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I’ve been working with a few classes these last ten days or so, showing them some “un-written” research projects.  My point to them is to try and turn their research into some really cool projects that are not only fun, but downright inspirational or creative.  Many examples shared were techy (Voicethread, videos, Glogster, etc.) But I […]

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I sent this in an email to staff, and shared via facebook too. This is a snippet from my reader (Jenny Lucca’s Lucacept–Intercepting the Web) about a recent Ted Talk (Formal Title — Ted: Ideas Worth Sharing). Ted is pretty much a favorite video blog, and I’m always playing catch up with it. The snippet […]

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Music Piracy spells the end of the traditional model for those in the music industry to make an honest living from their talents. At least it is according to my students. Current Events Class Guest Speaker Today I worked with our current events class to discuss the recent shutdown of Limewire as a way to […]

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Reading 2.0

Lol cruising through my reader and then tweets this morning I ran across this–actually in both places. What a pleasant surprise to see my school represented! It comes from one of  Joyce Valenza’s recent Pennsylvania School Library Association presentations–this one titled Reading 2.0. Cool.  Often I forget about some of these tools. We just can’t […]

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The State of the Internet

Scott Mcleod popped this in my twitter feed this morning, and all I could think was how can I share this at school?? I would love to burn it to a DVD and put in our player to loop all day on my big plasma in the library. It’s one of those that you hope […]

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FCC needs to hear from you!

This was sent to the members of LM_Net (of which I am not a member) and to members of the WWWEDU Yahoo group (of which I AM a member–who mostly just lurks!) The WWWEDU group is basically a list serv, but Nancy Willard is a member who posts excellent content regularly, and so I ALWAYS […]

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Okay tonight on our SCASL list the query came through about how to give numerical grades to kids that visit the library once a week for a school population the equivalent of around 275 students. WHAT? Sounds like classic data analysis gone to the head of an administrator;  data driven decisions and now a librarian […]

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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 […]

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kathyschrock@paulawhite Will never look at Wikipedia for any information, but thanks for the link! about 4 hours ago from Tweetie cathyjo@kathyschrock who looks for information? My kids today at school said they look at the citations in Wikipedia for links. LOL about 3 hours ago from TwitterGadget in reply to kathyschrock kathyschrock@cathyjo I think looking […]

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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, […]

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