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Monthly Archive for November, 2013

#AASL13 Revisited – Day 1

I promised to break my #AASL13 reflection down and not overwhelm you all with long wordy posts.  But you know I just can’t help it.  My friend Pat Hensley over at Successful Teaching recently modeled sharing session by session, and that is a great way to do this, but I don’t take notes very well. […]

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Our committee was selected for a pre-conference session for Wednesday, November 13, from 1:00-4:30PM. Presenters  from our committee included Committee Chair Heather Moorefield-Lang, Melissa Jacobs-Israel, Dr. Donna Barrata (immediate past chair), Lucy Green, and myself.  The plan was to have our introductions, followed by our participants introductions, a quick explanation of the SAMR model for […]

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A very natural part of being a high school librarian is being able to match books to students when they come asking. All of us feel very adequate in doing this when it comes to students who read the middle of the road popular YA books.  Over the years I have been literally to my […]

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Observations from Experience

1:1 allows for individualization, no matter the device. Shared devices limit individualization. Managing an app account that is shared throughout the building is a struggle. Who knew apps from a shared account automatically appeared on any device logged in to that account when it synchs? If working in a shared account educational environment, should there be […]

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Have you heard about it? If you haven’t seen it, take a look. EW is running a YA book tournament of sorts!! Gee this takes me back to last spring, when I saw where another colleague, then an SLIS intern at neighboring Spartanburg High, was running a similar tournament. I shared it here February 27, and […]

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I just finished planning and preparing for a book talk I’m giving soon.  I am stunned. It’s 29 slides! This is for 5 books, mind you. I had given some thought to creating a Prezi, but opted for a PowerPoint instead.  My collaborating teacher is gearing up for a Romeo & Juliet unit, and she […]

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