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So I ran across this tweet today, and was first sucked in after clicking the link when I realized Clemson (from right here in SC) is a partner sponsor. I also took a second look when the Anderson University  is nodded as a sponsoring partner too, another SC institution, along with Indiana University of Pennsylvania and  Pennsylvania State University.   […]

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June is here and so is ALA’s Annual Conference.  This year, my first serving on AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee, is wrapping up the year’s work. June 23, 2012, 8:00-10:00AM, our committee has a featured session to announce the 2012 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning. I attended this session in 2010 at ALA, […]

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I just spent the day at our district’s summer staff development technology event. It was called “Tech Infusion” and I must say it felt like just what the name says. I was infused throughout the day with great ideas for integrating technology in a learner context–not just for students but for myself as well.  I […]

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On the school front, we’re pushing the public library’s summer reading program for teens. It sounds so cool and I love their logo so much —  i soooo want a tshirt.  Too bad I don’t qualify. I think I’ll crash their kickoff party anyway to see if I can score a shirt. After all I […]

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SCASL allowed my committee (the Information Technology Committee) to sponsor a Learning Commons at conference.  We took it upon ourselves to advertise, solicit volunteers for presentations, and make it a go. We wanted to loosely base it off the one I had seen and experienced first hand at AASL in Minneapolis, MN in October.  I […]

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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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This post was born of an idea I am tossing to my admin.  No rest for the weary. Educators everywhere in the south are preparing for the return to school, and generally that means a little professional development.  Too bad one size does not fit all in this case most of the time.  So I am pitching an idea […]

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Copied and shared from Buffy Hamilton, The Unquiet Librarian‘s original post over at her blog: “School Libraries: What Next?” Ebook Project 12JUL We are delighted to accept submissions for a collection of crowdsourced short essays on the future of school libraries from multiple perspectives, to bepublished in e-book format to coincide with Treasure Mountain and AASL in October 2011. We believe […]

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Okay I am on this panel, and I have promised to help promote. It also falls into the category of “Shameless Self Promotion.” So I shamelessly copied Doug Johnson’s original post to share via my blog. Forgive me Doug!!  You said it so well, how could I improve on it? Yeah, the answer was to […]

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Wow June is here and I am absolutely SWAMPED!!  What is on my agenda? My to do list is crazy– This week!! May Monthly Library Report (90% done) and Annual Report (60%) done.  My goal is to turn in May’s this week, and submit the Annual Report next week. June 6-8, 2011:  A district staff […]

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