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In Good Company!

Happy to say I’m in some very good company here with MANY friends. I’m honored to be there with my friends, especially SC friend and SCASL Board member Tamara Cox, author of the Eliterate Librarian!!  Thanks for alerting me via Twitter Tamara!  And thanksalso to  TeacherCertifiactionDegrees.com for selecting my blog in the top fifty blogs for […]

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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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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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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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K12OnlineConference2011 Copied form the original post: The 2011 K-12 Online Conference theme is “Purposeful Play,” and this year our conference will be entirely asynchronous. This means we will not have any “live events,” but all presentations will be posted online for participants to view and comment on days and at times of their choosing. As […]

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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 […]

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It is with utter shock that I have read this article about Los Angeles teacher librarians essentially being put on trial to prove they are qualified as teachers. The byline from the article reads: If state education cuts are drastic, the librarians’ only chance of keeping a paycheck is to prove they’re qualified to be […]

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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 […]

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The Read, Write, Web site announced the demise of the Flip camera and its software yesterday. I heard about it from several sources, particularly in my reader and via Twitter yesterday.  My friend John Woodring blogged about it today as well. Point, Shoot, Record, Edit And let’s face it, we like them because they are […]

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This week a little has trickled out regarding proposed budget cuts, and it seems anything related to public schools in SC is high on the chopping blocks (of course minus any initiatives that support school choice, a separate agenda by our politicians.)  It has become PAINFULLY obvious that our new governor Nikki Haley and our […]

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