I love how Christmas break frees up time and really allows me to throughly read through my feeds. I can take the time to think through the posts, reflect, ask myself questions, develop action plans, and apply what I am learning to my own teaching and learning context. Many times I leave my reader knowing I [...]
Tag Archive '21st Century Learning'
Recently I received a request first via Twitter to participate in a professional development session for some librarians in Cincinnati, OH. My task is to answer a few questions, and leave myself open for a Q & A session afterwards, and that it shouldn’t take more than a half hour! Little did I realize until [...]
I’ve always considered myself a catalyst for change. You can ask any of my friends and they will tell you how animated I get when one begins to talk nerdy to me–just ask the teacher today who casually mentioned she had used moodle in a course this summer and discovered the beauty of Delicious and [...]
Joyce Valenza freely shares so much, I want to officially dub her the Wizard of Apps–though she is more like a Princess or Queen. Sure wish I could have been at BLC10 in person for this one: Wizard of Apps revised View more presentations from joycevalenza.
I was asked sometime ago to write a review for Doug Johnson‘s newest book School Libraries Head for the Edge: Rants, Recommendations, and Reflections. I felt honored and downright pleased as punch to be asked. Then the book took its time getting to me. After deciding the mail lost it, I requested a second copy, [...]
Just got through commenting on a relatively new librarian blogger’s post about adding some blogs to follow. It’s been a while since I have done this, so I thought now would be a good time to let readers know whose voices are shaping my thinking and practice. I have a folder in my Google Reader for library [...]
I shared this blog post recently with SCASL friends, and felt the need to keep this conversation stirred up. Why? Because the gut reactions to the recent call to arms, action plan, finger wagging, or “state of current school library” address (pick one that aligns with your opinion — you’re entitled to it) recently posted [...]
I ran across this chart today either in my reader or twitter feed (not sure which or I would give more accurate credit!) It got me thinking what would the ideal school library media program look like to a visitor. Now I know we have our standards (nope–not linking to ‘em) as well as vision [...]
Dear “powers that be,” I am amazed at the sudden open armed philosophy I am seeing first hand in my own working context with tools that used to be filtered out but now seem a welcome tool in an arena known for rampant filtering. Just recently someone shared this article (I wish I could remember [...]
This week will prove quite challenging for me. Wednesday through Friday we have our annual South Carolina Association of School Librarians Conference in Greenville, SC. There is much buzz about this conference, but I’m most excited that Doug Johnson is coming for a keynote and a few sessions! I must give kudos to our president-elect, [...]