Helping a High School World Lit class consider alternatives to a dry PowerPoint over the next few weeks, and BlendSpace, among others is quickly becoming a favorite. Selfishly I’m trying out the embed code here too. If it’s not seen below, it’s located at http://blnds.co/1hv81UT. Enjoy!!
Category Archive for '21st century'
There is quite a buzz in school library land regarding the massive librarian cuts to the Philadelphia School System (from 200+ school librarians down to now just around 15.) My friends Joyce Valenza and Jennifer Lagarde have both provided us with great action items to ensure we “educate” those powers that be who are making […]
Yesterday I worked on my #Eddies13 Nominations. Of course I had to visit my reader to see which ones stick out for me before making my nominations, looking for the profound and memorable. I have so much in my reader sometimes things get lost. That happens when there are 273 feeds there. And daily I […]
I just love Jennifer’s series on zombie librarians vs. connected librarians!! Becoming A Connected Librarian from Jennifer LaGarde
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]