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October 2008 Blog Posts (9)

Getting Your Children Excited About the Library

Dear All,

It may be of your intrest.
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Added by Naveed Ahmad on October 29, 2008 at 10:45pm — No Comments

New events feature!

I just added an events widget to the side right of our Ning. Please use it for announcements of events of interest to our community!

Added by Joyce Valenza on October 19, 2008 at 12:41pm — 2 Comments

David Loertscher in SL: Reinventing School Libraries

If you're like me, you are continually thinking about what's next, for our profession and for the learners we serve.

Every conversation I have ever had with the phenomenal David Loertscher (whom I consider a mentor), forces me to further consider and often to refine or rethink my vision.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet David in Second Life.

On behalf of ISTE's SIG-MS and AASL, Lisa Perez (aka Elaine Tulip) invites us all to attend Reinventing School… Continue

Added by Joyce Valenza on October 19, 2008 at 12:36pm — 2 Comments

4th Grade Struggling Readers

I am passionate about promoting the importance of children learning to read and write with both fluency and comprehension. In my eight years of teaching elementary school, I have encountered too many kids third grade and beyond who can't read or produce a complete sentence. This bothers me a great deal. Many of these struggling readers go on to high school and college lacking basic reading and writing skills. So. during my first grad school experience, I developed "A Curriculum to Improve Word… Continue

Added by Kenneth Miles on October 16, 2008 at 5:06pm — 2 Comments

K-12 Online Classes

I teach at an online K-12 grade charter school where students are given laptops to work at their own pace in completion of previously missed assignments, and to acquire needed credits to graduate. Most of these upper grade kids were kicked out of public schools for one reason or another and this place is pretty much their last resort. For several students, this means that if they don't adhere they will go back to jail or will simply be kicked out--including young teen mothers. Most of these… Continue

Added by Kenneth Miles on October 16, 2008 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Dewey Cutter Table

Dear Professionals,

Use the following link to free download Cutter Table and easily get
cutter numbers.


Added by Naveed Ahmad on October 14, 2008 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Google Documents (Fully Facilitated 5 Day Online Class)

Moodle Based

Fully Facilitated!

Login as guest:

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

How much time… Continue

Added by Dennis O'Connor on October 10, 2008 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Dewey and Wordle

I read Joyce Valenza's post (thank you Lucy and Ethel's Library Schemes') and couldn't wait to test this great idea out with Wordle! Here's the results so far. Also discovered that there's a Dewey Decimal group on Flickr, so I sent these pictures… Continue

Added by Kathy Epps on October 5, 2008 at 7:11am — No Comments

Information Fluency: It's Elementary (Beta Testers needed for learning games)

Carl Heine is developing a series of online learning games to teach elementary students the essentials of search. We're looking for feedback and suggestions as we begin the development cycle.

You will find all the details on the Information Fluency group We are asking for feedback on our new elementary age games to be posted to… Continue

Added by Dennis O'Connor on October 3, 2008 at 4:08pm — No Comments

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