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Are you a connected librarian?

I just love Jennifer’s series on zombie librarians vs. connected librarians!! Becoming A Connected Librarian from Jennifer LaGarde

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Last week a teacher asked if I would come to her room and give the overview of our digital library resources that are good for research. I thought this would be a great lesson for our intern, Elizabeth Graham to lead. I shared with her what I had done with this class, a STEM Humanities class […]

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SCASL participants filled the room in the TL Chat’s Back to School kick off tonight. These are the TL’s I saw in the room, and almost ALL of them used SCASL at the beginning of their room name: Tamara Cox Jennifer Tazerouti Monique German Liz Hood Heather Thole Monica Roveri Diana Carr Betsey Long Gaye […]

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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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As most of our students know, this year our district went with a BYOD policy. BYOD, in case you’re not sure, stands for “bring your own device.” In the media center, we are trying to share APPS and websites that help students and teachers integrate more technology into the curriculum despite platform or device. Here […]

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Follett listens to our wants and needs.  It seems each time Jason Smith, our SC/NC Account Manager with Follett Library Resources visits, he takes time to learn and relay our specifics needs, likes, and yes, even gripes back to the company. Whenever he calls to say he is in the area, we invite him in. It’s just a […]

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This year we are going to experience a BYOD environment in our school. I’m glad for many reasons, one being it’s more and more difficult to monitor a “no devices allowed” policy, as even younger and younger students are packing a device or two in their bags. By device, I mean mobile phone, tablet, iPod, […]

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Today’s Learner…of ANY AGE!!

I think this graphic I am borrowing from the Australian Teacher Librarian Network’s Facebook page says it all.  This not only should describe today’s students, but learners of all ages, including teachers, parents, administrators, and more…. I’m considering rendering a similar graphic in our library for a display, of course with student artwork.  Yes, it’s […]

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Remind101 is the easy solution for teachers (or other educators) to get messages out to students, parents, colleagues, and more.  I have promoted using Cel.ly before, and have used it successfully. But Celly, while an awesome program, can be daunting to those not familiar with the program, texting, or messaging.  Parents, administrators, and fellow teachers […]

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An Advocacy Tool

I really want principals and administrators to see this. Some teachers and even librarians need it too–as a reminder or as inspiration. It would be awesome if SCASL could make one of these too.

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