Time Management Envy

Seriously….when does she have time to do all this?!?!?  Even with all the extra hours I put in, I still can’t fathom how she does all she does! http://springfieldvideo.edublogs.org/

Leading the Horses to Water

For the last two weeks, we have been working with Ms. Lester’s ESOL students on their research paper.  These students are exploring veterans’ issues with a focus on homeless veterans.  Although this was their first experience in the library, they jumped right into the pathfinder we created for them.  Using our del.icio.us bookmarks and tags … Continue reading

My Very First Podcast!

I am very excited to announce that we are beginning our podcasting programs here at The Unquiet Library!  We will be available on iTunes later this week (check back for more info on this!), and you can also view us at Podcast Blaster.  You are also welcome to listen to our audio MP3 files we … Continue reading

Students Find Social Bookmarking Del.icio.us!

Well, I did not have time to do my quizlet today—we have been covered up with classes—but I just got the ultimate affirmation from a student in the 7th period class that is researching the Jazz Age today!  After she set up her own del.icio.us account and started bookmarking resources, I heard a student exclaim, … Continue reading

Students Get a Taste of Del.icio.us

Today Ruth and I introduced our 11th Jazz Age Research Pathfinder to Ms. Pickart’s 11th Honors American Literature/Composition classes.  Of course, we always want to create effective pathfinders for all our students, but I felt the impetus to do with this group.  Why?  Of all the students at CRHS, our juniors are the ones I … Continue reading

The Unquiet Library@Pageflakes!

As we shiver through the cold weather, sleet, and snow that has hit the metro Atlanta area this weekend, I have had a different kind of “flake” on my mind:  a cool Web 2.0 tool I  discovered this weekend called Pageflakes.  What is Pageflakes, you may ask?  It is a cool Web 2.0 tool that allows users to … Continue reading

Library 2.0 Reflections: RSS Feed for Our Website

I have successfully created a RSS feed to our official library website!  You can subscribe to our CRHS Media Center website in one of three ways: Our official RSS feed Via FeedBurner Via email We know many of you already subscribe to our blog, but our media center “official website” is where we house many … Continue reading

Engaged Learner Class Response 4: Impact of Interactive Whiteboards

Student Engagement, Visual Learning and Technology:  Can Interactive Whiteboards Help? William D. Beeland, Jr. http://www.prometheanworld.com/uk/upload/pdf/student_engagement.pdf At our last session of our Engaged Learning class for Media 21, our discussion centered around whether or not interactive whiteboards make a difference in creating engaged learners.  We seemed to come a consensus as a group that these tools … Continue reading

Engaged Learning Class Session 3 Reflections: Schools of the Future

After listening to each group’s responses to our discussion questions (“Would you want to be a part/teach at this school?”) last Tuesday night, it struck me that so many answers hinged on “test scores” and “how will they will be evaluated?.  For many people, NCLB and the emphasis on standardized testing played a key role … Continue reading

Aha!: Library 2.0 Moments of the Week!

While I am on the “high” of my “Library 2.0” moments of the week, I want take time to jot down a few thoughts! VoiceThread, 12/11/07 For the last few days, I have been working with a student on a VoiceThread project.  This student is one who has not had a successful school experience in … Continue reading