Colette Cassinelli's visionary use of information literacy and educational technology

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TLchat:  new faces and new voices

TLchat: new faces and new voices

Last December, fellow Librarian Tiffany Whitehead put out an all call for some Teacher Librarians to step up and help bring some new blood to the TL Virtual Cafe — which had been on hiatus.  I said I would help out and two months ago […]

What can a LITT do for you?

What can a LITT do for you?

Every so often I will send out an email to my faculty with helpful tips and resources.  All information will be archived on my resource site:  https://sites.google.com/a/beaverton.k12.or.us/sunsetpd 9/8/15   What Can A LITT Do For You? LITT stands for “Library Instructional Technology Teacher” and my role is […]

Library in Your Pocket

Library in Your Pocket

The school year has begun and I started a program in my Library called “Library in Your Pocket”.  I was inspired by Shannon McClintock Miller and created small signcards and placed them around the Library encouraging students to download these apps on their mobile devices. […]

ISTE 2012 – Got Books? poster session

ISTE 2012 – Got Books? poster session

  Reach your upper elementary or teen audience with creative ways that promote reading and Children’s / Young Adult literature using free or open-source technology tools Got Books? website

OASL workshop:  Winning ways to use Google Apps in your Library

OASL workshop: Winning ways to use Google Apps in your Library

My OASL conference presentation and resources:  https://sites.google.com/site/colettecassinelli/

LibGuides & the new tools guide

LibGuides & the new tools guide

I have always been a fan of Joyce Valenza’s new tool workshop wiki.  She does a great job of organizing resources in one place that I often send students to her site to find sites for “copy friendly” images and audio or spend some time […]

Role of Teacher Librarian and literacy

Role of Teacher Librarian and literacy

Literacies as defined by Loertscher (2008), are the skills necessary to function successfully in school and the world at large as a “literate” citizen.  Literacy skills are lifelong learning skills that include reading, writing, listening, communicating, media literacy, visual literacy, information literacy, ICT literacy, and […]

Librarian humor

Librarian humor

Thanks to Jessi for sharing!

Changes in education have influenced  library media programs

Changes in education have influenced library media programs

Blanche Woolls describes in The School Media Manager (2008) how changes in education have influenced and affected library media programs over the years.  Due to economic difficulties or teacher shortages, libraries were staffed by untrained professionals and plagued by loss of funds (Woolls, p. 5).  […]

OASL reflections

OASL reflections

I attended the OASL 2010 conference in Bend, Oregon on October 8th and 9th.  I attended the afternoon pre-conference and several sessions on Saturday that have impacted my understanding and teaching as a teacher librarian. On Friday afternoon, I had the pleasure to hear Jerene […]

Using QR codes in the classroom

Using QR codes in the classroom

Tom Barrett has another “Interesting Ways” collaborative presentation in the works.  This one is about using QR codes in the classroom.  Mine is tip is #5:  Using QR codes to promote school events.  View the presentation at:  https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_765hsdw5xcr or help out and add your own […]