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The summer learning opportunities I’ve had have my brain just a whirling. SCASL’s Summer Institute (which I missed due to family travel), ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia, and DENSI2015 last week in Washington, DC have given me much to think about and how I can apply it to my own teaching and learning context.   From […]

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This article written by Karen Yi of the Sun Sentinel has been making rounds amongst my PLN.   As many knee jerk and make complaints, my response is what else is new? Testing is just a part of the school atmosphere, and like it or not, we have no control over that. We can hope that […]

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Okay, so we’ve been common “crafted.” Wow, a Library Common Craft Video. I can’t decide if I’m happy or sad that it has come to this–needing a video from Common Craft to explain what we do. And in a school setting, it is even much more complex.  But yay, at least libraries are getting represented! […]

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Day Two began with a session from none other than Super Hero Library Girl Jennifer Lagarde. Plenty of SCASL attendees had already enjoyed her preconference session the day before, and the room was filled with our Librarians wanting so much more. Her session “MacGuyver Librarianship” certainly left us all wanting more.  It was a test […]

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Being at the #SCASL15 Conference last week, I’m a little late posting it.  Here are our current Library March Madness standings.    

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I’m very excited to start this week.  It will be a LONG and enjoyable week.  You see Wednesday begins our annual SCASL conference, #SCASL2015. And what’s not to love? Just a few exciting things for me personally: Two presentations, “Flipped Libraries” and “Not Another PowerPoint: Presentation Alternatives” Project Connect  Exhibit Hall Grand Opening with Frances […]

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Why is weeding so hard!

We have decided to seriously weed our Biography section. We got a new paint job this summer, so all of our wall labels came down. Due to circumstances beyond my control (moving the styrofoam letters a couple of times by assorted summer maintenance crew) our letters were unusable to replace on the wall. But the area […]

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Move over genrefication

Watching trends in school library again, I see a new one taking root: the Learning Commons. I love this video made using Powtoon, one of our AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 2014. I never did get on that library genrefication bandwagon, though many of my friends did–and they are still riding it and […]

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As we are midway through April with our Poetry Month celebrations, I am pleasantly surprised at the participation and response from our students. I’m also reflecting over some of the benefits I have seen. Let me share some surprising perks from our Spine Poetry Activity. Perk 1: Growing stock of student created spine poems for […]

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Spin to Celebrate School Library Month

As part of our month long celebration of School Library Month, we are sponsoring a wheel of prizes. We set up in the cafeteria (across from the library) and lure students over with our colorful wheel and prizes to be won! The most popular prizes were free books and mystery QR Codes that students had […]

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