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Monthly Archive for December, 2013

There is quite a buzz in school library land regarding the massive librarian cuts to the Philadelphia School System (from 200+ school librarians down to now just around 15.) My friends  Joyce Valenza and Jennifer Lagarde have both provided us with great action items to ensure we “educate” those powers that be who are making […]

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We ended our latest Lunch Book Club last week, and we are in the process of selecting our books for next semester’s clubs. Our school has designed three book clubs that align with our three lunches at school, and students who sign up (in time) get a free catered lunch. This is not the only […]

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Merry Christmas at DHS!!

Sometimes I share ideas with my favorite art teacher at school (Mrs. S. Eleazer), and then she amazes me with the class interpretation. She surprised me last year with some, and one of her students even won a Scholastic Art contest award with their weeded book project.  She just runs with it! Fast forward to […]

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I am happy to report that the following from my nominations have made the voting cut for their respective Edublog 2013 shortlists: Best library / librarian blog – Nikki Robertson’s The True Adventures of a High School Librarian Best administrator blog – Doug Johnson’s Blue Skunk Blog Best Twitter Hashtag –  #TLChat Most influential blog post of the year – Angela […]

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If you missed this past Monday night the TL Cafe, here is the crowd sourced presentation with the tools shared: Here is our TEXT CHAT ARCHIVE PDF - EduTech_Smackdown_Chat.pdf TLCafe Webinar ARCHIVE (opens in Blackboard Collaborate)

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UnSouled by Neal Shusterman My rating: 5 of 5 stars View all my reviews   I don’t know how Neal Shusterman is so capable of churning out novels that just suck me right in!! I truly dislike sequels and series, but I now cannot WAIT for the final installment in the Unwind series (er, I […]

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