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SIGMS Launches 1 Tool at a Time (and a Loerscher SL webinar)!

Hooray!  SIGMS (our own lovely ISTE special interest group) just announced powerful opportunities for learning and retooling.  This month you can meet with one of my mentors (and likely one of yours too), David Loertscher.  And you can join in on the exciting, new 1 Tool at a Time series!  This first event will cover […]

Apps for student teacher librarians

About a year ago around this time I began thinking of the apps I really wanted to load (metaphorically) on my students’ screens. This semester, I am very blessed to have a brilliant student teacher with me!  Nora has also been with us as a parent volunteer.  Like all my other student teachers, Nora arrived […]

TL Cafe: On Indispensability. Join us.

Don’t miss our September TL Cafe session:  Making You and Your Library Indispensable. When: Monday, September 13th @8PM EST (Yes, we normally meet the first Monday of each month, but we’re making a Labor Day holiday adjustment.) Guests: Gwyneth Jones, Shannon Miller & Keisa Williams  (Each is an outstanding practitioner with oh-so-creative ideas!) Host: the […]

On returning from Oz

I’ve just returned from nearly three weeks in Australia. It’s been a long time since I was away from home for so long. During the first leg of my trip, I spoke at the Winter(!) conference of the librarians of SLAV (School Library Association of Victoria).  I’ve never met a more intrepid, creative, energetic and […]

Elementary Library Routines: The Back Story

I asked Keisa Williams (@keisawilliams) if she’d mind sharing a little about how Elementary Library Routines, that cool new crowd-sourcing wiki I blogged about the other day, got off the ground. Her story reveals the power of our growing tribe to collaborate and empower . . .

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 […]

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 […]

On ISTE and ALA and our tribe

Over the course of the past couple of years we’ve been building a tribe. We already had organizations, lots of them.  What we need(ed) to move forward was a tribe, or several of them. Perhaps you didn’t notice it growing, but my guess is that the readers of this blog (and the readers and writers […]