where students are scheduled to hear guest speakers, and this week at school we have a bevy of career exploration opportunities for our students to participate in. Today we had a slew of […]

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We R not so different

I participated in Karl Fisch’s school project where a set of classes are reading and discussing Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind. He was using MeBeam to send out the video, and asking participants internationally to join into the backchannel of conversation that would take place as we (the live audience of students and guests […]

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Principal & Interest

Back in early January my principal, Mary Clark, asked me to help her set up a blog. She wanted to explore this “blogosphere” I speak of so frequently, and she wanted to begin with her own blog first. That has finally happened, and now she is the author of her very own blog, appropriately titled […]

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technolibrary@cathyjo Hello library school students! You’re entering a great, innovative and growing possession–web 2.0 is the library wave!31 minutes ago from web inreply to cathyjo njtechteacher@cathyjo Hello from New Jersey USA near New York City – enjoy your presentation!about 1 hour ago from web in reply to cathyjo dmcordell@cathyjo Hi to you and the SLIS […]

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