Checked out your website - love it! There's lots of great stuff going on there. Your countdown until the first day of school is hilarious! I'm sure students are checking it daily (hee hee). What program did you use to build your website - Dreamweaver?
Wow! For FrontPage you have made it look really great! You are right, webpages are continually changing and dynamic, which makes them exciting but incredibly time consuming. I did a TON of work on mine last year (I built it in Dec. 2006), but found this year that I just couldn't keep up with the pace I set for myself. I have a folder in my email of several hundred websites that I have found and want to add. Maybe over the summer.....???
I LOVE the movie that's linked to your website....are you doing any kind of discussion or talkback with your students in response to it? I'm wondering if it's a little too much for 6th graders, because I'd like to use it too. :-)
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