I just want to thank those in my reader for helping me make grand plans!! I’ve been really focusing on some Teen Read Week plans already (yeah, its not until October!) but I like to start the brainstorming early. I think some of the motivation has come from book trailers being shared in my reader [...]
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Too early to plan? (not for me….) Teen Read Week is always a week where we can find “fun” ways to celebrate reading or teens and their interests. Striking a balance can be challenging, but I do love to plan, even though it’s not until mid October. Execution of plans is always a different [...]
Thank you Mark Moran for piquing my interest at the Sweet Search Booth in the Exhibit Hall at ISTE.
It is with utter shock that I have read this article about Los Angeles teacher librarians essentially being put on trial to prove they are qualified as teachers. The byline from the article reads: If state education cuts are drastic, the librarians’ only chance of keeping a paycheck is to prove they’re qualified to be [...]
I’ve been working with a few classes these last ten days or so, showing them some “un-written” research projects. My point to them is to try and turn their research into some really cool projects that are not only fun, but downright inspirational or creative. Many examples shared were techy (Voicethread, videos, Glogster, etc.) But I [...]
The Read, Write, Web site announced the demise of the Flip camera and its software yesterday. I heard about it from several sources, particularly in my reader and via Twitter yesterday. My friend John Woodring blogged about it today as well. Point, Shoot, Record, Edit And let’s face it, we like them because they are [...]
South Carolina school librarians impact the lives of their students daily. Whether working with entire classes or individuals, we enhance our students’ education. Study after study has proven the worth of effective school library programs led by certified school librarians. As of yet, South Carolina school libraries have not been featured in one of these [...]
Hold Still by Nina LaCour My rating: 4 of 5 stars The story is a touching one where we get to walk through the grieving process with Caitlin as she explores her feelings of losing her best friend in a shocking manner. Surprisingly, we get to know who Ingrid is despite her suicide having already [...]
Recently I was asked if I would consider making the trip to Washington, DC for National Library Legislative Day 2011. What a GREAT opportunity to network with library leaders nationwide, and have a (hopefully) captive audience in our congress for talking about issues that are greatly impacting school libraries. Getting the nod from my own [...]
Once before, in an effort to increase participation in summer reading, we created a short promo video for summer reading. We had animoto style the state book award nominees as part of the promo. We planned to reward students who could provide evidence of reading with a Limo ride to a neighborhood book store, a [...]