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itslearning – Teaching Made Easier from itslearning USA on Vimeo. It’s coming as a new initiative for us. I’ve been in some trainings recently, getting acclimated to the LMS coming to my district. Do I like it over Google’s Classroom? As a recent graduate of the  Google Teacher Academy (#GTAATL) and now sporting a shiny […]

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The South Carolina Association of School Librarians is accepting proposals NOW for the 2015 Annual Conference. It already sounds EXCITING!! Just get a look at the save the date card that came in the mail. Are you dismissing it? Do you avoid conference because it’s the same old stuff each year? Well STEP into your […]

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I haven’t mentioned too much about my Google Teacher Academy experience in Atlanta this summer. I am just having difficulty putting it into words. The pictures alone still do not effectively relay my experience. Maybe it’s because I had the GCTATL event, followed by ISTE’s precon event Hack Edu. and finally the ISTE conference, so […]

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Friday, March 14, 2014 SCASL kicked off the last day of conference with our 2nd General Session at 8:30AM. Senator Vincent Sheheen, representing Chesterfield, Kershaw, and Lancaster County, welcomed us to our last day of conference. The Election Results are IN! Next up we had a special announcement from Immediate Past President and Elections Committee Chair Heather […]

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SCASL Concurrent Session 2, 9:00 AM, Thursday, March 13, 2014 This time slot was reserved for the SCASL Regional Network Meeting. Regional Network Members (coordinators and contacts) are invited to this meeting, though it really is open to any attendee in hopes of having others step up and take a leadership role in SCASL. I […]

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Above in the slideshow you will find many SCASL14 pictures. There will be more added to the set in the coming days as attendees send in or add their own photos to our SCASL Flickr Set.  Some of the early ones are those that were from the conference app Guidebook. As always upon return, I am […]

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In recent days I’ve been mulling over what is the best way to present professional development for educators. As I’m scheduled this week to give an after school PD, I am reflecting on recent conversations about what is most effective. I have come to the conclusion that PD cannot be standardized, and there will always […]

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Our committee was selected for a pre-conference session for Wednesday, November 13, from 1:00-4:30PM. Presenters  from our committee included Committee Chair Heather Moorefield-Lang, Melissa Jacobs-Israel, Dr. Donna Barrata (immediate past chair), Lucy Green, and myself.  The plan was to have our introductions, followed by our participants introductions, a quick explanation of the SAMR model for […]

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This is really part two of yesterday’s post, and I will now focus on Discovery Education’s Discovery Educator Network.  How fitting that Arne Duncan named October as “Connected Educator Month,” because connecting educators is what I think of when I think Discovery Educator Network (DEN).  Since South Carolinians have access to part of the most […]

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Last week our state had our annual SC Edtech Conference in Greenville, SC, just up the road from me.  It’s a great conference that is timely, as it’s still close enough to the beginning of school to actually “try out” anything new you get from the conference. I had take-aways from every session and/or event, […]

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