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On library mashups

Don’t you just love it when we build on each others’ good work? Here’s what happened.  Jennifer LaGarde, aka Library Girl, inspired by the work of Carl Harvey, created her Are You Ready? poster/infographic. Around the same time, a number of us discovered and were playing around with Thinglink. (I think I first discovered it [...]

Above and Beyond: The Story of the 4Cs

Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student, advises that we inspire learners to achieve and that we teach well beyond the bubble test: In an increasingly complex, demanding and competitive 21st century, students need to learn more than the [...]

Kathy’s bloomin’ iPad

Thank you, Kathy Schrock, for creating this lovely new chart of free, content neutral apps aligned with levels and verbs suggested by the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy.  So much to explore! Kathy’s work is inspired by Andrew Churches’ Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy blog and Leslie Owen Wilson’s Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.  To recommend additional apps, visit the form [...]

Goodbye, Google Directory

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And another one bites the dust. (See Alas, poor learners . . .your Wonder Wheel is Gone!) On Wednesday, the Unofficial news and tips about Google blog led me to the sad news that Google Directory [was] no longer available. Now, some may think that Google’s second service–launched in 2000 after the search engine itself [...]

Embedit.in

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Every once in a while you discover an app that simply and quietly makes your life just a little easier.  An app that ought to be on your virtual Swiss Army knife of apps.  Aviary, Zamzar, Picnik come easily to mind.  I could gush about them all day long. Recently I added Embedit.in to that [...]

School Libraries: What’s Next (an ebook project)

Share your vision for our future.  Please consider contributing to this exciting crowdsourced collaborative visioning project coordinated by Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton. To coincide with the 2011 Treasure Mountain and AASL National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we are engaging in an ebook publishing experiment, and we want you to be a part of it! [...]

Dear ISTE: How about NETS TL?

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Dear ISTE, I’ve been attending your conference since the early 1990s, before the Web was born.  I was a founding member of SIGMS, which has grown, under the stewardship of so many of my TL colleagues, to one of ISTE’s more powerful SIGs. At this year’s conference in Philadelphia, you released three new sets of [...]

Which style? The responses

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A few days back, I presented a little survey to explore which documentation styles were most prevalent at the K12 and the university levels.  The question came out of a Social Studies Department professional development session. At our high school, we’ve been using MLA for all but Science Department projects.  Our students move fairly easily [...]

Library 2.011 Virtual Conference: A global conversation on the future of libraries

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Please add this exciting new, free, virtual conf to your calendar and consider writing a proposal for a session: We are pleased to announce the Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference, November 2 – 3, 2011. The conference will be held online, in multiple time zones over the course of two days, and will be free [...]

Which style?

photo © 2008 Ethan Lofton | more info (via: Wylio) Our district is exploring the most prevalent documentation style at the university level. And I am also curious about which styles are used most broadly at the K12 level. So I thought I’d do a little survey and report the results here in a couple [...]