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 […]
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.
Recently I stumbled across EduClipper. Seems to be perfect for schools who shy away form social networking tools or whose leaders just aren’t drinking any of the social networking kool-aid. Still in beta I presume, as when I went to sign up, I had to, um, “apply.” Here is the response I got. This past […]
Just yesterday I was bemoaning that there are librarians everywhere who are simply satisfied as a gate-keeper of books, for all intents and purposes a specials class in the specials/planning period rotation, and are dismissive of the expectations AASL has laid out for the critical roles we are trained to fulfill in our schools. Administrators who for whatever reason choose to […]
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 […]
This Tuesday I head over to neighboring Greenville County School District to be a guest speaker for the Greenville County chapter of the NCTE (Nat’l Council of Teachers of English). My title and description go like this: Web Evaluation — It’s not all legit Cathy will lead a discussion on web evaluation and it’s role in research […]
Did you know there is a tug a war going on?? That’s right, and it’s between libraries vs. publishers. Unfair Game. No Winners. There can be no winners here. This is just another classic example of the new gadgets transforming the industry, but (imho) greed directing it. How is it that for such a long time, […]
I love how Christmas break frees up time and really allows me to throughly read through my feeds. I can take the time to think through the posts, reflect, ask myself questions, develop action plans, and apply what I am learning to my own teaching and learning context. Many times I leave my reader knowing I […]
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 […]