Here is something you'll want to share with your teachers. Tips on using Google Docs, Maps and much much more.
Those of you who have had the chance to hear Sherman Alexie speak might find this young author's description of him right on the money. She says "He’s one of the most controversial, arrogant, annoyingly honest, and successful Indian writers in history." But read the rest of her poignant article to understand the strength of his influence on at least one troubled youth.
Alica Unruh up in Curriculum shared this article she found in the School Library Journal about authors who are willing to Skype with students in Book Clubs about their work. What potential!! Katie
I stumbled across the home page for the Rancocas Vealley Regional High School Media Center webpage and was intrigued by their use of Twitter, Delicious and along the right hand side the 'Book Reviews' link to a blog. The link to 'New Materials' produces a Destiny generated report in PDF format which isn't visually very interesting but should be comprehensive. See if there are any features you might want to borrow or adapt. Katie
Charlie Dexter’s column in the Sunday, March 21, 2010, Daily News Miner titled “Don’t just pay attention to the big things” is well worth reading.
http://www.newsminer.com/view/full_story/6793395/article-Don%E2%80%99t-just-pay-attention-to-the-big-things? I think we can see the principles he describes in action within our organization. Many of you in our libraries already utilize the “trim tab” effect to some very positive ends. Just being the first available ear for a student’s problems or helping a staff member navigate through some new software, you are there making small but positive steps forward on a daily basis. Pat yourselves on the back.
The fact that the “trim tab principle” can work to negative ends in our organization is something we need to watch for too, however, and do what we can to bring those negative actions to the attention of folks who can turn them around. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Charlie’s article
One Tiny Turtle by Nichola Davies (MH)
I Know An Old Teacher by Ann Bowen (SL)
Drucilla’s Halloween by Sally M. Walker (SL
Librarian’s Night Before Christmas by David Davis
Higher, Higher by Leslie Patricelli (BB)
Duck Rabbit by Amy Rosenthal (BB)
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (BB)
Return to Sender by Julie Alvarez (MD) Pure Belpre Award winner
Bad News for Outlaws by Vaunda Micheux Nelson (MD) Cora Scott King Award winner
Survival at 40 Below by Debbie Milller (MD)
Under the Night Sky by Amy Lundebrek (LM)
Not a Box by Antoinette Portix (NE) recommended for use with preschoolers
One Boy by Laura Seeger (NE)
Michigan Chillers series by Jonathan Rand (SH)
American Chillers series by Jonathan Rand (JC) both great cliff hangers
Recommended book vendor-
see more lists from previous professional development sessions at
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