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Monthly Archive for August, 2013

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 […]

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Library Displays at work

Last May in the last couple of weeks of school I printed out book covers to display “Required Reading” for our English and STEM classes. I had hoped students seeing the display would be reminded that yes, indeed, our school encourages (and even assigns) summer reading. I ran a book contest too back then, one […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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I ran across this today in my Facebook timeline, posted by a friend and neighboring district’s teacher (Yvonne Mason). It is heartfelt and honest, and I loved it enough to share as she suggested. We live in the same geographic area, so see the same kinds of outfits on our students. While she is speaking […]

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Back2School Week in the Library

Well it’s here. Back2School week. This week we will have a flurry of activity going on in our high school and library. Here’s a glimpse of my Monday alone! Monday first thing, our entire district is at our school for the district wide welcome back. Recognitions take place, and yours truly made the list. After […]

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Lot’s of times I’ve been asked to find that just right video to use in staff development or back to school meetings, and my new friend Janelle Graham has met this need for me this year.  It’s a year old or so but still effective for any educator who needs that “something” to grab attention […]

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Today’s Learner…of ANY AGE!!

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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