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Surviving the First Month!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeri Hurd Aug 16, 2007.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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Originally from Tacoma, Wa, I taught English there for 11 years before moving overseas and teaching in Turkey and Egypt for 10 years. Now I'm back in the States, but on the other coast, which is almost like being in a foreign country for me! Once I've finished my library degree at Pitt, I start a new job in Connecticut, where I'll be the 6-12 Librarian, heavily involved in technology integration.
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Copyright friendly image list

"My" teachers have been complaining about not having access to high-quality images without scrounging around for hours on the web. So I put together this wiki of copyright-friendly image sources. Also a long list of historical political cartoons, which the history teachers appreciate. Feel free to use it! Or add anything! password is opensesame4

Posted on November 10, 2007 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

Beta Test for Yahoo

The new job has really usurped all the time I was spending blogging and reading on the web. I'm slowly starting to get back into the swing of things, though.

Just a head's up for anyone who is interested. Yahoo is looking for beta-testers for some super-secret new tool they're working on. I was a beta-test for the new Search Assist tool they use; it was fun and didn't take much time. Anyway, they want more librarians, so if you're intersted, here's the link.…


Posted on October 25, 2007 at 10:54am

Blatant Self Promotion!

If I can advertise myself a bit. I'm currently doing a series on creating documentaries in the classroom over on my blog. I provide a link to ALL my handouts, which should be a good resource to give your teachers.

Actually, on second thought, I'll just upload them here, (one of those Duh! moments!). Still, the blog posts give detail/background, and are too long to cross post, so I hope you'll check it out!



Posted on August 14, 2007 at 10:39am

Beyond Blogs and Wikis: Online Tools for Collaboration

I just wrote a post on my blog talking about some great online collaboration tools I've found, that I think will work very well for students doing group research projects. Would be very interested to hear your comments/thoughts.

Posted on August 3, 2007 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

Great Resources/Websites

I've been collecting online resources and sharing them with students in my info lit class. It occurred to me today they might be useful for people on the Ning, too. Though I'm sure you already know many of them. Anyway, here they are, if you're interested!


Download greatlinks2.doc…


Posted on July 12, 2007 at 8:14am — 2 Comments

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At 8:54am on February 3, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Jeri, 

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 1:23am on May 28, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Jeri,
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 9:12pm on September 17, 2007, Lesley Edwards said…
Hi Jeri,
Hope all is going well in your new school and your new job. I remember when I switched from elem. to a position as a high school librarian and felt as though I had really jumped in at the deep end. Anyway just wanted you to know I've been missing your blog posts but understand why that's not something you have time for just now!
At 2:11pm on August 3, 2007, Lesley Edwards said…
Thanks Jeri,
I do have a Mac at work and an iBook I can bring home so am looking forward to playing with Skitch.
Did you get the comment I left on your blog about Web in the Classroom?
At 12:39pm on July 16, 2007, Lesley Edwards said…
Loved your Tech Wars cartoon this morning.
Toondo is so much fun to play with.
At 11:51am on May 29, 2007, Judi Moreillon said…
Dear Jeri,
It's great to have you as a member of the BCC Group. Your technological expertise is a great entree into collaboration with classroom teacher colleagues.
What a sweet-looking camel!

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