This year I thought we’d invest a little (more like a lot–>$6000) of our book budget into the ebook mix. After trying to figure out what the dominant player is in the fieid, we at my school decided to go with Overdrive. With our pending launch date the end of this week, I am doing [...]
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I’ve been playing with Google Chrome now since June. I must say I like the browser. I was pretty skeptical when it first came out, refusing to get on the band wagon. My favorite part of the Chrome browser experience lies in the sheer amount of desktop real estate! My url bar is also my [...]
This was a plea that came across my Facebook network tonight, and I am torn between laughing and crying. But it does feel oh so good to laugh about it, seriously. Molly Clark (from Syracuse) put it out there for herself and a friend who are taking a class (something related to Syracuse U’s Project Enable.) Some [...]
Thank you Jennifer LaGarde for creating and sharing this!! Original graphic by @jenniferlagarde. Infolinks courtesy of @scsdmedia, @dsmacdonald, @dmcordell, @jane_librarian, @NikkiDRobertson featuring School Library Media Programs from coast to coast! Infolinks created with http://thinglink.com If you cannot see it in full here, visit here.
The American Association of School Librarians released its 2011 list of the 25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning recently. This list provides several topical areas, topics naturally aligned to the AASL standards, as well as a brief description of the tools themselves along with links. While the list is targeted at school librarians, the list is most certainly [...]
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 [...]
Too early to plan? (not for me….) Teen Read Week is always a week where we can find “fun” ways to celebrate reading or teens and their interests. Striking a balance can be challenging, but I do love to plan, even though it’s not until mid October. Execution of plans is always a different [...]
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 [...]
The South Carolina Association of School Librarians hosted a month long event for our School Library Snapshot Day. The advocacy committee worked diligently to plan the event, finally deciding that to meet the widely varying schedules of our schools, it was best to allow each school librarian the flexibility to choose a single day in [...]
photo © 2010 Abby | more info (via: Wylio)It’s research paper time in the library, but today the un-paper research project was born. I have an English teacher who lamented that a college prep high school English class of hers was extremely varied in abilities and interest in her class, and she was trying to [...]