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How do you keep up? Part 1: slideshare & authorSTREAM

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Whenever I share at a conference, I get asked a couple of questions:  “How do you learn about all this stuff?”  “How do you keep up?” Most of us did not learn strategies for the type of keeping up we now need to do when we were in library school. New tools for current awareness, [...]

Connected Educator Month: You know you are a connected TL when . . .

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October is Connected Educator Month (#ce13). The CEM calendar is packed with opportunities for growth and, of course, connection. The Starter Kit, by Sheryl Nussbaum Beach and Powerful Learning Practice, in collaboration with the Connected Educators initiative, is packed with links and videos and takes a 31 days approach for this special month, giving you one simple way to [...]

#TLElem: starting a new conversation

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@cktechtl: I have been an elem teacher-librarian for 6 yrs. @librarianmissk: This is my 4th yr as a TL, but it’s my 1st year in elem. @cktechtl: Sometimes I feel that I can’t keep up with new ideas @librarianmissk: Sometimes I feel like I am on a island by myself. I’ve kinda immersed my grad [...]

#tlchat Live tonight

Tonight’s the night.  Our first #tlchat runs live on Twitter from 8PM till 9PM Eastern time. During this hour, feel free to contribute or just lurk as we discuss the topic you selected in our Twitter poll: Collaboration: how to get it going and how to keep it going. If it’s your first time in [...]

In PLN news #1: Jennifer’s PLN Starter Kit

Thanks, Jennifer LaGarde, for pulling together a wonderful PLN Starter Kit. Jennifer described the need to crowdsource such a tool in yesterday’s Adventures of Library Girl post. About a month ago I asked you to help me create a “PLN Starter Kit” – a resource for educators who are ready to start building a Personal [...]

In PLN news 2 . . .Mightybell TLChat

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A couple of posts ago I wrote about Mightybell as a new platform for curation and conversation. Let’s test drive it. I’ve set up a TLChat space.  Stop in and play. Add your favorite resources.  Invite friends.  Post questions.  Start chats.  I’d be happy to make any TL who asks a host.

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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 [...]

Curating the #TLChat Daily

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We began archiving the #TLChat hashtag as a daily newspaper around eight months ago. And now everyday I look forward to my email reminder to check out our newly aggregated news.  But, when I looked at the number of other subscribers (only 56!), I realized that so many of you have not yet discovered this [...]

Very Kind Kindle support from Buffy! (and on further celebrating our network)

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I love you, Buffy J. Hamilton!  And I love our network! Earlier this fall I worked with the Special Ed Department on a Kindle roll-out, a project we’ve set up as a formal research project to explore the effect of ereaders on reading motivation.  But when we unpacked our own first library Kindles yesterday, a [...]