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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 […]

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It’s apparently a tug-a-war

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, […]

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So much truth here it hurts!

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 […]

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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 […]

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Steve jobs was the closest we came to experiencing a person like Leonardo Da Vinci. We’ve lost our time’s Leo. Favorite quote from the video: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life,” Jobs said. “Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let […]

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This hit my PLN recently, and I must confess it excited me too.  My initial thought was wow–something to show the uninformed!  I also celebrated that its creator is from Winthrop University (and I am a 1986 alumni), and really close to my hometown here in the great state of South Carolina Darren Draper challenged […]

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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 […]

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I can’t stop thinking about a blog post I read yesterday. The opening line of We all run into them now and again….  Techno-resistant librarians. I used to think such an attitude would cost them their jobs.  No more. Now I think those retro-librarians might cost ALL of us our jobs. (Jacquie Henry, LMS, Cirillo […]

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photo © 2009 Ryan Stanton | more info (via: Wylio) “Turn around and face the front of the room.” How many times has that been heard in a typical classroom? Tonight I shared a link in my Facebook network  from my reader. Lisa Neilson of The Innovative Educator blogged about Interactive White Boards (IWB) and […]

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photo © 2009 Franco Bouly | more info (via: Wylio)Here is an exchange in Facebook that I engaged in tonight.  Please excuse the letters used in place of names as I want to protect the identities of those in the exchange. I did send my friend the current login and password in a private email […]

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