Monday, December 17, 2007

Are you talking? Save the date!

There is a plan in the works for Coloradoans to participate in robust conversations about learning, or is it Learning 2.0! Come join others interesting in education February 23rd, 2008 from 9-3pm at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado.

The theme for the day is: Education is conversation-Conversation creates change. and this more information about this FREE conference, take a look at Bud the Teacher's blog. Also- here is a tentative schedule, and make sure to register to get the FREE LUNCH! Wow- this sounds like fun! ~guybrarian

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Library 2.0 Course- Winter Fun!

Rob Darrow and his California State Library Association is at it again...they are now offering “Winter Fun” for those who want to learn more about Web 2.0 applications that can work in the school library.

In his blog California Dreamin' he points to the School Library Learning 2.0 (CSLA) blog where it explains the 23 things Winter fun! If you haven't taken this course yet I would highly recommend it! I know a few folks that have done it for professional development credit as an independent or group study. Nice format, and it should be done by April fools day. WOW!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007

Need a Golden Compass to find your way?

Michelle Pulley reminds me about the release of the Golden Compass movie which comes out tonight 12/7.the movie coming out tonight...she suggested this blog from Rick Riodan’s blog, that contains a fellow author's thinking....I like when he says:
I can think for myself, and I give young readers enough credit to believe they can too. Sharing ideas, especially ideas we do not agree with, makes us all stronger thinkers. That is what good education, and good reading, is all about.

I've read some interesting email concerns hovering around these issues. Library podcast Lib Vibe reports that Toronto Catholic boards of education have pulled the series and are considering what to do.

On Teacher Librarian ning I asked: "What do you think this email frenzy and movie release will do for our readers?" So....what do YOU think? :)