"Greetings Mary Alice,
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…"
"I set it up as part of the weekly instruction with the students. We began with just a simple Excel spreadsheet with columns and rows appropriately labeled with months, fluency score and theme test score. This also included a little lesson about…"
"Another idea. Since you are targeting specific subject areas (math etc) you might want to map/align the AASL/21st century guidelines to the specific subject are Units of study. A visual representation in a grid format will clearly show how the…"
Dear friends,I am starting to write an article on BEST PRACTICES for a professional journal. I have several ideas, but am looking for your stories, anecdotes and ideas. The article will be practical and address topics that new media specialists will find helpful.You may write to me by email if you would prefer to share that way. a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com >THANK YOU!Mary Alice Anderson…See More
Chatting about Skype an AuthorJune 7th 8pm ESTGuests: Dr. Mona Kerby & Sarah ChaunceyHost: Gwyneth JonesRamona N. Kerby and Sarah Chauncey will talk about their groundbreaking project and site, Skype an Author! Join the TL Virtual Cafe to learn about Skype an Author: "The mission of the Skype an Author Network is to provide K-12 teachers and librarians with a way to connect authors, books, and young readers through virtual visits."…See More
"I did attend the MEMO conference this year, and am a member, but otherwise have been inactive in the organization. Not many men in the profession, though, so guys like me stick out. Friends School of Minnesota (FSM) is the only Quaker school in the…"
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Hi Mary Alice,
I set up a group on the Ning Classroom 2.0 to be used with the new class I'm writing.Before I got it marked as private, I had three people request to join the Ning. A couple of them I gave a plug to take the class, but no response. :-)
Classroom 2.0 is another Ning of users of Web 2.0 tools in the classroom. It's a larger, more active Ning since it includes educators across the various content areas. You might want to check it out.
Hi Mary Alice,
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 guilty of not checking in here very much! My excuse is that my online teaching keeps me hopping! But, I did check in, I did look at your blog on boys/reading. I will share it with our district's reading specialist!
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
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