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Librarians and Danielson and PA

Late last spring, our district distributed the Danielson Framework for Teaching rubric listing the components of instruction–divided into 22 components and 76 smaller elements, and clustered into four domains. Danielson’s Framework, is designed to serve as the the foundation of a school or district’s mentoring, coaching, professional development, and teacher evaluation processes, thus linking all those activities together […]

Help me crowdsource TL monthly checklists?

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I’ve had these in my files for a couple of years doing nobody no good. So, I thought it was time to crowd-source, update and improve a series of checklists I’ve planning to work on and share. The checklists are meant to be a handy list of things to plan, do, and celebrate month-by-month in the life […]

The new community-sourced Classroom 2.0 Book

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To celebrate its 5th anniversary the Classroom 2.0 Community (with the help of additional educational networks), recently released the community-sourced  Classroom 2.0 The Book. Inspired by and led by community founder, Steve Hargadon, with Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers) and Chris Dawson (ZDNet Education), the project’s official deadline for submissions was today, April 21st. In […]

New Zealand: The future of library services to NZ students

A couple of summers ago I was invited to visit New Zealand and speak at the SLANZA Conference. I will never forget the warm welcome, the energy, and the passion of the librarians I met in Auckland.  While I was there I toured the National Library of New Zealand and had the pleasure of meeting […]

#tlchat was even more live last night

I’ve said it before, but last night was further proof of the power of our growing TL network.  The live Monday night twitter chat (#tlchat) we began back in September, ran on both Twitter and Google+ Hangouts last night.  And our intrepid team managed and archived both platforms. The topic was: Get Those Books Moving: […]

New York approves a new school librarian evaluation rubric

Sara Kelly Johns just shared this news from New York State. The New York State Department of Education (SED) recently approved a school library evaluation rubric. Sara shares: This rubric means that school librarians will be evaluated as school librarians, not classroom teachers and was the third submission in an effort led by the Section […]

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.

12/5 is Smackdown/Open Mic/Karaoke night. Prepare!

Time to look back at the best of 2011 in our school library/edtech world and share! At the TL Virtual Cafe on December 5th, 8PM Eastern, we’ll be hosting a Learning Tools Open Mic/Smackdown/Karaoke.  And the plan is to get ready by building a crowd-souced presentation/book. Gwyneth and I are listed as host and presenter, […]

Library 2.011: Not live, but very much alive and free

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Last week many of us had the opportunity to attend the free, online, global conference, Library 2.011.  But if school or sleep or life in general prevented you from attending a few sessions, the good news is they are all archived as a rich legacy of this inaugural event.  (Thank you Steve Hargadon and San […]