Saturday, June 27, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
This is the coolest vocabulary site: Save the Word...you will want to adopt a word or two...or many! The words call out to you, begging you to select them and save them from old word extinction.
Spent some time this weekend catching up with the thoughts of some of my favorite bloggers and David Warlick at 2 Cents pointed me to this photo collection found at WebDesigner Depot.
It is another group of 100 historically significant portraits/photographic portraits of individuals who have impacted our world for many reasons over the last several hundred years. Yes, most of them are from the last 100 years or so, simply because of their photographic format, but there are classic portraits of much older, and no less significant, historical characters.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Debbie Schwarz, Mesquite ISD, talked about using Google docs. They collect their end-of-year stats on Google docs. She opened up the presentation portion which I really never have spent time with. I was glad to be reminded of it.
Training new librarians
in Ft. Bend...they attend a summer course on electronic resources or information literacy as a participant because they will be expected to teach one of the course during their first year.
new librarians have separate meetings (similar to ours) in addition to regular monthly meetings
Dallas ISD...summer sessions 5-6 days, unpaid in fall 4-7:30, unpaid various courses cover a variety of classes
Overview of Librarianship--photostory format instead of a course.
have “notebook” as they receive info..put it in their notebook
Northside ISD...mentor program
established librarians did a think tank of ideas...
application process for the mentors...principals had to give permission so there would be no surprises
6 meetings with mentors/mentees $200 stipend
monthly checklist for mentors
orientation for mentors...create goodie bag for mentee
new program this year (based on Garland’s program)
5 days of training...3 unpaid days in summer, 2 during the year
veterans come in to talk about different topics
this is a day in the life of ....
how do you match a book with reluctant reader
Round Rock ISD...
new librarians workshop 1 day unpaid
what kinds of things are on their mind?
contract between mentor/mentee
they have 4 meetings with each other...list of what to talk about each time
online manual with instructions
acceptable use , copyright, book selection are covered before school on the training day
training library paraprofessionals
Title 1 requirements
that Book Woman...the traveling librarian
uses Raganathan’s 5 laws of library science to generate discussion
Make Them Smile---customer service from Todaro
management of students -- routines
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Remember these are ROUGH notes...P.S. it was very good and fun...will do some linking later!!
Kim Cofino, International School in Bangkok
http://mscofino.edublogs.org/ Always Learning
This is being done thru Skype and she will demonstrate screen sharing as well.
The power of personal learning networks...
The Networked Teacher...
traditional tools AND 2.O tools
PLN or PLE
immediate responses/feedback during the learning process
can include personal interests as well as professional interests
interconnect but the groups of learners can change
global connections are possible
you have to build your own PLN, a community happens--you join that
it is your responsibility to go out and get the info and learning ---it DOES take time
Evolution of an educator
pre-PLN wasa time of isolation, a few colleagues
a list of books that was her start (Warlick, Richardson, Wikinomics, Long Tail)
K-12 online conference was another first that got her started
forming groups...and the personal connections that can be made
collaborations of a ling distance nature came next
joining communities (nings)
where are you in your evolution
Grow your own PLN
The steps she would follow if she could do it all over again...
start small...can’t do it all at once..
start with one tool like readers (RSS)
learn by lurking
it comes to you...you look at it on your own time
you find your little group...you don’t have to follow everyone
professional connections in Facebook maybe...broaden your connections
start sharing ...thru a blog!
develop your online identity...being anonymous is not always in your best interest...
personal conversations...with things like Skype
personal connections even long distance
online conferences...2nd Life and other events
as structure or unstructured as you want
be connected constantly...Twitter
tidbits of info over time tell the story of this person
she talked about Flickr Creative Commons as the primary source for her pictures because she has permission based the CC
She also talked about a site where you can select only things that can be shared search.creativecommons.org
Presentation Zen...book for making presentations better
Here Comes Everybody (The Power of Organizing without Organizations)...another book she recommends