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…"
"I tried a wiki this year with my 5th grade library skills class -- we created a "Virtual Zoo." It was a big experiment, and the kids really liked it. The only trouble I had was with some student content being accidentally erased (as…"
"I am using wikispaces for students to collaborate on a creating an interactive dictionary of technology terms. Each class has a wiki and they can add their own images, audio, video, or screen recordings to the wiki. We have been creating…"
"On another note, can anyone share an idea for a one-period lesson regarding the classics? I have one more observation to complete (shortly) and I have a 6th grade teacher who brings his students to the library for classics around this time of year.…"
"Claudia, Have you read Hurricane by Terry Trueman? I liked that one about Hurricane Mitch that hit Hondouras in 1997. I know the story is true to that event because I had the honor of restoring an important item that was found in the mud by three…"
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!
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.