I tend to stay away from mainstream television media, but want to know what's going on in the world. I know some skeptics believe the Drudge Report is a rightwing media tool, however, I find that I am very interested in the obscure stories you can't find on the evening or morning news shows. Also, the Drudge Report is now one of the hottest places to check for new/breaking news....Matt Drudge (site author) updates constantly. Besides there are plenty of links to "bashing" stories on both…Continue
Added by Durff on August 26, 2007 at 4:58pm — No Comments
Have a laptop and wireless in your home? If so you are probably so tech savy already (or someone in your house is) that you don't need to improve your tech skills, but you can if you want to - even in bed! If you have a desktop at home, you can still improve your tech skills as well and you can do it in your slippers and pj's. So says a recent article from eSchool News: " Teachers gain tech skills…Continue
Added by Connie Masson on August 26, 2007 at 4:30pm — No Comments
“If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them” is an article in The Journal (Transforming Education Through Technology). The magazine was shared with me recently as there was an article about librarians becoming the technology…Continue
Added by Connie Masson on August 23, 2007 at 1:11pm — No Comments
I read "The New Librarians" online in The Journal with excitement. Jack Strawn, school librarian at Sandra Day O'Conner High School in Helotes, TX, is using his strengths to "help usher in the technological changes that schools must address". Joyce Valenza, one of our industry's leading library information specialists of Springfield Township High School in Erdenheim, PA, says working with technology engages students and models how the…Continue
Added by Connie Masson on August 23, 2007 at 12:04pm — No Comments
Project Name: On the Trail of the First People
Description: On the Trail of the First People is an online, collaborative standards-based social studies unit that seeks to incorporate…Continue
I registered for two grad classes today.... am I crazy to take two and work full time?!?! The courses are curriculum and assessment. I am actually looking forward to these courses as I am hoping to learn more. Maybe I can take an existing core curriculum and embed info media skills and create the "perfect" curriculum balance!
I am currently attending a SW Wyoming Tech / ELL conference in Jackson, Wyoming. The key-note speakers, Doug Johnson and Dr. Francisco Rios have been excellent.…Continue
Added by Lori Clark-Erickson on August 16, 2007 at 11:44pm — No Comments
Added by Jeri Hurd on August 14, 2007 at 10:39am — No Comments
What a wonderful, poignant story about a Haitian family whose father, Papa, now lives in New York, toiling for years to bring his family to live with him. Told in first person by Celiane in entries to her notebook, we…Continue
Added by bj neary on August 14, 2007 at 10:23am — No Comments
*This is cross-posted from my personal blog, Infactory.blogspot.com.
When we woke up this morning, there was a goat on our front porch. That’s right—a goat. Now, a goat is not something you see every day, particularly when he’s camped out all night at your door.
Not knowing what else to do, we befriended him and named him Billy Boy. He ate dog treats and lots of leaves, we…
Added by Peggy Milam Creighton on August 8, 2007 at 7:55pm — No Comments
Thank you for welcoming me to TeacherLibrarian Ning. I found you by taking an online summer class called School Library Learning2.0 sponsored by the California School Library Association. What I have learned in the course will dramatically change my teaching next year. It is embarrassing to admit, but no one in our district uses blogs, wikis, tagging, or RSS. I have heard these terms at conferences and read about them in periodicals, but had no idea how powerful they could be and how easy to…Continue
There is always so much new to learn! How exciting and how overwhelming at the same time. At least I have accepted the fact that I will never catch up and I am learning to be adept at "treading water" :) And we are all "in the same boat".
What at time we live in today and how wonderful are the opportunities to communicate on whatever level of depth we choose and/or can handle.
The world is ours for the taking. I feel powerful and weak all at the same time.