One final round-up before school begins. Books, Reading, etc. If you do any Dewey instruction or are moving books around in your collection, think about some of the problems with DDC and how of its time it was. PW talks about middle grade fiction, in case you need ideas or a refresher. School Life Do… Continue reading Minor Musings
As promised, here are more of those links I've collected. Helpful tip: if you're saving things as Twitter bookmarks, you can access them on your laptop by changing from twitter.com to m.twitter.com. Books, Reading, etc. Things to be aware of when you suggest students (or friends, colleagues, etc.) search Google Books for a phrase. DPLA's… Continue reading Minor Musings
Several years ago Doug mentioned that he did most of his reading on his Kindle (he still does whether it's on an actual Kindle or the app on another device) and that one of the blessings was the ability to quickly search for information while reading. Back in the "good old days" you had to… Continue reading Blessing or Curse?
A holiday gift of sorts from me to you: linky goodness from the past few months. Enjoy! Books, Reading, etc. I so want to try this at work! BPL now has personalized RA via email. Ever wonder what is required reading in another country? Wonder no more. They've got him, babe: The Sonny Bono Memorial… Continue reading Minor Musings
Doug has a wonderful post entitled Just another shill for educational companies? that I encourage everyone to read. Here's my policy: all ideas in any of my posts, from these Minor Musings to other, more detailed commentary, are mine - possibly inspired by others but not paid for or encouraged by a company. One of… Continue reading Minor Musings
In December I bought myself a new laptop, and this summer I finally cleared out my old files and programs. Yes, I procrastinate. A lot. Anyway, prior to using Feedbin, I used RSS Owl (which is great, but lives on a machine not in the cloud). Some of these links have been stored there for,… Continue reading Minor Musings
On Monday, we had Rosetta Lee come to do an all-day training (she'll be back throughout the year) and she opened with a lot of identity work. Which groups did we feel we fit into? Which were social constructs and which were more concrete? One piece of wisdom she shared was that she believes that… Continue reading Who knew?
Summer is a great time to binge watch while digitally organizing/reorganizing/decluttering, isn't it? So here's what I've bookmarked and saved over the past few months. Books, Reading, etc. B&N's Teen Readers blog has a great list of their favorite summer reads and NYPL has a list of great YA reads (runs to make sure we… Continue reading Minor Musings
My goal: to blog all the PD I’ve done this year before the academic year ends. In eight five four days. Get ready! **** Day Two: E-Books The best presentation advice: start on time, end early, feed participants. This is an area we explored gently over the past few years (both at Milton and Porter's)… Continue reading The Very Overdue #AISLNO17 Post (part 3)
Winter hit. More accurately, a winter cold hit. And wouldn't let go. But luckily things are back to normal and I'm able to enjoy our Spring Break (two+ weeks in March, unlike public schools nearby that get a week in February and a week in April). There's the AISL conference in NOLA later this week… Continue reading Minor Musings