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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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photo © 2008 Scott McLeod | more info (via: Wylio)As I reflect over the past year, I remember the knee-jerk reactions that I among many have had over the lack of respect for my profession as a school librarian.  The average non-library users lauds that the internet serves all their information needs and now ebooks […]

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Shared in my network today! How timely considering yesterday’s post! Dave is my hero! His commentary regarding this clip copied from his blog – The folks at the Next conference put up a nice short(ish) excerpt of my talk on the Librarian Militant, Librarians Triumphant talk. It’s the last 12 minute conclusion:

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