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Skype in the Classroom

skypeintheclassroom

We’ve been waiting for this. For many of us who are already used to using all those lovely new tools for communication and collaboration, the missing piece has been the easy strategy for finding the perfect professional partnership for like-minded or like-curricular collaboration. For sharing resources and effective practice. For connecting our learners with their [...]

corkboardme

I got a total of four cards in the mail.   And I thought I could/would let this birthday pass quietly. But I am so glad you didn’t let that happen.  Thank you, lovely PLN, for all the sweet greetings you sent on all of my various networking platforms.  Facebook and Twitter brought out old friends [...]

On Librarians and Point Guards

photo © 2010 U.S. Army | more info (via: WylioIt’s still March (barely), so I suppose it makes sense to talk basketball. I confess that my knowledge of the game is limited to my experience watching my son Matt from the bleachers. Here’s what I do understand. Matty has always played point guard.  He’s fast, [...]

The Seven-Keynote MLS?

In my last post I wrote of Buffy Hamilton’s  Crowdsourcing Recommended Reads for Issues in School Librarianship.  Inspired by a request from her mentor and friend, Dr. Mary Ann Fitzgerald, of the University of Georgia, Buffy polled her PLN and compiled their impressive list of recommendations. That post echoed a post I’ve left in draft [...]

Buffy’s Poll: Crowdsourcing the Critical Reads

Buffy Hamilton  (Unquiet Librarian and new Mover and Shaker) recently posted: Crowdsourcing Recommended Reads for Issues in School Librarianship.  Inspired by a request from her mentor and friend, Dr. Mary Ann Fitzgerald, of the University of Georgia, Buffy polled her PLN for recommendations for a recently published single book: a paradigm shifter sort of book [...]

Moving new tools

newnewtools

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve worked with my practicum student Jenni to pack up my very messy New Tools Workshop wiki to new, much neater space. (And happily, our Tech Director, Kirsten Swanson, just joined the fun!) It’s not perfectly ready-for-primetime, but I am pretty excited about our new New Tools Guide and [...]

Pursuing the perfect pathfinder platform

sqworl

I wanted to share just a little of the piece I just posted for VOYA on my epic quest for the best pathfinder platform. My exploration involved creating pathfinders of pathfinder platforms.   Here’s one using Sqworl And one using LiveBinders: And one using Weblist: And one using Jogtheweb: See the VOYA piece for more details [...]

INFOdocket and FullTextReports

infodocket

Gary Price alerts me. I’ve been following his work as editor of ResourceShelf for more than ten years   Now, he and his scouting and writing partner Shirl Kennedy, continue to feed me tasty information leads, in two new information spaces:  INFOdocket and FullTextReports Still shy of two-months old, these prodigious infant sites are engaged in [...]

Our new posters

AASL's21stcenturylearnerpostersmall

My practicum student Jenni Stern and I have been playing with ideas for promoting new and traditional skills we think are important.  And we’ve been inspired by my good friend Gwyneth Jones’ Comic Life At-A-Glance tutorial posters. Says Jenni: Gwyneth’s posters guide students and teachers to work creatively. Her design is contemporary and eye catching, in [...]

Join SIGMS for Copyright Clarity tomorrow night!

Tomorrow night, ISTE’s SIGMS presents a free webinar featuring my good friend Kristen Hokanson and Spiro Bolos.   If you are a librarian and you are not up to speed on issues relating to fair use, this is a must-attend event. The details (reprinted from Brenda Anderson’s announcement): When: Monday, March 14, 2011 at 8pm ET [...]