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December 2009 Blog Posts (16)

LibraryCloud: Clouding up ideas for School Libraries

is a project to share workable school library ideas expressed in one sentence.
Visit the site here
You can also participate by sending ideas to

Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Added by S. L. FAISAL on December 31, 2009 at 11:51am — No Comments

Kendriya Vidyalaya Librarians' Network: an Indian School Librarian Network

To know more about School Libraries in India,Visit the Kendriya Vidyalaya Librarians' Network , the premier online network of school library professionals in India.

Added by S. L. FAISAL on December 31, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Seasons Greetings from Brainyflix :)

Seasons Greetings, y'all! Just spreading some of the holiday cheer courtesy of our awesome Brainypics users. Enjoy! :)

FYI - Starting on January 1st, you can compete in our 2nd annual vocabulary video contest. It's easy to… Continue

Added by Jack on December 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Teachers use the LRC/ librarians for resources

Few days ago, my colleague sent me a mail and asked me to help put the assignment content on the VLE. I looked at the assignment and asked him if he would like us to create a resource bank on the VLE for his students to complete that particular assignment. After that invitation, he shared his SOW with us and so we started the cooperation relationship together. He is a Religious Studies teacher and I do think it's a very good chance for us to promote the library services for him and his… Continue

Added by Elfin on December 17, 2009 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Manchester Book Award 2010 Reading Group

This year, I led the MBA students to use the movie-maker to create the book trailer for the MBA books. Also, I asked them to write the book reviews and recommendations so as to promote the books and the whole programme to the whole school community. Their work is brilliant and it works very well in library to attract pupils' attention and browsing. The MBA person-in-charge from public library also appreciated their work and put their work on the public library website. WoW... I will tell them… Continue

Added by Elfin on December 15, 2009 at 6:22pm — No Comments

I'm going to be a high school librarian next year!!

I found out this week that I will be the Librarian Media Teacher at Downey High School in Modesto, California next year. Currently I'm an elementary librarian in the same district so it will be the same pay and I'll keep my seniority. One advantage is that I'll be at there all week instead of having to pack up my materials and haul them to another school in the middle of the day on Wednesday like I do now. Also I won't have to wonder year to year about where I will be assign next year because… Continue

Added by Dana Stemig on December 13, 2009 at 7:42pm — 2 Comments

Brainypics: Grand Prize Winner Announcement

10 weeks and 3,818 Brainypics later (whoa), we have your Grand Prize Winner along with 10 Runners Up, as chosen by our panel of judges.

The selection process was very, very, very, very tough... very. But I am sure you will find our prize recipients deserving. Check 'em out:

#10 RUNNER UP – babyblue_456

#9 RUNNER UP – elgringoalex

#8 RUNNER… Continue

Added by Jack on December 13, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

TONIGHT! ISTE FREE Webniar: Library Media Marketing Through Easy Animation Live Long & Animate! by gwyneth

I'm curious....which products have you used with your students or for yourself to promote your program or special projects? Which were the easiest? Which were blocked by your firewall? Did you stumble across any resistance or… Continue

Added by gwyneth jones on December 10, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Fireside Chat with Joyce and Konrad: December 12th, 6:30 pm GMT

This Saturday there will be a live Fireside Chat with Joyce Valenza and Konrad Glogowski, the keynoters for week 1 of the k12Online Conference 2009. The live chat will take place at EdTechTalk --> where participants can hear the keynoters and chat in the chatroom. The Fireside Chat is scheduled at 6:30pmGMT -->… Continue

Added by Durff on December 9, 2009 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Thank you! Over 900 Brainypics Received in 1 Week!


As of midnight last night, students created 900+ Brainypics in one week. Way to finish strong, everybody! :]

As you'd imagine, picking this week's winners to round out the Finalists for the $200 Grand Prize was harder than ever, but we found some worthy winners...…


Added by Jack on December 8, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Creative Schooling

A recent report from the North Carolina Cultural Resources highlights the importance of the creative industry to the state's economy. The big picture findings:


  • Overall, North Carolina’s creative economy is 5.86 percent of the state’s total production.
  • The Creative Industry accounts for more than $10 billion dollars in employee compensation…

Added by Ernie Cox on December 8, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

iPod Use in the Elementary School Library

Mobile learning devices are revolutionizing the way we share information. Elementary school librarians are using iPods to engage learners and deliver multimedia content.

Read my wiki article iPod Use in the Elementary School Library to find out how you can integrate iPods in your school curriculum.

Added by Tina Brigham on December 7, 2009 at 12:34pm — No Comments

iPod Use in the Elementary School Library

Mobile learning devices are revolutionizing the way we share information. Elementary school librarians are using iPods to engage learners and deliver multimedia content.

Read my wiki article iPod Use in the Elementary School Library to find out how you can integrate iPods in your school curriculum.

Added by Tina Brigham on December 7, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Last Day to Participate in Brainypics Contest!

Hi, I'm posting this quick reminder to let you know that tomorrow will be the last day of submissions for the Brainypics contest! Just make a Brainypics flashcard (easy to do, I swear!), and you'll earn iTunes and compete for the $200 Grand Prize courtesy of the good folks at MIT and

Anyone can participate, and you can submit as many Brainypics as you want. Go ahead and get started at… Continue

Added by Jack on December 6, 2009 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Learning Journey On again!!

After a short break (wedding and dissertation), I felt a bit lost and left behind in learning...

Thanks for the TL Ning and I can get back on my learning track again.

Just joined the Inquiry Circle reading group and my inquisitive mind is coming back... look forward to the learning journey!!

Added by Elfin on December 5, 2009 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Essential PLN

Building my PLN habit for a long time. Due to my own personal matters (my dissertation & Chinese wedding), I have put it down for several months... So far, I can catch up most of it since November.

I have joined the YSL Online Conference 3 and the theme is on the design of future library.

The concepts of LEARNING COMMONS really inspires me alot on setting my own vision and definition of school library. The functions and programmes can be hosted in the library are… Continue

Added by Elfin on December 4, 2009 at 3:32pm — No Comments

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