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In the just in case you wanted to know category- Christopher Bell and I are presenting a online workshop with School Library Journal...Technology on a shoestring- big tools for small budgets. The webcast will be Tuesday, 3/24. We're going to demo all kinds of free tools. Register online and join us if you would like! Most of you probably know the tools, but if you want to hop on so that you can laugh at my foibles- feel free!…


Posted on March 23, 2009 at 11:42am

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I'm getting ready to sit down with my advisory board to do some planning for next year. I've invited very smart teachers and administrators in my school to help. We are going to use the FUTURE protocol developed by Critical Friends Groups. It should be a way of looking "back" from the end of next year to see how things went. I'm really looking forward to some good planning… Continue

Posted on May 1, 2007 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Book Buddies...

In true Karol Sacca style- today we held our final book buddies of the year. Since this was our last one, I made the kids read from part of the world I chose.

For the last few years it has been authors from IRAQ,

but this year since so many teachers in our building were working on Africa- we chose that. I'll bet we had 30 folks

signed up and they were reading some really good titles. I was a little disappointed

because several students had…


Posted on April 19, 2007 at 8:25pm

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At 4:09am on January 27, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Brarian,


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 9:57pm on March 19, 2008, Buffy Hamilton said…
Nice to meet you, too! I hear Colorado is beautiful! I'm a native Georgian...interesting because native Georgians are now the minority in our state's overall population! Our state's population has increased dramatically in the last 10 years. I can't wait to read about Grab N' Gab on your blog later tonight or in the morning! Thank you for sharing! I also loved you post about the Spanish teacher using Voki---I will share this idea with our FL teachers. :-)

Does your district block Ning?

Also, sorry to keep asking you so many questions, but...

1. Can you tell me about that AP Biology Pill Bug project or point me to a blog post about it?

2. Also, Bud the Teacher on Twitter mentioned you had made a video; he said, "Watching @pgoerner use index cards to explain Twitter. Brilliant." Is this video posted somewhere? How cool!

OK...hopefully, I have not questioned you to death in the last 24 hours! Thank you! :-) Buffy
At 11:58am on January 5, 2008, Krissy Neddo said…
I signed up for a Yahoo account to make it. I then cropped it in a graphic editor. Yahoo has code for imbedding it ,but the size they give doesn't fit. I have a small farm and the kids like to hear about the chickens and pigs, so it was a good match. My fourth and fifth graders are using KidPix to make their avatars for the VoiceThreads, but Dream Avatar and DoppelMe have caught on with a few kids, too.
At 7:47pm on December 17, 2007, guybrarian said…
Today was the day I helped AP Bio students with their Pill Bug project. It was cool. They used a document camera to project their lab and introduce the task. It was very cool to see the dancing bugs on the wall, then walk over to the tiny box! (hey- I took pictures too!)
At 10:40pm on November 28, 2007, Nancy White said…
Hi! Did you see that I finally posted your message on the CASL blog? I am still figuring out how all these tools work. I didn't realize it was "waiting" for my approval. Sorry for the delay!
At 11:27pm on November 26, 2007, guybrarian said…
OK- haven't written for a while. Meeting with some PL's tomorrow to share collaboration ideas...should be interesting!
At 12:22am on November 14, 2007, guybrarian said…
Not much to report here- just getting ready for Book Buddies Wed 14th,...I hope to encourage them to do Voicethread reviews of their books. Also- anime club in the afternoon. Sounds tiring- I need to teach the last class of tech to our specialty school too!
At 11:34pm on August 28, 2007, guybrarian said…
Jen needs to have something for her high need Spcl Ed kids- I wonder what we could collaborate on?
At 11:34pm on August 28, 2007, guybrarian said…
Worked with John M today- he is helping his resource kids research their own disabilities and then write about them. He found some good links (specific disabilities) which made it easy for me to help out and put them on the web site.
At 11:33pm on August 28, 2007, guybrarian said…
Worked with Nikki in science today. She wants to set up Media stations in her room so that she can play streaming videos of scientists! This is hard to set up, but soooo cool!

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