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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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Poster My Wall baby!!

Poster My Wall is a tool that allows for quickly and easily designing posters, signs, fliers and more, allowing for a variety of customizations with backgrounds, clipart, and text, while also allowing users to upload and use their own pictures.  My own high school kids have used it to complete one page posters referred to […]

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iPad-elicious!

We began allowing “in-library” checkout of the five iPads we were given Monday, and after only three days, word has gotten out. Our kids are clamoring for the chance to use them.   My Biggest Surprises: Not a single complaint from students about the inability to download apps Not a single argument about having to stay in the […]

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Whoah Yeah! @ da library!

Video tutorial for our library gang symbol! I was a part of this at AASL 2011. Thanks Tiffany whitehead for creating our video tutorial!!

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We started allowing students to checkout iPads from the library today. Sigh–still having a hard time wrapping my mind around how they can work like this, especially considering students cannot personalize or download apps. But the excitement is palpable. Today’s task as our students explored–leave a “note” using the note app on the ipad listing […]

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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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Survey Says…

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. […]

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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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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. […]

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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 […]

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