Rant two: student ID’s. See rant 1 here. (Fictitious letter, all names and locations are anonymous.) Dear School Library Professional Guru, My colleagues and I don’t agree on the requirement of student ID’s to check out books from our high school library. Can you guide me in how to handle this situation? I want to […]
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Bringing together new voices along with veterans, here is a collaborative work that will inspire teacher librarians everywhere!! Buffy Hamilton and Kristin Fontichiaro solicited contributions in an effective crowdsourcing manner to pull off a superior text worthy of any shelf! Looking for inspiration or professional development form a text? Look no further. This all in one collaboration […]
This year I thought we’d invest a little (more like a lot–>$6000) of our book budget into the ebook mix. After trying to figure out what the dominant player is in the fieid, we at my school decided to go with Overdrive. With our pending launch date the end of this week, I am doing […]
A friend of mine pointed me to an article, one of many I’ve read over the last few days as the media and Americans everywhere commemorate the tragedies of September 11, 2001, vowing “we will never forget!” This is just one fo several I read: After Sept. 11, A ‘Missed Opportunity’ For America by NPR STAFF I think what he says […]
The American Association of School Librarians released its 2011 list of the 25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning recently. This list provides several topical areas, topics naturally aligned to the AASL standards, as well as a brief description of the tools themselves along with links. While the list is targeted at school librarians, the list is most certainly […]
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 […]
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 […]