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September 2007 Blog Posts (15)

K12 Online Flyer to download

K12 Online is coming soon! Check out the website for teaser videos!

It's a great opportunity for staff at your schools, since it's free, and online to be viewed at their convenience.

If you'd like a flyer to share with staff, please download the one attached here!

I attended some sessions last year, and it really invigorated my understanding of web 2.0…


Added by Carolyn Foote on September 25, 2007 at 6:23pm — No Comments



Quick question. Does anyone use Winnebago/Spectrum for their catalog? If so, when you take books out of the system, do you have to choose "weed" or can you just delete? In every other environment I would just delete the item. Here, the library assistant has chosen the "weed" function which keeps the items in the system as weeded. I would prefer to delete them completely from the system, but am wondering if there is a reason why that would not be the right thing to do. My assistant…


Added by Sue French on September 24, 2007 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

A Thousand Splendid Suns

I just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns and I found it achingly poignant, just as riveting as Kite Runner and I was so drawn to Mariam and Laila's lives in Afghanistan. This novel speaks volumes about the travesty of revolution in this country, the never ending travails of its people and they are still so resilient. I highly recommend this novel because of its cultural significance, the horrors that young girls must endure marrying when they 13 or 14 and strict adherence to… Continue

Added by bj neary on September 23, 2007 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Library 2.0

This is one of the best descriptions for the general public I have seen for library 2.0. It is from the Rapid City Public Library's website. Their director, Greta Chapman is one of two people who have had a profound effect on my development as a librarian and an information professional.

Libraries have to evolve continuously to keep up with the changing needs of their users.

In the past, Libraries were just places to find books. Since then,…


Added by holli buchter on September 22, 2007 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Boy, I've Been Busy!

Elementary School Teacher-Librarians-

If you are looking for information literacy/technology literacy integrated reserch projects to do with your 4th-6th grade classes, please look at the projects I have posted, ready to

begin the first week of October. I just finished editing them, and they

are ready for registration. Any teacher-librarian wanting to get involved with their classroom teachers in any…

Added by karenklieg on September 15, 2007 at 3:33pm — No Comments

The Little Prince

I thought I would share my favorite book, which is The Little Prince by St. Exupery. This is the first book I ever read (and not until I was about 21) that ever really struck a chord with me. I felt that I shared many of the Prince's feelings and sorrows, so I understood him. I re-read the book about once a year, and I always find new insights when I do.

Added by Karrie Romero on September 10, 2007 at 1:47pm — No Comments

k12 Online Conference coming!

The K12 Online conference is coming soon, in October!

If you haven't participated before, K12 Online is a conference that takes place entirely online, over a two week period in October.

For more information, check out:

And there are some sample video presentations here as well:

I'll be…


Added by Carolyn Foote on September 10, 2007 at 12:13pm — 1 Comment

Many Schools with Blogs

Cold Springs Elementary also is using Blogs ( One blog that interested me was the one that had fifth and sixth graders commenting on how they should act when blogging. There was even a video attached to it that talked more about Blogs. This site was not as easy to navigate as some of the others, but still worth looking at.

Added by rnlivingsto on September 8, 2007 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Grandview Elementary doesn't just have a cool Blog, they have one of the better websites I have ever seen for an elementary school ( Their site explains …

Grandview Elementary doesn't just have a cool Blog, they have one of the better websites I have ever seen for an elementary school ( Their site explains what blogs are and how students should handle themselves when blogging. They are encouraging students to publish their writing pieces as a blog so that they can get feedback about their writing from other people. I could not figure out where… Continue

Added by rnlivingsto on September 8, 2007 at 4:01pm — No Comments

How about a place to blog?

Fine, this really doesn't count as a blog where people have commented, but it is a place to set up blogging for your school. Check out Learnerblogs ( It is a place created specifically for edublogs. I wonder how my school district would feel about starting a blogging place for my students? I personally think this site should count as two blogs found for my college assignment. :)

Added by rnlivingsto on September 8, 2007 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Book Blog - Interesting Idea

The teacher librarian, Mrs. Horowitz, from Northside Elementary in Midway, Kentucky ( has an interesting idea. She has created a Book Blog to keep her students informed on books that she has just completed. She gives a little summary and review on each book. I will have to check back to this blog to see if more of her students comment. She doesn't have many commenting right now, but if they… Continue

Added by rnlivingsto on September 8, 2007 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

PowerSearching in a Web 2.0 World

The 21st Century Information Project is offering a Moodle based online class: PowerSearching in a Web 2.0 World.

The course starts on September 24. The class is 4 weeks long. Each week we take on a new topic. We will look at searching, evaluating, and… Continue

Added by Dennis O'Connor on September 7, 2007 at 10:45pm — No Comments

It's Elementary!

Please join us Monday night at 23:00GMT for a live,
interactive webcast about moodles in elementary education. Our guest is
James Gates. Due to a new server we are directing everyone to join the
chat via Worldbridges
Type your name and no password is required. Once you enter the chat room, ask there for sound or listen via the Listen

Added by Durff on September 6, 2007 at 10:04pm — No Comments

School Year 07-08 - We're off and Running!

I don't know about the rest of you, but this has been the rockiest start to the school year I can remember. The new technologies our district has implemented will eventually (I hope!) make things better . We have a new Internet authentication system, and are struggling with the process of helping students log in - when so many have difficulties remembering their user name & password. The great fear is that students will stop trying to use the online catalog all together.

On a… Continue

Added by Nancy White on September 3, 2007 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Lunch Bunch Ideas

Do any of you guys do Lunch Bunch Book Clubs? How do you organize them, how often do you meet, what do you read? I'm looking for some new ideas for this year's groups. I'll be working with 4th, 5th and 6th graders.

Added by Brenda Branson on September 1, 2007 at 7:15pm — 5 Comments

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