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September 2009 Blog Posts (9)

McKenna: Volunteers good, librarian better



Daily News Tribune - September 24th

The Daily News Tribune, from Needham, Massachusetts has posted an article from a mother who writes a response to another article posted September 18th ("Check this out: Volunteers help keep elementary school libraries open in Ashland.").

While she admits that she would probably do the same thing she does recognize the importance of having school librarians.

"I applaud the commitment… Continue

Added by Richard Beaudry on September 24, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

A proposed from Colombia on what is understood for Information Literacy

Concepts related and/or synonymic with Information Literacy (INFOLIT) according to the conceptual, linguistic and/or pedagogical position to assume:

Spanish: Alfabetización en información, Alfabetización informativa, Desarrollo de Habilidades Informativas, Competencias informacionales, Competencias en información, Competencias informativas

English: Information skills, Information competency, Information competencies, Information literacy… Continue

Added by Alejandro Uribe Tirado on September 24, 2009 at 8:46am — No Comments

K12Online2009 LAN Party

Please join us on September 26, 2009

for the first live event of the

2009 K12Online Conference

On September 26, K12Online Conference will host a LAN party from 2:00PM to 5:00PM EDT and encourages everyone to get together with colleagues in order to engage in lively discussions. Past presentations will be shown and you are invited to participate in live conversations about the presentations with the featured presenters. A… Continue

Added by Durff on September 22, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Please vote for our video. Last chance!

Hello all,

Shameless plug, but important as well. We have a very differnt way of acquiring technology for our school. we enter video competitions. My wife and I entered a contest sponsored by the National Parks Foundation to try and win a state of the art camera for our elementary school. Our video is a tongue in cheek look at our trip to Big Bend National Park. We need votes to get the prize! If you've enjoyed my videos I ask that you go to the site, register (it's short and safe!) and… Continue

Added by Doug Valentine on September 21, 2009 at 7:17pm — No Comments

new novel "Homestretch"

I have a new novel out today called Homestretch. It is a about a teen runaway from Texas named Gas, who was brought up to hate Mexicans. He winds up working on the backstretch of a racetrack, beneath the very same Mexicans that Gas was always told he was better than. It's a YA book about prejudice and connecting with a larger more universal family. The opening chapter can be read at my website-

Added by paul volponi on September 21, 2009 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Great Opportunity

I am currently serving as the Interim Director of Libraries in Denver. This is a great position for a library leader. Denver Public Schools has over 70,000 students and 145 schools. Look at the new position in the right hand column. I would be glad to talk with anyone about this job!

Added by David Sanger on September 16, 2009 at 6:21pm — 1 Comment

Help us win some great technology!

Hello all,

My wife and I entered a contest sponsored by the National Parks Foundation to try and win a state of the art camera for our elementary school. Our video is a tongue in cheek look at our trip to Big Bend National Park. We need votes to get the prize! If you've enjoyed my videos I ask that you go to the site, register (it's short and safe!) and vote for our video now through September 23rd. You can vote once a day so vote early and often. Please pass this on to everyone. We really… Continue

Added by Doug Valentine on September 14, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Split by Swati Avasthi

Split is a taut, psychological thriller for young adults about two abused brothers, Christian and Jace Witherspoon at the hands of their father who is a respected judge. Older brother Christian escapes to a new life with the help of a neighborhood family and leaves a much younger Jace behind to bear the beatings meant for his mother. But after years of enduring psychological torment and physical abuse, during which Jace lives a lie, the final straw is reached. Jace discovers his father has… Continue

Added by bj neary on September 11, 2009 at 6:54pm — No Comments


Most of you have probably heard of Glogster but if you haven't, I suggest you try it out! The .edu.glogster site is now private and is an amazing tool for student work. This year our school theme is Star Trek and I created a Star Trek themed Glog web for our school. It will continue to grow as the year progresses but if you would like to see it go to:
I will be posting more book reviews there as we get into the school year.

Added by Doug Valentine on September 6, 2009 at 10:34pm — No Comments

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