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What do I put on my school's library page?

All ideas are welcome. Keep in mind that I do not possess the tech skills of a Joyce Valenza, who's school library site is legendary!  -->…Continue

Started by mrsdurff Sep 4, 2010.

Relevant comments from student on New York Times blog

In case you haven't seen it, I think the comments here reveal the importance of school libraries in many students' lives:…Continue

Started by Wendy Stephens Feb 16, 2010.

Naming the Ning

I see some wonderful ideas being tossed out. My concern is that this have some kind of "brand" that will make it sticky - not sure we have hit on this yet. I want to be careful that it not be cutesy…Continue

Started by Betty Marcoux Jan 15, 2010.



Let's start #tlchat!
It just occurred to me this morning that there'd be a very easy way to separate the important teacher-librarian tweets from the regular stream of hundreds of wonderful tweets many of us get each day. Yes, I use lists as a tool, but sometimes I would like an even more focused discussion.

In the spirit of #edchat (the series of discussions that won last year's Edublogs Award for Most Influential Tweet Series), let's separate out some of our own discussions so that they will be more findable and appear as more fluid conversations. Let's also use the hashtag to propose discussion questions.

So when you tweet, and the tweet is really aimed for the school library community, simply use this hashtag #tlchat and let's see what develops.

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Flat Classroom® Projects - Calling for Classroom Applications Now!

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Meet The Flat Classroom®

We are delighted to invite you to an online 'Meet the…

Posted by mrsdurff on August 25, 2011 at 11:44am

Pay It Forward!

Expert Advisors are now gathering to advise high school students as they create their wikipages around the flatteners based on Thomas Friedman's book,… Continue

Posted by mrsdurff on April 19, 2011 at 2:00pm

Core Standards

Discovered new "Core Standards" proposed for all states in the US. It is useful to see how Research and Information Literacy are built right in, and also how they are articulated across grade levels.

"Research to Build Knowledge" strands are included in the Writing standards, e.g. Writing standard #8 for Gr. 6-12, "Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and…


Posted by Barbara Barthelmes on May 5, 2010 at 3:52pm



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