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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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Wow has it been a crazy week! I’ve been working with another class on the Destiny Quest Book Review Project (a Destiny Quest review, an MLA Style paper (review) that includes the students’ written reviews and citations for books and pictures, and finally either a book poster or a book video trailer.)  This class is […]

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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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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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Over the last few years in my thus far 28 year old teaching career I can distinctly recall a portion of our welcome back meetings by district leaders focusing our attention on data: test scores, attendance, graduation rate, etc.  It’s just part of the nature of the education climate today. I may or may not […]

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Today I experienced my first edcamp.  It’s not a new concept, particularly to those who network online in various personalized learning communities. My friend Chris Craft had been saying for years we forward minded educators need to put something like this together. Two Rock Hill School administrators, Latoya Dixon and Michael Waiksnis, did just that. […]

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I saw this early this morning from The Principal of Change and it really struck me as I reflect over my attendance yesterday of the Upstate Technology Conference sponsored by Greenville County School District (Grenville, SC).  I love this conference as much as some other ones I attend. It has a sense of community that I don’t […]

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Our Snapshot Day

The South Carolina Association of School Librarians is sponsoring a Snapshot Day for librarians across the state to collect data. This data is used to create advocacy resources to share with decision makers.  The data is analyzed and repackaged creatively for use in any initiative. Tuesday, Dorman pulled together data for our Snapshot Day, and here is […]

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In South Carolina, teachers are annually assessed based on a “goals-based evaluation” (GBE) that we as teachers work with an assigned administrer to plan and implement as our own method of growing in our profession.  It’s kind of cool if you think about–innovative and definitely a think out of the box approach to assessing educators, […]

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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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