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Move over genrefication

Watching trends in school library again, I see a new one taking root: the Learning Commons. I love this video made using Powtoon, one of our AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 2014. I never did get on that library genrefication bandwagon, though many of my friends did–and they are still riding it and […]

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Fruits of Labor

Our “Friends of the Library” book sale began Thursday, May 1, and has been available everyday all day, and will remain so until the last day of school. We have not seen huge numbers or sales, but we are having some. Since we are required to purchase books with the proceeds, and we can’t turn […]

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

We’ve never done this before, but we heavily weeded our fiction section midwinter, and had plenty of books to do something with, books that are really in good shape. See, we have a lot of duplicate copies, so our first wave of weeding was to reduce duplicate copies for books that no longer have good […]

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April is busy aplenty

So I kick off my spring break this evening, reflecting over our library’s plans to celebrate Poetry Month and School Library Month. Dorman’s Planned April Poetry Month Activities: Spine Poetry – Students may use library books to create spine poems. We will take a picture and display them in the library. Chalk Poems – Students […]

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School Library Month planning

Yesterday I shared our April 2014 Poetry Month plans, so today I want to share how we will celebrate National School Library Month.  Half of our month is or will be gone due to our statewide standardized testing for high schools going on this month (actually this entire week.) Next week is stolen earned for […]

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It’s that time…

April brings us true spring weather, National Poetry Month, National School Library Month, Poem in Your Pocket Day, and yeah, standardized testing. We are in our week of high schoolers in SC taking (hopefully) their last school wide standardized* tests. A little time to think it over While I’m serving as test administrator for a […]

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It’s championship week in the library.  Our kids are really buzzing over the finale of our 2014 Library Book March Madness Tournament.  There was a close election (between Hunger Games Trilogy and The Fault in our Stars) for one of our finalists, and I SO wanted The fault in Our Stars to win. Alas, it […]

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There is quite a buzz in school library land regarding the massive librarian cuts to the Philadelphia School System (from 200+ school librarians down to now just around 15.) My friends  Joyce Valenza and Jennifer Lagarde have both provided us with great action items to ensure we “educate” those powers that be who are making […]

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If you missed this past Monday night the TL Cafe, here is the crowd sourced presentation with the tools shared: Here is our TEXT CHAT ARCHIVE PDF – EduTech_Smackdown_Chat.pdf TLCafe Webinar ARCHIVE (opens in Blackboard Collaborate)

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UnSouled by Neal Shusterman My rating: 5 of 5 stars View all my reviews   I don’t know how Neal Shusterman is so capable of churning out novels that just suck me right in!! I truly dislike sequels and series, but I now cannot WAIT for the final installment in the Unwind series (er, I […]

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