Category Archives: Library 2.0

Deep End

My school district starts after Labor Day, so this week has all been about getting the rooms ready, plus three days of professional development and inservice. As the librarian and IT person, the latter position for which I am only … Continue reading

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Technology in the 21st century classroom

One of the major issues facing education is how technology can be used in the classroom in a way that is effective to teaching, learning, and assessment. The National Education Technology Plan was created by the Department of Education in … Continue reading

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The (Digital) Natives are Restless

Technology is often underused in education where most often the Power Point presentation is considered to be the epitome of high-tech. For some reason, seasoned educators scoff at social media and other digital tools as effective ways of reaching out … Continue reading

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Nerding (and Geeking) Out at the Library of Congress

Though I had lived in Maryland for a couple of years and visited most of the museums in the Smithsonian complex, I have never actually visited the Library of Congress. Yesterday, I decided to take advantage of the relatively nice … Continue reading

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Social Media Policy

Social Media Policy for School Districts Though it’s become obvious that more students are spending time online, shockingly few school districts have anything even closely resembling a social media policy.  Even fewer schools take into consideration the behavior of the … Continue reading

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Born Digital pt. 2

ALA Tech Source tweeted my video today!  Thanks, Ariel, for bringing it to my attention.

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Hyperlinked and hyperlocal

Last week, I talked about how a library needs to be more transparent since today’s users instinctively distrust any attempt at secrecy. This week’s readings about the hyperlinked organization emphasizes just how much transparency is required in order for organizations … Continue reading

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