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EduCon: Daring Conversations

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Last year I blogged about EduCon from my couch whilst the snow piled up outside around me and I vicariously enjoyed & participated in this innovative concept for an exchange of ideas. This year I'm not only going but I'm honored to be involved with two different conversations. More about that below! You may ask what is EduCon, an unconference, and why a conversation?

A Conversation NOT a Presentation:
Viva la Unconference!
My gorgeous mentor Joyce Valenza has written a must-read SLJ article about the EduCon unconference experience:
"It's networking at its best," says Valenza. "It's critical, especially, that librarians network. It's clear to me that nobody knows who we are. I don't think we've gotten the word out. But we can't be in our buildings alone anymore."
Dare to be Out There!
More than ever we need to be "out there" not only in our school, local districts but on the state & national level. If you have a pass…

Walla Walla Webcast With Jon Scieszka

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The super cool author of some of my most favourite books The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly StoopidTales & The True Story of the Three Little Pigs will be holding a live webcast for kids in March! It's FREE to sign up (and yes, to my MHMS Kids, we're so there!) and uber cool author of Trackers, Skeleton Creek, & friend of the MHMS Media Center - (See his signed posters below! Thank you SLJ Summit! Muwwa!) Patrick Carman will be the host!
From the website:

"Walla Walla Kids Read will webcast JON SCIESZKA, one of America’s most beloved children’s authors. This FREE event is hosted by Patrick Carman. Consult the events page for exact times, then sign up below if you would like to broadcast the author appearance in your classroom or library. All presentations last approximately 45 minutes and are presented on the web as they happen"

Visit the site for FREE Downloads:PosterCommunity Event PosterFlyerBookmarkPress ReleaseActivity Guide Learn more & Si…

iPad LOVE & App LUST

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a long graphic for a long post. fitting.

I had a great time over break having a lovely Tweetup Lunch with some of my favourite Maryland iPad experts! As I'm still an iPad newbie I thought it only fitting to put it to them:
What are Coolest iPad techniques,
tips & tricks and most loved and must have APPS!??
Guest bloggers Donna Anderson the Digital Librarian21 @digilibrarian21 Joquetta Johnson, the Digital Diva @accordin2jo and Selena Ward the Tech Tiger @thetechtiger
3 educators who are amazing, forward thinking, and yes..DARING! (& fun, too! YAY!)

So as not to pay favourites I'm going alphabetically! And if you were expecting a SHORT blog post on this...heh heh Not so much... This one is lusciously lovely & long....Enjoy!

iPad Tweetup with Appalicious Apps
by Donna Andersonaka Digital Librarian 21

"The iPad Tweetup went very well and we had nine awesome folks show up. I’m even in the process of planning another iPad tweetup. Stay tuned for that date. I always le…