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Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Emerick Jun 13, 2008.


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I am an elementary school librarian. I love finding ways of taking old, dull materials and making them relevant to my students. I use video extensively in my lessons. I believe that school librarians are in a unique positions as teachers and that we should take advantage of it!

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Hello all,

Shameless plug, but important as well. We have a very differnt way of acquiring technology for our school. we enter video competitions. My wife and I entered a contest sponsored by the National Parks Foundation to try and win a state of the art camera for our elementary school. Our video is a tongue in cheek look at our trip to Big Bend National Park. We need votes to get the prize! If you've enjoyed my videos I ask that you go to the site, register (it's short and safe!) and… Continue

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 7:17pm

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Hello all,

My wife and I entered a contest sponsored by the National Parks Foundation to try and win a state of the art camera for our elementary school. Our video is a tongue in cheek look at our trip to Big Bend National Park. We need votes to get the prize! If you've enjoyed my videos I ask that you go to the site, register (it's short and safe!) and vote for our video now through September 23rd. You can vote once a day so vote early and often. Please pass this on to everyone. We really… Continue

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 6:30pm


Most of you have probably heard of Glogster but if you haven't, I suggest you try it out! The .edu.glogster site is now private and is an amazing tool for student work. This year our school theme is Star Trek and I created a Star Trek themed Glog web for our school. It will continue to grow as the year progresses but if you would like to see it go to:
I will be posting more book reviews there as we get into the school year.

Posted on September 6, 2009 at 10:34pm


My wife and I produced a video for the Interwrite Learning contest and lo and behold we are in the finals! This is a $15,000 contest to get her some badly needed technology for her classroom. Problem is we are in the public voting stage of the competition and up against much larger districts with a lot of voting power. If you have liked my videos I ask that you go register and vote for her video. I admit that I am biased in this case, but I know how much she needs this equipment and her…


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At 8:16am on February 3, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Doug, 

I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of 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 . 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!


Mike McQueen

Teacher Librarian at McLain HS

Lakewood, CO

At 3:56pm on August 10, 2009, Jaclyn Heeney said…
I love your book reviews posted here! I am going to try to do the same thanks to viewing these! I also would like to hear more about how you animate these characters?
At 7:14am on June 27, 2009, Kathryn said…
Doug, I'm still interested in learning more about your animating characters technique. Are you interested in giving a few tips to a amateur? I will be in Dallas June 27 - July 24.
At 1:01am on May 28, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Doug,
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.

Mike McQueen

LET'S NETWORK HERE TOO (request me as a friend):
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At 8:15pm on April 20, 2009, Amy King said…
I love those READ posters. I don't think I am that talented in photo shop, but my husband is. Maybe he will do it for me.
At 4:53pm on April 19, 2009, Kathryn said…
Thanks again for the info. It was very helpful. I believe that I will purchase the Crazy Talk Pro after trying the basic version this morning and hearing back from you. I do have a few more questions: First, Do you know if I have windows for Mac if the Crazy Talk would work on the Mac, Second, Do you record the voices on the crazy talk software or type it in and the character mechnically talks what has been typed, Third, Does the Crazy Talk Pro save into a quicktime movie format, and Fourth, Does the Vegas Software accept quicktime movies for editing. I don't mind a PC and actually I prefer them but my district has a Mac preference. Mid-Del School District is North of Norman and a suburb of OKC. I'm not an OU grad but attend meetings there such as Festival of Books, Computer related workshops, and Nat'l Brd meetings as a mentor. Norman is a nice town but I understand you have go where the best opportunity is. Actually, I'm going to be in Dallas to assess for NBPTS with Pearson on Central Expressway in July. Would you be interested in giving a short seminar on your Movie Making around that time. I'll pay for your services. Thanks KSK
At 4:59am on April 19, 2009, Kathryn said…
Thanks for the info on making the video book review. I have similar questions that are listed already. Such as, which version of Crazy Talk do you use, do you use mac or pc, and which movie editor version of Vegas would work best for a beginner?
At 11:02pm on March 20, 2009, M Collins said…
Thanks for the info. Not sure if I am techy enough to do it. I have checked out your kids books reviews and I love that they are anoymous.
At 8:56pm on March 16, 2009, Deana Miller said…
Is the standard version of Crazy Talk enough to make the book reviews or do you have the "Pro" edition?
At 8:33pm on March 16, 2009, Deana Miller said…
Can you please tell me what program or website you used to make your reading slides with the teachers in them?

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