Archive for March, 2011:

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 browsing through her eBook pathfinder. Today on Twitter, I saw

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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Ship Breaker By Paolo Bacigalupi ISBN: 9780316056212 Published by: Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2010 Genre: Juvenile Fiction Literature Circle Unit description with goals The Literature Circle unit is geared towards eighth grade students who are reading Ship Breaker (2010) by Paolo Bacigalupi.  This dystopian novel takes place in the future when global warming

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Information Literacy Collaborative Unit

Copy of this entire project (pdf) I created this unit for one of Library courses but several people asked me to share my process of using Google Forms as “digital notecards” – See Lesson #2. High School Literary Criticism Research Paper Scenario: Throughout the semester in English III, students have been reading and analyzing various

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NCCE2011 – Teacher Librarian Summit II

Mission: To ensure that students are effective users and producers of information and ideas Today I had the pleasure of attending the Teacher Librarian Summit II as a pre-conference workshop for #NCCE2011.  The day was filled with good conversations, inspirational messages and connecting with over 100 teacher librarians in attendance.  The morning was spent defining

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