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Monthly Archive for January, 2014

Yep, I called it yesterday!

After the leak of what can only be described as a  bootleg video trailer for The Fault in Our Stars movie set for a June release, the official one is out! (When I say bootleg here, I mean “low quality cell phone camera recording from a video screen” quality.) Yep, I called it!  Love John […]

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Selfish Book 2 Movie Post

As I’m working up an Oscars contest for our high school teens, using the many YA books going to movies as a baseline to draw interest, I must confess I’m really excited for John Green’s movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars. Just saw this little Instagram vid posted today: Recently I had shared a […]

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Tapping in to students….

How many of us plan our instruction so that we get kids tapping in to these? Should be automatic, no?

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The ALA Midwinter Monday meeting is the annual announcement of the ALA Youth Media Awards. Just to clarify for those who don’t know, this is when the Newbery and Caldecott Awards are announced, among the other youth media awards. I’m especially excited because I actually KNOW a committee member (John Shoemaker).   From SLJ: The ALA […]

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Going Flipped

I was asked today what programs I was looking at for taking our professional development flipped.  I’ve been looking at a few, so thought I’d share them here. Actually I think I misnamed the one I’m liking the best the the fellow librarian who asked, but she reads the blog, so I can rectify that […]

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In recent days I’ve been mulling over what is the best way to present professional development for educators. As I’m scheduled this week to give an after school PD, I am reflecting on recent conversations about what is most effective. I have come to the conclusion that PD cannot be standardized, and there will always […]

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