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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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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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#whylib

In ’91 or so when I was finishing my first Master’s Degree in elementary Education (University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC), I was scrambling for hours that could satisfy the last course requirements. I wound up taking an elementary education math methods course of all things, and driving all the way from the lower part […]

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It’s that time…

April brings us true spring weather, National Poetry Month, National School Library Month, Poem in Your Pocket Day, and yeah, standardized testing. We are in our week of high schoolers in SC taking (hopefully) their last school wide standardized* tests. A little time to think it over While I’m serving as test administrator for a […]

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We enter the third week of our Library March Madness Tournament with expected results (at least expected for me.) Here is what was posted for our students.  I am pleased with the number of students “voting” online.  Im sure smart phones have something to do with that. Our first week we drew sixteen names from […]

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Wow has it been a crazy week! I’ve been working with another class on the Destiny Quest Book Review Project (a Destiny Quest review, an MLA Style paper (review) that includes the students’ written reviews and citations for books and pictures, and finally either a book poster or a book video trailer.)  This class is […]

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First, if you are unfamiliar with the song, take a few minutes to listen and (maybe?) enjoy the music video I found. While listening note that this is cross-posted on SCASL.net in the online version of our SCASL Media Center Messenger.   “Roar” [Verse 1] I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath […]

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Merry Christmas at DHS!!

Sometimes I share ideas with my favorite art teacher at school (Mrs. S. Eleazer), and then she amazes me with the class interpretation. She surprised me last year with some, and one of her students even won a Scholastic Art contest award with their weeded book project.  She just runs with it! Fast forward to […]

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