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iCame! iSaw! iGoogled! at TL Virtual Cafe

May 6, 2013 from 8pm to 9pm
Join us May 6th, 8PM EST USGooglizing Your Learning Environmentswith Google AppsAre you ready to move beyond just using Google as a search engine? Lead the Google Certified Teacher-Librarian and Digital Diva – Joquetta Johnson, participants will discover how to use Google Applications as a vehicle to drive student collaboration, engagement, and learning. During this learning adventure, we will explore Google Apps like Chrome, Docs, YouTube, and Google+.Participants will leave with a digital…See More
May 4, 2013
Mike McQueen left a comment for Liz Deskins
"Greetings Liz,   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…"
Jan 27, 2012
Mike McQueen left a comment for Liz Deskins
"Greetings Liz,   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…"
Jan 27, 2012
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Jun 30, 2011
Liz Deskins replied to Kristin Fontichiaro's discussion Lunch Saturday at Midwinter? in the group Inquiry Circles Book Group
"That sounds like fun! I have a small group of 3rd graders. We are getting ready to do a version of the ever popular animal report; but we are going through it with inquiry. We started by wandering and wondering through books, to help us see what we…"
Jan 11, 2010
Liz Deskins replied to Kristin Fontichiaro's discussion Lunch Saturday at Midwinter? in the group Inquiry Circles Book Group
"Thanks! But I always have more questions than answers! I did start a new inquiry project today, its a little different, will be fun to talk about as I go through it."
Jan 11, 2010
Liz Deskins replied to Kristin Fontichiaro's discussion Lunch Saturday at Midwinter? in the group Inquiry Circles Book Group
"What a great idea! Count me in! Liz Deskins"
Jan 11, 2010
Liz Deskins replied to Kristin Fontichiaro's discussion What is inquiry? in the group Inquiry Circles Book Group
"Talk about a "teachable" moment! You couldn't schedule something like that!"
Jan 3, 2010

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I'm an elementary school library media specialist, perpetual learner, and sometime college professor!

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Reading like crazy!

Now that the quarter is over, my elementary school is on winter break, and all the Christmas cookies are baked; I can settle down and read all those books I have missed since September! I've read "Found" by Margaret Peterson Haddix, "Savvy", and am reading "House of Many Ways" by Diane Wynne Jones. I have the book "Dark as Gold", a Rumplestiltstin variation, but am looking for a few more that may be on Newbery lists. Any suggestions out there?

Posted on December 24, 2008 at 5:47pm — 3 Comments

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At 4:50am on January 27, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Liz,

 

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!

Sincerely,


Mike McQueen
Teacher Librarian at McLain HS
Lakewood, CO

At 4:49am on January 27, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Liz,

 

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!

Sincerely,


Mike McQueen
Teacher Librarian at McLain HS
Lakewood, CO

At 8:17pm on May 28, 2007, Liz Deskins said…
A am an adjuct professor of library science, teaching library methods and library science student teaching. In both of these courses I stress the power and importance of collaboration and integration. I am also an elementary school media specialist with Hilliard City Schools (we won the NSLMPY award in 2006!) I really feel that collaboration is essential for our students to get the most effective eduational experience! But I also know first hand that it can be very challenging to persuade teachers of the inherent benefits. I guess I am hoping that there will be a secret code or magic word that will open all the doors that are roadblocks and all my teachers will be begging to collaborate with me!
I liked the tone that many of the folks on LM_Net had about this topic, understanding the difficulties collaboration can seem to be for teachers, instead of just complaining! I like the idea of a group that will discuss this topic; maybe together we can discover a variety of strategies we can share with others that will make collaboration a less threatening word to some of the teachers we desire to work with!
OK, I rambled on long enough,
Liz
At 12:57pm on May 28, 2007, Judi Moreillon said…
Hi Liz,
Welcome to the BCC group! I'd love to know more about your interest in the group.
What is the status of school librarianship in Ohio? Do you teach school library courses at the college level?
Best,
Judi
 
 
 

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