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Follettshelf eBooks

Gadzooks! How do you spell ebooks? …Ebook? …eBook? ….ebook? or …e-book? No matter how you spell it there are many different ways to get them. We have Overdrive at our school and now just added Follettshelf that works with Destiny … Continue reading

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Trip to India Slum School

We were in Mumbia, India and our hotel was across from the American School of Bombay. We know Eric Nelson who is a science teacher there and he asked if we wanted to go on a service learning project with … Continue reading

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Author Visit – Grace Lin

Grace Lin is visiting our school! If you are looking for author visit ideas I thought this might be of help in triggering ideas. Each grade level read a book and did a lesson to prepare for her visit. We … Continue reading

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Using Evernote for Coaching Tennis

I have taken three classes from the Positive Coaching Alliance that stress a 5:1 ratio of giving students 5 positive comments to every criticism. Last year I had small sheets of paper all over the place and wanted to be … Continue reading

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Some of My Favorite Book Bloggers

Betsy Bird is my go-to blogger for picture books and middle grade books. I’ve ordered a bundle of books based on her reviews all the while laughing. If you join Goodreads her 4 and 5 star ratings are never a … Continue reading

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13th Rotation

Kindergarten – We did the All About Me unit which I was supposed to do in the fall. Better late than never? They like this lesson and this was the easiest time I had with them doing it. Grade 1 … Continue reading

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Is this an iPad?

I set up 4 old Mac’s to play student book trailers and how-to videos. The kindergarteners kept swiping the screen like it was an iPad. Cute kids!

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NTNU presentation December 2012

Spoke to graduate students in library school at the National Taiwan Normal University. Below is my presentation.

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Giddy-up, It’s Summer Reading

The dreadful book list question. I get it every year. I’ve tried to keep book lists, but they get outdated as soon as I make them. I wish I could whip ‘em out like a lasso but I’m catching air. … Continue reading

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Best review I’ve read on Hunger Games

Stanley Fish authored this great review at http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/staging-the-self-the-hunger-games/?hp Here’s info on Mr. Fish Stanley Fish is a professor of humanities and law at Florida International University, in Miami. In the Fall of 2012, he will be Floersheimer Distinguished Visiting Professor at … Continue reading

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