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November 2007 Blog Posts (10)

Musings on the new AASL learning standards

In October AASL published the updated information literacy standards “Standards for the 21st –Century Learner”. Now the parsing begins… what is right about the

standards? What is wrong? What do they mean? How can I use the standards to improve my instruction, and

student’s learning? There is more to

come, more work being done by AASL but in the meantime what is that we,

teacher- librarians, notice about the new learning standards.…


Added by Mary Ann Harlan on November 30, 2007 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Supplementing the new AASL Standards

The April 2008 issue of Teacher Librarian will focus on the new AASL Learning Standards with the deadline being Jan 5 for any of you that would like to write a piece. However, I am thinking of writing a collaborative book with any who would like to participate. It would be something like a graphic organizer. Each page would take a central concept from the standards such as: Inquiry. This would be centered in the middle of the page. Then around that central idea would be border sections dealing… Continue

Added by David Loertscher on November 30, 2007 at 2:19pm — 2 Comments


How do you manage technology as part of your daily job activities?

Added by Janine Manior on November 25, 2007 at 2:55am — No Comments

Microsoft Word files to speak to the blind

Hi All,

Pl. follow the link for futher information

Best Regards


Added by Naveed Ahmad on November 22, 2007 at 2:15am — No Comments

Thanksgiving break.

I'm so pleased to have a week off from a 42-mile 1-way commute and am particularly thankful for the opportunity to rehearse as a pit-orchestra member--trombone--for a production of Dickens' celebrated Christmas Carol at the Temecula Old Town Community Theater coming up early next month.

Added by LARRY RETZACK on November 20, 2007 at 12:21am — No Comments

Scientific Web Design: 23 Actionable Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies

Since I spend quite a bit of time building and maintaining educational websites, I am always looking for software and tools to improve the experience for the end user. I just came across this research that I find quite interesting when contemplating building a new website.

From Blog

Scientific Web Design: 23 Actionable Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies

By Christina… Continue

Added by Richard Beaudry on November 14, 2007 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Open Access Journals

Hi All,
Below is the link of open access journals


It may be of your intrest

Added by Naveed Ahmad on November 12, 2007 at 5:40am — No Comments

Copyright friendly image list

"My" teachers have been complaining about not having access to high-quality images without scrounging around for hours on the web. So I put together this wiki of copyright-friendly image sources. Also a long list of historical political cartoons, which the history teachers appreciate. Feel free to use it! Or add anything! password is opensesame4

Added by Jeri Hurd on November 10, 2007 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

Evaluation Wizard: Beta Testers Needed!

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Help us polish the latest edition of our Evaluation Wizard!

Evaluation Wizard

Carl Heine is rewriting our Evaluation Wizard; a ten step process for…


Added by Dennis O'Connor on November 7, 2007 at 5:45pm — 2 Comments

PowerSearching in a Web 2.0 World: Class Begins November 12!

power searching in a web 2.0 world

Classes Forming: Register Now!

This popular four-week on-line course empowers participants to search efficiently, evaluate Internet and Web 2.0 information effectively and use it ethically incorporating the full range of 21st Century Information Fluency skills and resources.

This course, developed by the 21st Century Information Fluency Project is open to all adults who desire to become… Continue

Added by Dennis O'Connor on November 5, 2007 at 9:02pm — No Comments

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