Are you a RIF or a VIP? Having a PLN can help! was originally published in the SCASL Media Center Messenger, Volume XLIX, No. 3 (February 2012) Cathy Jo Nelson, Teacher Librarian, NBCT Dorman High School, Spartanburg District 6 firstname.lastname@example.org Are you a RIF (reduction in force) waiting to happen? Those educators who have stopped […]
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Barring any snafus tomorrow 6PM-ish (ET) I have a group of 8 students signed up for our first participation into the SWVBC (somewhat virtual book club.) We are connecting with seven other schools from all over the US via Skype. I use Skype at home, but at school, with our filter and firewall and who […]
I am somewhat depressed today as I have been number crunching this weekend. It is time for my monthly library report, so this month I thought I’d include statistics from our state book award program. Votes were cast at my school Feb 28-29, and all votes in the state had to be submitted via Survey […]
Today a drove over to my neighboring county to speak with their local chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English. My topic was web evaluation. Here is my slide deck and links shared in my session. It was a lot of fun, and it’s amazing what i had in common with this group, […]
This Tuesday I head over to neighboring Greenville County School District to be a guest speaker for the Greenville County chapter of the NCTE (Nat’l Council of Teachers of English). My title and description go like this: Web Evaluation — It’s not all legit Cathy will lead a discussion on web evaluation and it’s role in research […]
Yes this year I opted for ALA instead of ISTE. My mind is at a tug-a-war as to whether or not I made the right decision. I chose to go to ALA strictly for the opportunity to network with another side of my PLN, a side that I mostly interact with in Facebook of all […]
Tony Vincent just shared this in my Twitter feed and I had to laugh: 12 Page eBook – A New Way To Lecture: Using Web 2.0 to Create Interactive Lectures http://tonyv.me/newlec. Recently I had a conversations with Chris Craft about what I really dislike in presentations–>sit and get. He challenged me to think of ways […]