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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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Storify and storytelling

In my paper about educational technology, I mentioned Storify as a great classroom tool. After watching the president’s speech last night, I decided to create a story of my own and pulled in various news items, images, and even tweets. … 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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Collaboration

Often, we’re afraid to collaborate with one another because we’re afraid. We afraid of not having time to get our own work done. We’re afraid that our ideas won’t be accepted. We’re afraid that the other individual(s) may not be … 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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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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Brand monitoring: Save Libraries

Rather than monitor a brick and mortar organization, I decided to track Save Libraries, which is, according to its website, a “grassroots effort to compile information and advocacy resources for libraries that are facing devastating budget cuts.” The save libraries movement … Continue reading

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