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Congressional Timeline: New from the Dirkson Congressional Center

The Dirksen Congressional Center just launched Congressional Timeline 1.0, making easily available in an attractive, visual format: Major laws — more than 200 examples — passed by Congress from 1933 to the present The partisan composition of each Congress, along with the presidential administration and the congressional leaders The session dates of each Congress Measures […]

On research transparency and inadequate containers

Yesterday, I walked around the library watching our seniors work.  They are two weeks into their graduation projects and it occurred to me that things look very different from the way they looked a few years back. This year the prop I am using to illustrate the shift towards research transparency and interactivity is the […]

Glogster plays even nicer with Wikispaces (and vice versa)

My colleague, Kevin, just stopped in with a cool poster project for his German class. He asked me for advice in embedding Glogster.edu widgets onto his class wiki. I started to explain that he needed to tell the students to select other in the embed options, when he shared with me that he noticed a […]

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 […]

Pathfinder swap?

After years of creating web-based pathfinders, it occurred to me that I wasn’t the only one out there doing this work.  As a profession, we continue to reinvent wheels when we could instead build on each others’ best work, discover new resources more quickly, and share models of effective practice. A number of us are […]