Books, Collection Development, Links, Pedagogy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

Minor Musings

The past couple of months have been filled with work stuff and some interesting (read: thought provoking) professional development.  As I digest all of that and distill into posts, here's a round-up of other things catching my eye. Books, Reading, etc. As we teach/talk about diversity, maybe Shakespeare teachers should talk about his views of… Continue reading Minor Musings

Collection Development, Life Related, Links, Privacy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness

Minor Musings

Books, Reading, etc. As part of a major push to create a strong YA section in our library, we're looking at diverse authors/characters and great NF to get us there.  Also loving this list of hybrid books and this list of women in translation. There are adult books that reference children's lit - another To… Continue reading Minor Musings

Books, Collection Development, Conferences, Privacy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness

Minor Musings

Still digitally decluttering... Books, Reading, etc. One challenge at MPOW is getting the middle school students into the library (time, distance, lack of discrete space are issues).  So we're thinking about the pop-up library. School Life Speed Friending in the Library?  Sounds like the perfect start-of-school activity! Hoping I can emulate Buffy's work with my… Continue reading Minor Musings

Books, Links, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

Minor Musings

Books, Reading, Etc.. I've done something similar with Google Maps, but this?  The Obsessively Detailed Map is truly obsessively detailed.  Ideas for additional "value added content"? TSU has some great Immersive Experience ideas. This might just be my new favorite book blog: Oh, the Books! (via) The Book Riot Quarterly box might be a good… Continue reading Minor Musings

Conferences, Pedagogy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

Help Yourself – personalized learning at #alaac15

(another program that will be posted online - check here) Many schools and libraries are starting to embrace personalized learning, blended learning, the flipped classroom or whatever new buzzword appears.  At the Online School for Girls, they're talking about "competency-based instruction" that puts learners at the center, meeting their needs and goals (in other words,… Continue reading Help Yourself – personalized learning at #alaac15

Conferences, Privacy, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness

Big Data and danah boyd at #alaac15

danah boyd's research and work has been fascinating to follow - this was less "It's Complicated" and more "it's problematic" (if you're an ALA member, the presentation will probably be posted here). This marks a shift from watching how teens use social media towards the idea of big data (and metadata) as a whole; essentially,… Continue reading Big Data and danah boyd at #alaac15