Tech Smackdown!

The 2011 Carol A. Kearney Leadership Retreat was held earlier this week at Cornell. What an amazing event. I had no idea this retreat had been going on for 20 years. The event, put on […]

WISE (Wonder, Investigate, Synthesize, Express)

BOCES program guides students in seeking, understanding information online The School Library Services (SLS) of the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES has introduced local school districts to a new curriculum model called WISE (Wonder, Investigate, Synthesize, Express) that’s […]

New Tech Camp Workshop – but no “canoe time”

I’m really looking forward to a new workshop tomorrow!  We’ve been calling it various things: Tech Camp – The Sequel, Advanced Tech Camp, Research 2.0 and so on. Whatever you call it, this workshop will […]

HistoryPin: Maps, Photos and Stories

I’m getting delightfully lost in the HistoryPin website. Old photos, layered on top of Google Maps and stories to go with them – all things that I love to explore. What is HistoryPin? The site […]

Symbaloo & Research 2.0 Workshop

SymbalooEDU -  Symbaloo is a handy personalized start page service that helps you organize  links to favorite sites and displays headlines from RSS feeds. Similar start page services include iGoogle, NetVibes and Pageflakes. Though Symbaloo […]

Summer Reading Glogster Poster

Jan Tunison, who is the Head of Library Services at the Scotia-Glenville (NY) High School forwarded this wonderful summer reading poster that she created with Glogster. Additionally, she’s in the process of creating ones for […]

Google Sessions at Capital Region School Library System

Thanks to everyone for attending the last two workshops at the Capital Region BOCES School Library System. As promised, here are the slides from today’s Search Update and the Google Earth workshop a few weeks […]

A Nation Without School Libraries

(via: AASL Hotlinks April 2010) Add to the Google map of a nation without school librarians This map marks the cities, towns, communities, and states that have made the decision to either eliminate certified school […]

School Library Tech Camp – March 2010

Last weekend, 30+ school librarians & classroom teachers gathered at the Hotel Thayer at West Point for 2 days of Tech Camp! After a bit of a rocky start due to problems with the hotel’s […]

Got a terrific school library web site?

Got a terrific school library web site? Does your site need a pick me up? Or a complete make-over? Get some inspiration from your colleagues web sites and share your own great examples on the […]

Banned Book Week at the Unquiet Library

Buffy Hamilton, Roxanne Johnson and Tammy Beasley have done a great job transforming their library (Creekview High School, GA) for Banned Book Week. The windows are wrapped in brown paper and books covered with “Do […]