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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I conducted an INFORMAL SC School Library Technology Survey yesterday. Very informal, but I wanted to mine some data so I could compare my school’s library to others. I have found that I’m not so great with validity and reliability either. :( As I analyzed I found issues where I needed to be clearer in my survey. […]
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 […]
I have a couple of things bugging me and I figure here is the place to get it aired out! Maybe you can advise me, or in the least appease me while I rant. It’s been a while since I complained. So here is rant number one. Maybe I will feel appeased after just one. […]
Bringing together new voices along with veterans, here is a collaborative work that will inspire teacher librarians everywhere!! Buffy Hamilton and Kristin Fontichiaro solicited contributions in an effective crowdsourcing manner to pull off a superior text worthy of any shelf! Looking for inspiration or professional development form a text? Look no further. This all in one collaboration […]
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 […]
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 […]