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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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Okay I saw it first here on Dangersously Irrelevant: “Video – What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century? Here’s a new video from Heidi Clark and Anita Bramhoff, two Canadian teachers who made the film as part of some work at the University of British Columbia. Happy viewing!” Then I saw […]

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Recently there has been a  RASH of educators nay-saying the power of connected learning through 2.0 tools.  (And actually suddenly it seems uncool to say 2.0 anything or even 21st Century anything else.)  So I ran across this today over at Lee Kolbert’s blog (A GeekyMomma’s Blog) and thought wow, the slideshare inserted in the […]

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A long time ago when I first became a school library media specialist, I volunteered to create the school a web presence.  At the time the district was hosting their school websites at the local university (University of South Carolina – Aiken.) My assignment was to create the files, take them on floppy disk to […]

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