I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher…"
"I know this is late for this year, but perhaps someone can use it next year. I told everyone we'd have a raffle. I asked each teacher to randomly draw a name
from all the students in their class who had a clean library record.…"
"Hi Kelly and Becky,
I like the open convos. below. So I'll just dive in here. On #1 I might have recommended Service or Sleator as possible authors to look at and put out a few titles with boys as main characters (there are quite a few) but a…"
"I haven't been able to either because my school website has been up and down and my access to Novelist seems to hinder my participation. What I have done now Andrea is requested a TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and am waiting for it to come through. Maybe…"
"Kelly, I like the idea of taking books that the students are reading and thinking about other books we might recommend for them. I'd like to suggest that we take this exercise a little slower. So first we'd write down as many of the appeal…"
"I like Kelly's ideas about finding ways to address our own RA questions more directly. But before I make any comments about either of her ideas, I'd like to comment about the appeal elements of the book
FLUSH by Carl Hiaasen.
"Lesson 2, ex. 4: Here's another idea. Why don't we just help one another find good readalikes that fit our own frameworks and favorite stories/authors? (Using our students' favorites would work, too, to put it in context.) We need to…"
"Lesson 2, ex. 1 doesn't really work for us since we're all over the place!! (Do you all agree, or is there some way to modify ex. 1 so it works for us?)
Lesson 2, ex. 2: Here's an idea to modify what's in the lesson. Why…"
"I just experimented with this and we can cut and paste from the previous message and then add our own adjectives. I am going to suggest that we do this so that we will soon have a good list of words for each appeal element. If there is a word here…"
"Elisabeth, I've been thinking about that question also. I don't have a clear answer in my head. I have found Lesson 1 to be far more difficult than I had anticipated. I'm realizing that I didn't put out discussions for all the…"
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I am the media specialist at Liberty Jr. HIgh School In Burbank, Illinois. I'm joining TeacherLibrarianNetwork to particpate in the Readers Advisory Study Group, but I'm looking forward to exploring what else is available. I am also looking for a school librarian job for the fall in the greater Chicago area in an elementary, middle, or junior high school.
I use several programs to get the look of my Glog book reviews. The primary program you need is Crazy Talk. It really does a great job of animation even if you don't do anything else with the video. The kids actually draw the character that represents them in the review. I use Vegas video to edit and Photoshop to cut out various objects. Put it all together in Vegas and you have an animated book review! Try looking at Crazy Talk first.
I'm sure I could do that. I know there are other free programs that allow limited animation but I have been working with Vegas Video for awhile now and it enables me to add those other touches like movement, background, sounds and music. It's all in the editing!
Well I think people are feeling like school is right around the corner. I know this did not quite work out the way we had hoped but I think the experience was well worth it. I am so glad i got involved with this Ning for one. I have joined another group in the ning and feel like my PLN is growing in good directions. I also think whenever you get school librarians talking to each other it is a good thing. Plus we got to know each other a bit and now the next time it will be that much easier.
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!
Teacher Librarian at McLain HS
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Mansfield University Scholarship Program – Begin in January 2012
In an ongoing effort to recruit a new generation of school library leaders, Mansfield University recently received a fifth Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) grant to fund scholarships for its totally online School Library & Information Technologies Master of Education degree program with school library certification. If you know of an educator or non-certified librarian seeking school library certification, please pass along the news that we are still accepting applications for the spring 2012 semester.
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