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Category Archive for 'Teaching Tools'

Have you ever wanted to breathe new life into boring, traditional assignments? Animoto and Wordle, both 2009 recipients of the BWTL, are favorite go-to ideas when I’m brainstorming with teachers for new projects. Often they are unaware of the programs, or worse, aware but don’t see the tie-in to their curriculum content. As teacher librarians […]

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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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SC Edtech was last week, and I’m still trying to process all my thoughts. Eventually those thoughts will make their way here, but at the request of librarian friend Kristine Anderson, I’m going to tell about Discovery Education Network.  I can’t really do that without first talking about SCETV and StreamlineSC.  So this is going […]

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Once a month we’ve been doing a PD spin off from the ISTE SIGMS series One Tool at a Time with teachers at our school. It’s all volunteer and done during planning periods. Some have opted to count it as their GBE (goals-based evaluation) where teachers set goals, work towards the goals, and then are […]

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Biggest Loser?

I have been so disappointed in publishers who are pulling ebook content from library users who want to borrow.  The list it seems is getting longer and longer: Simon & Schuster MacMillan Penguin Brilliance Audio Hatchette Group (Thanks Sarah Houghton, aka Librarian in Black, for this list. And no people, I will not give these […]

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Today my colibrarian and I lead a staff development each block for any interested teachers. We have been doing this since October, and we call the opportunities “One Tool at a Time.” Yes, I swiped borrowed the name from the ISTE SIGMS webinar series called “One Tool at a Time.”  When I send out emails […]

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photo © 2010 Abby | more info (via: Wylio)It’s research paper time in the library, but today the un-paper research project was born.  I have an English teacher who lamented that a college prep high school English class of hers was extremely varied in abilities and interest in her class, and she was trying to […]

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photo © 2009 Ryan Stanton | more info (via: Wylio) “Turn around and face the front of the room.” How many times has that been heard in a typical classroom? Tonight I shared a link in my Facebook network  from my reader. Lisa Neilson of The Innovative Educator blogged about Interactive White Boards (IWB) and […]

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