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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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I am happy to report that the following from my nominations have made the voting cut for their respective Edublog 2013 shortlists: Best library / librarian blog – Nikki Robertson’s The True Adventures of a High School Librarian Best administrator blog – Doug Johnson’s Blue Skunk Blog Best Twitter Hashtag –  #TLChat Most influential blog post of the year – Angela […]

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If you missed this past Monday night the TL Cafe, here is the crowd sourced presentation with the tools shared: Here is our TEXT CHAT ARCHIVE PDF – EduTech_Smackdown_Chat.pdf TLCafe Webinar ARCHIVE (opens in Blackboard Collaborate)

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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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That’s right. I’m stepping up to the virtual mic on Tuesday, December 2, 2013 at 8PM for the 3rd annual TL Cafe (Teacher Librarian Cafe) EduTech to share the tools I used to do a recent Book Speed Dating activity. It’s open-mic night. Will you be there?? Who, What, When, Where? It’s all online of […]

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