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Regional Breakfast Day three began with the Regional Breakfast. It was great to see these librarians face to face and to thank them for their hard work acting as a liaison for SCASL Leadership. We enjoyed a myriad of discussion topics while eating, and I even have encouragement from the group to take my Library […]

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Day Two began with a session from none other than Super Hero Library Girl Jennifer Lagarde. Plenty of SCASL attendees had already enjoyed her preconference session the day before, and the room was filled with our Librarians wanting so much more. Her session “MacGuyver Librarianship” certainly left us all wanting more.  It was a test […]

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I arrived sometime around 11:00 AM with a ton of baggage! You see, not only did I have to set up in the “Committee Exploratorium” for Regional Network, I also had to set up a poster session table to showcase weeded book art projects. I was disheartened to learn I’d left at home the center […]

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Our annual library conference held in Columbia, SC was one of the most memorable in years.  Ten or so years ago there was no doubt that our conference drew upwards of 1200 attendees. In recent years though, with the downward turn of the economy and schools tightening their wallets, fewer of our librarians have come. […]

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I’m very excited to start this week.  It will be a LONG and enjoyable week.  You see Wednesday begins our annual SCASL conference, #SCASL2015. And what’s not to love? Just a few exciting things for me personally: Two presentations, “Flipped Libraries” and “Not Another PowerPoint: Presentation Alternatives” Project Connect  Exhibit Hall Grand Opening with Frances […]

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My district implemented a Learning Management System. Even though we are a Google Apps for Education district, we opted to go a different way than the Google Classroom. This decision was not made lightly. Why a learning management system? These are a few of my own understandings, though I’m sure at the table where the […]

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Just sharing that I did successfully renew my National Board certification. Mine is in Library Media. What is the key? The key in my opinion is reflective practice. I think often that blogging gives me a lot of practice in reflection. Since I’ve been blogging here going on eight years, I reckon I had enough […]

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Our school is in training to use a learning management system, ItsLearning. The training is being “delivered” flipped right through the platform. The pros of delivering the training this way are numerous. Two standouts for me are: Teachers can essentially work at their own pace Teachers experience what their students might experience, which gives them […]

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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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