Tech Tuesday: Chatterpix Kids

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Going through my pictures, I realized I have so many fun tech projects my students have done over the last year that I realized I haven’t shared with you!  I’m lucky enough to have an Instructional Technology Specialist at my school two days a week.  Not only is she a wonderful person but Ms G. is also collaborative and loves libraries probably as much as I do.  I feel very fortunate to be able to have a supportive partner in many of our technology projects. We work really well together and are able to advocate for one another when we meet with teachers.  I encourage teachers to check in with her to see if she can help them on the … Continued

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Library Management Tips: Leave a Message…

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Another new management tool I’ve been trying out this is year a note system. Of course we have email but as the library teacher, I’m often being asked questions in passing or have notes left on my desk from both teachers and students. I also had several experiences last year where I ran into a teacher, student, or administrator and they said “I was looking for you earlier but you weren’t in the library!”.  It was never accusatory but I didn’t like the idea of someone, especially an administrator, looking for me and not knowing why I’m not in the library.  By not being in the library it felt like I was appearing to not be “doing my job”.  As … Continued

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Library Management Tips: Out of the Room

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Happy October! I hope you’re enjoying autumn and having fun reading books about leaves, pumpkins, and apples! I have a few posts coming up with different management tools and tricks I’ve been trying this year. First up is my out of the room signs. All of last year, I had a sign out board like this: I never did this before but I saw something similar in my art teacher’s room. It’s such a great way to keep track of who is coming and going. Students must have permission from me before leaving and they write their name on the board on the way out the door. If there’s a fire drill or someone is looking for a student, I … Continued

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