I am a Canadian teacher who has been working in El Salvador since 1994. I currently teach ICT as well as run the new Learning Resources Centre. Our staff and students have taken to web 2.0 in a big way and we hope to continue expanding our digital toolboxes.
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight.
If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!
If you e-mail me i'll give you some details on my book review process. firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm also encoraging everyone to help our school win a $30,000 technology makeover by voting for our video in the eInstruction video contest. We are finalists. Go the link below, SIGN UP, then vote for We Use Technology Melissa Texas in the K-5 division. Please pass this oas well. We need hundreds of votes!
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.