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Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE)


Frank Baker recently wrote to point me to The Journal of Media Literacy Education. This is one journal that ought to be on all TL’s reading lists and it is one we should bring to the attention of our partner teachers and administrators to inform both our study and our practice. Sponsored by members of the […]

Elementary Library Routines: a new community of practice wiki


The wonderful elementary librarians out there are getting very wiki.  Elementary Library Routines is a new space for this particular community of practice to engage in knowledge sharing relating to effective practice. The site explains: This wiki was born from a short Twitter conversation and the admiration of the work of Harry Wong. Please add […]

Challenging a YouTube takedown with fair use


In prepping for my upcoming workshops, I discovered the tongue-in-cheek video: Know Your Meme: Challenging a YouTube Take Down with Fair Use. Students have new tools to add to their arsenal for claiming fair use when they remix.  Though the instinct might be to back down in a claim, as content creators, kids have rights, […]

My ISTE highlights (Part 1)


I am just back from ISTE10 in Denver.  Though our ranks were split again between ALA and ISTE, TLs in Denver were there to represent, to share our roles and our values in the school edtech ecosystem. Some of my Conference highlights: At Edubloggercon I participated in a lively group of unplugged and unpracticed discussions […]


I’ll admit it.  I am a Twitter junkie.  No surprise. Despite my lists and all my third party apps, my stream is a bear to keep on top of.  I’ve been playing with yet another third party app and I like it. organizes links shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format. […]



Mark Moran (of FindingDulcinea, SweetSearch, and Dulcinea Media) wrote yesterdayto announce the beta launch of  a new, K8 search engine for children, SweetSearch4Me. Mark describes the new tools and urges us to share our feedback: We’re releasing SweetSearch4Me now at the end of the school year so we can solicit, receive and process feedback from school […]

Edistorm: brainstorming and evaluating


If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know I am a big fan of WallWisher for backchanneling and brainstorming and planning and content analysis.  I just added Edistorm to my toolkit. I will continue to use WallWisher because it allows me to link to and include media in my stickies, but Edistorm […]

A time to reflect

Each year, I struggle with it, but when it’s done, the process and the product seem even more important to me.  Like several of my colleagues, this year I prepared a media version as well. Open publication – Free publishing It’s been a year of ups and downs for libraries all over.  For us, at […]

Office goes 2.0


If you or your students are users of Microsoft’s Office suite, you’re likely to be very interested in the new browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote now available free on Office Web Apps on SkyDrive, Microsoft’s free storage platform. The release of these free, sharable apps appears to be a response to the […]

TL Café Discusses Skype an Author


Join us on Monday, June 7th at 8:00 PM Eastern for this month’s very cool TL Virtual Café event.  Dr. Mona Kerby and Sarah Chauncey will discuss their Skype an Author Network.  Gwyneth Jones will host. Mona and Sarah explain the purpose of their site: Our goal is to set up a network of authors […]