Dear Google, What a sucker punch! Yes, please know that it was quite a shock to read today that Google Reader will be shut down in July. This has been probably my MOST USED 2.0 tool. From the Google Blog (one of my feeds in Google Reader, no less!) You just don’t realize how many [...]
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Can’t wait for this: So hopefully I’ll see you there. Read more details here. Just in case you didin’t already know, my Twitter handle is CathyJo. I will follow librarians, just so ya know. Is Twitter really worth my time? Many of my friends scoff at Twitter as a helpful program for Professional Development. Often [...]
The iGoogle page is going to be retired! WHAT!!?? Well, yes, it’s true but we have a while. It won’t go away until November of 2013 so that’s plenty of time to begin the search for the iGoogle homepage diehards! My post will explore some options that I am familiar with. I’d love to hear [...]
In mid April one of my English teachers had her AP Lit students create propaganda pieces as a component of the novel study of George Orwell’s 1984. I blogged about it here. First impressions can be so deceiving, as though I came to the class to see them and even agreed to display them in [...]
So I’m working on some signs to put around school, and here is sign numero uno.
Are you a RIF or a VIP? Having a PLN can help! was originally published in the SCASL Media Center Messenger, Volume XLIX, No. 3 (February 2012) Cathy Jo Nelson, Teacher Librarian, NBCT Dorman High School, Spartanburg District 6 firstname.lastname@example.org Are you a RIF (reduction in force) waiting to happen? Those educators who have stopped [...]
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 [...]
I am excited to blog today about the new South Carolina Association of School Librarians website. I am on the Information Technology Committee, and some of our focus has been on getting our website renovated. We hired a SCASL Webmaster, Mike Heath, and I kid you not when I say this is significantly more (and [...]
Recently there has been a RASH of educators nay-saying the power of connected learning through 2.0 tools. (And actually suddenly it seems uncool to say 2.0 anything or even 21st Century anything else.) So I ran across this today over at Lee Kolbert’s blog (A GeekyMomma’s Blog) and thought wow, the slideshare inserted in the [...]
A long time ago when I first became a school library media specialist, I volunteered to create the school a web presence. At the time the district was hosting their school websites at the local university (University of South Carolina – Aiken.) My assignment was to create the files, take them on floppy disk to [...]