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Librarians Being Punished

(…see article CASTRO PERSECUTES LIBRARIANS, written by Nat Hentoff of the Washington Times)Hentoff sheds some light on some disturbing news in an op-ed piece yesterday. He writes, "The librarians are being punished for making available to Cubans books not permitted in the heavily censored state-run library system."and even more disturbing news from the article… "Many of these [...]

Everyone’s got an opinion

…especially when it comes to what to do with BAD TEACHERS. We've all seen them. And I'm sure we've all had maybe one (or two). This post over at the Washington Monthly brings to mind my fifth grade teacher (who will remain nameless).  She was very sweet; but lacked effective classroom management skills and therefore spent much of the [...]

Read The ISTE NETS Draft

Here's the ISTE NETS (in pdf) draft of skills and expectations for our darling 'digital natives' and what they should be learning in their digital world. [comes via School Libraryland] -Amy Bowllan

Jobs On A RANT

Here are two quotes from the AppleInsider that may have some validity; but ONLY if you're new to teaching.  [Thoughts From Apple CEO Steve Jobs]Jobs said the problem with U.S. institutions is that they have become unionized to a point where ridding public schools of poor teachers is prohibited. "This unionization and lifetime employment of K-12 teachers is [...]

Digital Media Comes To Class

My broadcast journalism students just took part in Linden schools take television technology up several notches That means live programming for students, who now must watch shows after they have been taped in the media center. THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITION http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-42/1172071227196100.xml&coll=5By Linda Angelo anyone else using video production in the classroom.

Libraries are OUT of This World

“Everywhere where humans are, I think there should be a library,”  (This quote comes via Techshout.com article, Charles Simonyi, the next space tourist wants to have a Library in Outer Space) -Amy Bowllan

Storynory Followup

Hugh Fraser from Storynory emailed me some updated information to share with SLJ blog readers. He writes…We are making it easy for  schools, libraries and bloggers  to post our free audio stories on their sites.  I wondered if this might interest you? You can even just  copy the code into a blog post.  It might look fun. [...]

Storynory Followup

Hugh Fraser from Storynory emailed me some updated information to share with SLJ blog readers. He writes…We are making it easy for  schools, libraries and bloggers  to post our free audio stories on their sites.  I wondered if this might interest you? You can even just  copy the code into a blog post.  It might look fun. [...]

Check Out VCU Libraries

…for THREE years they've sponsored a Black History Month Blog! This blog is PERFECT for upper school student, is regularly updated and has links to video archives, pictures and people you should know…a keeperblog for sure.  -Amy Bowllan

Check Out VCU Libraries

…for THREE years they've sponsored a Black History Month Blog! This blog is PERFECT for upper school student, is regularly updated and has links to video archives, pictures and people you should know…a keeperblog for sure.  -Amy Bowllan