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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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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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Today our library participated in a South Carolina Association of School Librarians’ Snapshot Day.  This is an effort to capture the essence of what happens in a library on a single day.  Here are the numbers we crunched, but this does not show everything.  I spent time visiting two classes today to introduce and go […]

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