Oops - we're not supposed to say that any more, are we? It's all about the "sounds of learning". I've been thinking about this over the past two Sundays. Last week, in Montreal, I went to the Greene Centre to attend Meeting for Worship. The greeter welcomed me and asked if it were my first… Continue reading Shhh! It’s a library
Dana Woods argues that school librarians are needed; on the other hand, the Project Information Literacy Progress Report clearly shows they're not using us for their research needs. So, what can we do to change students' perception of their abilities and our worth? On a related note, I wonder if it is merely terminology, or… Continue reading Minor musings
It's time for members of ALA to elect next year's leaders. As I've stated before, I do not understand why so many of us in AASL/ALSC/YALSA do not vote... it's soooo easy. This year, I voted for Sara Kelly Johns (President), Alison Ernst (Council), Jennifer Hubert Swan, LizB and Amy Chow (YALSA selection committees), and… Continue reading I voted. Did you?
The videos are now available on YouTube!!
There's been so much said about developing your PLN that many of you are already rolling your eyes. I do understand that, and there are times when my eyes roll, too. Yes, it's a jargon phrase. Haven't we always built a network of friends and colleagues that provided us with advice and support? Isn't part… Continue reading My PLN rocks!
Networks - a good thing, right? We talk about our Personal Learning Network, our network of friends and family. So what could the speakers at TEDxNYED say about networks? First came our second TED Talk, from Chris Abani. You must watch the video. I'll wait Back? Ok, wasn't that amazing? I'd love to have heard… Continue reading One person’s #TEDxNYED – Networks and Action
We started off with our first video TED Talk: Shereen El Feki. Then it was back to the Live, In Person talks. And first up, Jay Rosen. His theme was Citizen Journalism, and he spent a lot of his time taking us through the history of this. Rosen started by saying that he's a pragmatist,… Continue reading One person’s #TEDxNYED – Media
It's lunch and my brain is exploding - all the great ideas I'm hearing about at this conference, and trying to fit it into some coherent way in which to incorporate it at work. The thing that struck me first was, there's definitely a way to make our students' experience of class both more participatory… Continue reading One person’s #TEDxNYED
I think this topic flowed well from the first (Participation), but perhaps that had to do with the speakers in this grouping. It was at about the start of this session that I noticed that there were many people who, like me, were taking notes the old-fashioned way. One fellow pen-and-paperer said that this forced… Continue reading One person’s #TEDxNYED – Openness
I don't claim to be an expert on ed tech, libraries, conferences or any of that - nor am I necessarily taking notes for anyone but me (and trust me, you couldn't read my notes if you tried!). Having disclaimed all that, the following is my take on yesterday's TEDxNYED conference. My advice to all… Continue reading One person’s #TEDxNYED – Participation