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Next TL Café! Ben and Rodd on becoming a change agents

Don’t miss the next free webinar at the TL Café!  Field Guide For Change Agents View more presentations from Ben Hazzard. This coming Monday, April 5th, at 8 PM Eastern, Gwyneth Jones will host Ben Hazzard and Rodd Lucier as they discuss:  What it Means to be a Change Agent in Educational Technology. Gwyneth explains [...]

Google for Teachers: another gift from Richard

Richard Byrne is at it again (happily).  His lovely, new 33-page downloadable and embeddable ebook, Google for Teachers, is chock full of step-by-step, very useful stuff.  Says Richard: Google offers some wonderful tools for teachers, but I’ve learned over the last couple of weeks that while teachers are aware of many of Google’s offerings like [...]

Write your senators and please share this widely!

Please act on ALA’s critical request before April 14th.  More crisis strategies to follow! Ask your senators to protect library funding! Call your senators now to support library funding!  Take Action! Please call your U.S. senators in Washington, D.C., today and ask them to sign onto a "Dear Appropriator" letter that is circulating around the [...]

Pixton for schools

Dear joycevalenza, Pixton for Schools is now easier to use, and has more features than ever! As our valued customer, we invite you to test drive Pixton for Schools for 30 days. All you have to do is login to your account at http://pixton.com/login with your screen name and password. We’ve added a Video Tour [...]

A Nation without School Librarians: Shonda’s crisis map

I’ve seen maps of devastation before–earthquakes, the spread of AIDS, hunger.   Shonda Brisco decided to visualize another type of crisis–a crisis for learners–yesterday when she shared her Google Map, A Nation without School Librarians. She wrote to LM_NET: I REALLY hate to even propose this type of project, but I think it’s important to do [...]

The press, the news, where to go from here

Shonda Brisco shared an idea with LM_NET to visually represent the crisis. She wrote: I REALLY hate to even propose this type of project, but I think it’s important to do this in order to get a visual clue (because SOME individuals need pictures in order to see the impact of poor choices) of WHERE [...]

Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book: a new, free ebook

His Coming of Age, an introduction to Web 2.0, was downloaded at least 60,000 times when he stopped counting.  Many of us used it as an early tour book for the opportunities a new Web presented. Terry Freedman just completed editing, with the help of what seems like a cast of thousands you likely already [...]

Free reader’s theater scripts & much more

@keisawilliams just shared the Free Reader’sTheaterScripts at HaveFunTeaching.com.  What a lovely find! The scripts include Three Billy Goats Gruff Three Little PigsIf You Take A Mouse To School Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night Green Eggs and Ham And, heat up your laminators for the beautiful Reader’s Theater Masks! The site is packed with [...]

Supporting Sara and Gwyneth

   Please vote in two very important elections.  You can make sure that teacher librarians (and the learners we touch) have strong voice in ALA and ISTE. 1. My good friend, Sara Kelly Johns, is running for ALA president.  You can join her and learn more about her energy, creativity, and her plan for the [...]

CSLA’s new advocacy effort

    Brian Selznick     Marianne Wallace                Aliki        Marla Frazee                    Marla Frazee            Tom Kaun Those (thankfully) irrepressible California school librarians are at it again.  Marie Slim wrote to share CSLA’s latest advocacy effort.  It’s a button campaign, but not just any old button campaign.  The winners of this contest were: Aliki Brian Selznick [...]