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Over the last few days I have written about Affiliate Assembly at ALA and my favorite ALA Events. While ALA was a seriously busy conference, we did manage to squeeze a little fun in the after hours that weren’t filled with banquets and other ALA sponsored events. Every time we went somewhere we asked our […]

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We are still wrapping our head around SCASL’s recent Chicago Trip to ALA. As we reflected at the airport waiting for our flight home, we began listing the wonderful events directly from the conference that we participated in.  I’ve already shared our Affiliate Assembly events, so I’ll focus this post on sessions and the exhibit hall. The following […]

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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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