I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for welcoming me. I am looking forward to finishing up at the end of this year - December 09. Presently I am teaching 9th grade English/Language Arts as I complete my Practicum in the Fall Semester. I am already learning and enjoying the experience of social networking educationally.
I'm a teacher studying to be a teacher librarian with Mansfield U online Lapis Program. This is one of the sites referenced in my technology class, so I decided to check it out. I liked what I saw and decided to join.
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
This group is for those who wish to share about using collaborative Web 2.0 tools in their library instruction. Here we can discuss what tools we are using, make connections for collaboration, and celebrate our technological triumphs!See More
What a great idea! Our school has done a used book swap before, but never a used book sale. Please post how you set it up, organize, and run it - let us know if you have any success! When are you planning on running it?"
"Hey Margaret! Skype is a free program you can download from their website (www.skype.com) that allows you to make free phone calls over the Internet. If you and the person you are calling both have webcams, you are able to see one another, too. You…"
"Hi Audrey Nay from Sandy Beach Public School(primary) NSW, Australia
I have been using delicious for 18 months now and find it a fantastic tool as I can access my favourites from any computer, anywhere.
I have tinkered with blogs-
The first one I…"
"I absolutely agree - it would be fabulous if we had a database of authors willing to visit with our schools in this manner... Found Mr. Shoulders at a conference - he visited our school, and we kept in touch. He is a Skype user, and we decided to…"
"Sorry Nancy! Haven't been on in a ridiculously long time! We met Mr. Shoulders when he actually came to our school for an author visit several years ago. He is a Skype user, and and wanted to try out an author visit to see how it would work. I…"