Monday, November 25, 2013

Audioboo in the Library

Over the past week, I've been playing around with all different kinds of apps. Audioboo was one of those, and I'm excited about the possibilities.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thankful for my PLN

I experienced something wonderful earlier this week, and it happened because of my Professional Learning Network (PLN). 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Some tips for beginning Flippers


This weekend I'm wrapping up a presentation about flipping the school library that I'll give to librarians in my school district next week. The presentation begins with the message shown here on the left. I chose to add this slide because, as a recently "flipped" convert, the memory of being overwhelmed and confused by all the options that technology offers is still pretty fresh in my mind. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Making Connections

Some of the books students explored in the library during National Picture Book Month. 
October was Connected Educator month, and you might be thinking about that when I mention the word "connections," but I'm actually talking about a different kind of connection - the kind we want our students to make with books. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Poverty vs. Technology

Web 2.0 technologies have been around for a while. Business and bloggers, for example, have been reaping the benefits of interactive platforms on the Internet for a few years now. Savvy educators are taking advantage of unique learning opportunities provided by Web 2.0 to help their students develop critical thinking skills, and the Flipped Classroom approach to instruction is revolutionizing traditional learning methods. Some schools are lucky enough to have a mobile device for each student in a classroom.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The EdCamp Experience

Yesterday I experienced my first edcamp.

For months, I had heard bits and pieces about edcamps from people I follow on Twitter, and the people who shared their edcamp experiences sounded excited, even (re)invigorated after having attended it. Naturally, their tweets piqued my curiosity. I started looking for edcamps in my area because I had to know what all the hype was about.