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Spine Poetry, Digital Style

After seeing how Andy Plemmons (a Georgia school librarian in my professional learning community) used Tellagami with his Spine Poetry activity, I shared it with A teacher of World Lit classes. Her classes were visiting the library to create Spine Poems. Since these students are from a high school World Lit class, their task was to […]

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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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I have been seriously considering this Follett Challenge each year that it has been out, and this year I even have ideas swimming around in my head ready to spill out into a video and an application!  I’ll keep you posted on my progress. A lot of my ideas actually happen next week, so I’m […]

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SC Voices to Inspire

I can’t speak loudly enough of the power of connected learning.  As Connected Educator month continues, I thought about what inspirational voices come from local flavor (the South Carolina variety.)  You will find these amidst all the other feeds I subscribe to in my current reader of choice, Feedly.  And actually I was asked by […]

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Here’s another great idea for a library display that goes along with March…or rather March Madness.  I swiped it from a librarian friend of mine, Susan R. Meyers who works in a neighboring district high school. Of course she credits her intern for the concept.  So go on over and read and see their set […]

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Can’t wait for this: So hopefully I’ll see you there. Read more details here.  Just in case you didin’t already know, my Twitter handle is CathyJo.  I will follow librarians, just so ya know. Is Twitter really worth my time? Many of my friends scoff at Twitter as a helpful program for Professional Development. Often […]

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So I’ve been dabbling in the stacks again, pulling old, outdated books. At one point in February, my colibrarian and I had five carts full to overflowing with weeds. Meanwhile I had been exploring Pinterest and a collection of pins done by my dear friend Diane Cordell. I kept finding these sites or pics and sharing […]

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Once a month we’ve been doing a PD spin off from the ISTE SIGMS series One Tool at a Time with teachers at our school. It’s all volunteer and done during planning periods. Some have opted to count it as their GBE (goals-based evaluation) where teachers set goals, work towards the goals, and then are […]

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I’m not sure if this will be a post in praise of books, authors, local bookstores or friends! It has a little of all. You see it all started like this: Not sure if this has been posted, but author Cassandra Clare(the Immortals and Infernal Devices series) will be at the Hangar at the Runway Cafe in Greenville, […]

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A friend of mine pointed me to an article, one of many I’ve read over the last few days as the media and Americans everywhere commemorate the tragedies of September 11, 2001, vowing “we will never forget!”  This is just one fo several I read: After Sept. 11, A ‘Missed Opportunity’ For America by NPR STAFF I think what he says […]

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