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…"
We are holding off on buying Kindles because of the buzz around iPads. It appears that they are much more powerful, at about the same price (of the Kindle DX). This is probably why Amazon has an app for the iPad. They are more interested in…"
"We have distributed 9 iPod Touches (or is it iPods Touch?). Anyway, they are supporting various teaching and administrative functions. With the iBento app, you can use them to wirelessly (within the school's LAN) connect to a FileMakerPro…"
"Thanks for organizing this, Joyce. This looks like an amazing use of the ning (for registration) and vroom (for the webinar). I'm really impressed at how it integrates into my iCal. As usual, you're ahead of the curve."
"I applaud your thinking. I suspect as the online offering become more Web 2.0 based, we will see a big push to offer more virtual learning. It will start with credit recovery, AP courses, and then move into main stream (core) courses. You might want…"
Director of Learning Resources and Information Technology at Joel Barlow High School, Redding, Connecticut, USA.
I have been asked to update my book, Developing a Vision: Strategic Planning and the Library Media Specialist. I would like to know how others are using planning models to transform their libraries into vital centers for 21st century learning.
Thank you for your comments about controversial issues resources. I would like to try out the database you recommended. I'll look into it when I return. I'm in Geneva right now, which is certainly more like winter in CT than southern China. How much does the database cost per year? BTW, I am originally from Washington CT, a small town in the Northwest! Right now I am living in Shekou China on the mainland but near Hong Kong working as the Middle and High School Librarian at a school for expats with about 600 students. What is it like to work in CT in the education system? (I have only worked in VT and then Tunisia and now China in my career.)
Anyway, thank you for the feedback!
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
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.
The Master of Education program, ideally suited for working educators
with no time to drive to a university, offers a convenient and effective path to school library certification. For detailed information and contacts please refer to the Fulfilling the Promise homepage, at http://libweb.mansfield.edu/promise/, or contact Cynthia Keller, Department Chair firstname.lastname@example.org