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Flat Earth? Flattened World?

Have been reading Friedman (The New York Time ) spin on globalisation and of course was interested in his perspective (it is driven by economic models raising…


Added by Linda Gibson-Langford on May 9, 2007 at 7:09pm — 1 Comment

California's 23 things

I knew it was around, but I hadn't actually seen it. Doug Johnson just pointed me to the California School Library Association's School Library 2.0: The 23 Things. Great stuff for training and learning. Take a good look!!!! BTW, our Ning is one of those things.

Added by Joyce Valenza on May 9, 2007 at 5:02pm — 5 Comments

Library planning...

I'm getting ready to sit down with my advisory board to do some planning for next year. I've invited very smart teachers and administrators in my school to help. We are going to use the FUTURE protocol developed by Critical Friends Groups. It should be a way of looking "back" from the end of next year to see how things went. I'm really looking forward to some good planning… Continue

Added by guybrarian on May 1, 2007 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Senior bulletin board

Just wanted to share our very easy end-of-year display case idea. Our seniors look forward to this all year.

We put out boxes of index cards and art supplies. Each senior decorates a card with his or her plans for next year. They go crazy competing to create the very best index cards--school colors, mascots, all sorts of images. We cluster them. (For instance, all the Penn State cards go together. All the military cards go together.) This year we photocopied their 9th grade pics from…


Added by Joyce Valenza on May 1, 2007 at 2:15pm — No Comments

New Book on pitfalls of childhood obesity

Please read about my new book FAT TALE available at also FAT TALE, written and…


Added by Karen Land on May 1, 2007 at 6:09am — 2 Comments

How do we "grow" readers if they have not budded as readers, yet?

Hey everybody,

I'm Reading Queen Bee (Cheryl Hill),

I am having such a great a time reading about all of you! I am learning so much!

I have been a librarian for six years now, and, it took someone else to see the librarian in me to point me in the direction to become a librarian. I have always loved teaching children to read. I have always loved reading books and reading books to children. I have always loved using…

Added by Cheryl Hill on April 29, 2007 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

Mind Set VS. Skill Set

This morning we had some visitors from another high school. They came to see what we were "doing with technology". The assistant principal for instruction and I met with them and we had a lively discussion about the laptop program we are initiating next year. They asked the usual questions about laptop theft, breakage, and battery charging as well as how we planned to provide technical support. Then they asked about what we are doing about technology resistant teachers. At this point my… Continue

Added by Susan Geiger on April 27, 2007 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

Invitation to the First International Virtual Coffee House

Please join Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA) on May 17th from 7:00 p.m. EDT to 9:00 p.m. EDT as we share our talents with other communities around the world. This pilot event will be an opportunity to meet artists and see their work. We don't yet know exactly what to expect, but are hoping for happy, amazing and inspirational introductions to creativity around the globe. If you can't participate, we do…


Added by Erika Thickman Miller on April 26, 2007 at 6:13pm — No Comments


Just spent some time perusing the forum and have come away with a refreshed sense of what I want to accomplish before the end of the year. My colleague is retiring and was speaking with me today about how she can make things easier on me through the end of the school year as she won't be here through the end (and I don't blame her for not wanting to lose some of her sick days, especially expecting a grandson around that time!). I just can't believe that the end of the school year is so close…


Added by Beth Ehrlich Slater on April 26, 2007 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Book Buddies...

In true Karol Sacca style- today we held our final book buddies of the year. Since this was our last one, I made the kids read from part of the world I chose.

For the last few years it has been authors from IRAQ,

but this year since so many teachers in our building were working on Africa- we chose that. I'll bet we had 30 folks

signed up and they were reading some really good titles. I was a little disappointed

because several students had…


Added by guybrarian on April 19, 2007 at 8:25pm — No Comments

adding to the conversation

I was just catching up on David Warlick's blog, 2 Cents Worth, and realizing that there's a conversation going on about people feeling they have nothing to contribute to current conversations (he was speaking regarding the Classroom 2.0 ning, but I've actually heard this comment in a few different places lately), especially with those who have much to say on those topics and who do speak out. I've been thinking that way recently, as well, though I also haven't had the means nor the…


Added by Beth Ehrlich Slater on April 19, 2007 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Blog is here

Blog postings are here.

I wish there was a way to embed my blog in Ning.

Added by Rob Darrow on April 18, 2007 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Tomorrow night

This site is awesome. I will be sure to mention it tomorrow night at our SLST meeting at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca. If you are in the area, you are invited to come!

Added by June Keuhn on April 18, 2007 at 10:15am — No Comments


I've been doing some blogging for about a month now and am exploring how to make students more a part of the library online. Joyce's site has been invaluable. Feeling a bit as if I need a translator by my side, especially when things don't work. Hoping to learn/share lots here.

Added by Lesley Edwards on April 17, 2007 at 2:45pm — No Comments

a day of thinking

To my wonderful colleagues who might wander through this morning, it might look like I'm sitting on my rear and not doing anything. The truth is, I'm trying to rejuvenate myself for the last stretch until school is out and also take notes on ideas for next year. I'm starting graduate school again this summer (this time for a CAS in Digital Libraries) and know that even if I intend to plan this summer and come up with some snazzy ideas, I won't. I'm taking two classes this summer, then two in…


Added by Beth Ehrlich Slater on April 17, 2007 at 11:09am — No Comments


I just signed on to this site yesterday. I am excited about having the

opportunity to "play in the sandbox" with all of you. I have

been a teacher librarian in Watertown, Massachusetts for about 17

years. I am happy to find a place where I can share experiences and

thoughts about the field of school librarianship. Since hearing

Chris Harris speak at the MSLA conference in Sturbridge, MA last fall I

have been reading and exploring everything I can get my hands… Continue

Added by Linda Picceri on April 10, 2007 at 8:44am — 2 Comments

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