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  1. Creating and Expanding Our PLNs

    May 26, 2014 by 2TechSavvyLibrarians

    Margo Rudder, Carroll ISD; Jennifer LaGarde, Library Girl; @janhodgelibrary

    Achieving #stardom with: @MargoRudder, Carroll ISD; @JenniferLaGarde, Library Girl; @janhodgelibrary

    Sharon Gullett & Marsha Edney, #txlchat gurus

    @SharonGullett & Marsha Edney @EdneyLibrary, #txlchat gurus

    @ShawnaFord1, @NancyJoLambert, @ShannonMiller, @technolibrary, @plemmonsa

    #Library Rockstars: @ShawnaFord1, @NancyJoLambert, @ShannonMiller, @technolibrary, @plemmonsa

    This year was our first #Twitter year!  I had been avoiding & dismissing Twitter mainly because I didn’t see the value of it.  And, with all the crazy #@RT, etc. I thought I would probably really mess it up and look bad… Well, thanks to the wonderful @TracieGCain & Naomi Bates @yabooksandmore and their Twitter Workshops, I was encouraged to try.  So, I began lurking, tweeting & chatting and haven’t stopped since :)!!! Because of my Twitter connections, I was able to host @Wandoo Planet and do several guest blogposts.  Also, I got a #sweet follow from #YardCrasher @ahmadandahmed 🙂  Looking forward to even more connections next year!  If you are not sure about Twitter as an Educational Resource, please give it a try!  You can just lurk, which really means “listen”, and watch other educators share resources & ideas.  Then, before you know it, you will be jumping in sharing as well.  Recently, I was asked to be one of the moderators for #txlchat next fall……and all because of #Twitter!  I continue to make valuable, relevant connections on Twitter and am looking forward to some great #txlchats.  Join me!

    TechSavvyLibrarian Jan

  2. Catching Up On This #Amazing Year!

    May 24, 2014 by 2TechSavvyLibrarians

    Just so you know, we are newbies at this blogging thing 🙂  Our blog is very new and we are learning the ins and outs through the University of  Hard Knocks along with the Trial & Error Method.  So, as you know with so much going on, it’s easy to get behind in your blogging and posting. We could either not bother with going back and just start fresh next year, or get busy and post some #amazing things that happened in our District this year.  Of course we decided to tell our Library stories.  It doesn’t matter if it happened today or a few months ago, it happened!  And that is what we want to encourage you to do – tell your Library Story.  I first heard this from an awesome Librarian @nancyjolambert.  If you are not following her, stop what you are doing and follow her on Twitter now!  Our stories need to be shared because they happened.  Let’s share our stories together!

    TechSavvyLibrarian Jan

  3. Next All Star Learning Camp

    April 27, 2014 by 2TechSavvyLibrarians

    We are excited to be bringing another very popular model – the All Star Learning Camp to our District soon!  Check out this #awesome Smore Flyer!!!

  4. A middle school visit

    April 23, 2014 by 2TechSavvyLibrarians

    Students at work!


    I visited one of our middle schools a week or so ago.  I was excited to see what was happening there.  Two classes were working in the library.  One had a presentation going on.  Students were interacting with the presenter who had a power point to emphasize the topic. 

    Another class worked at the computers.  Their teacher was guiding them through writing a paper for their classwork.

    Other students were in the library reading, using extra computers, and checking out books.

    The media specialist showed me a project that his student helpers were working on. The students were assisted by the media specialist and the school instructional technology teacher.   They have set up a webpage using My Big Campus and WordPress for the students to enjoy. It has links to sites for music, manga, news, science and sports.  The students are using an app called Tellegami to create avatars for their site.

    It was delightfully busy, with noise, but not disruptive.  All were doing what they needed to do!  I left with a smile on my face!

    TechSavvyLibrarian Carol

  5. Exciting Overdrive Bookmobile Visit This Year!!!

    April 3, 2014 by 2TechSavvyLibrarians

    Awesome NCHS Students  touring the Overdrive Bookmobile!

    Awesome NCHS Students touring the Overdrive Bookmobile!

    We were so excited to have the famous Overdrive Bookmobile stop in our District not one day but two!  We were able to allow students from both our High Schools to tour the Bookmobile and experience our Digital Library.  Because we were able to partner with our local public library, another Overdrive user, this was a win-win deal all the way around.  For more information about our events, check out this blogpost we submitted for Overdrive Libraries: THANKS OVERDRIVE!!!!

    TechSavvyLibrarian Jan


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