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21 Bingeworthy Shows for Winter Watching

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Good news TV Bingers, We're Not Alone!
According to Netflix it's OK to binge on TV shows and entertainment!  Whew, I thought I was the only one!
Who needs DVD's?! Leveraging the power of my beloved Roku box, Verizon Fios on Demand, and Chromecast combined with my amazing Amazon Prime Instant Streaming account (AP) Netflix (N)  (streaming only account) and ACORN MEDIA (AM) TV, there are hundreds of awesome bingeworthy TV shows with no commercials out there waiting for you!
Are you an Anglophile? Do you LOVE British TV?
Me, too! Then AcornMedia TV might just be for you! With new shows added every month and the most extensive catalog of all my favourite series and documentaries all streamed handily though my Roku box, this is a brilliant addition to my steaming addiction! (Sign up for a 30 day Free Trial to give it a go then 4.99 a month)
Here are my 21 picks of great bingeworthy TV!

So, once you finish with Breaking Bad and the 2.2 days it would take to watch ALL of Mad Me…

A Daringly Easy Recipe For Your Professional Happiness and a Party, Too!

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An Easy Holiday Recipe for Student Engagement & Professional Happiness

For Student Engagement:
Be fearlessly goofy (in moderation and at the right time), laugh at yourself (often!), admit when you don't know something or are wrong both to the kiddos and to your colleagues.  Mix it up, be vulnerable, be daring to try new things, and learn when you fail them. Do not forget to celebrate when you succeed! It's OK to do a happy dance now and then.

For Professional Happiness:
Have empathy and patience for those other educators who don't "get it," are annoying, haters, stuck in the past, toxic, sour to the kiddos, & not supportive. Empathy because they can't or won't change and because they don't get the joy of our calling. They're just putting in time until the next snow day, bank holiday, or break. How sad for them! Bless their hearts!

How to Repress Passive Aggressive Funpires!
 Call out (gently) those people who are passive aggressive o…

Speed Dating with Books!

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Hello Book Lovahs, How You Doing? You're Lookin Good!
Are you ready to make a love connection and to hang out... with a good book?
Get Engaged!
So, I've been inspired lately by a lot of amazing teacher librarians who have written about doing this lesson or some kind of variation (resource links below) and though they sounded awesome, they were too much work.  Decorations, tablecloths, candles, writing activities, dating profiles on Good Reads, Shelfari, LibaryThing, or Shelfari -- so being naturally enthusiasticaly indolent, I wanted to find a quick & dirty way to get kids looking at books, checking out books, and moving around the library. Voila! This is my version. Think Chuck Woolery cheezy love connection with a dash of Marvin Gaye! How YOU Doin?

Hot Set Up!
Take a book cart and shop for some hot books around your library media center. That's right, be deeply shallow and choose books that have the most attractive covers, are hot popular, and just plain fun.
Get grap…

EduTech Smackdown Open Mic Night

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3rd Annual Edutech Smackdown! Our highly anticipated, most attended, & crazy fun LIVE webinar event is BACK!
Starring Dr. Joyce Valenza and YOU!
December 2nd 8pmEastern
with yours truly, @GwynethJones & @Librarian_Tiff moderating.

For resources, chat & webinar archive visit the
Session Wikipage
Participant Link

We’re creating (that's you, too!) a rich crowd-souced presentation/book. So grab a fresh slide (or two!) and share your Learning Tools tips, info, or resources!
Remember to sign your slide with your name or @Twitter name so we can call you up to the microphone to share your slide (raise your hand to get quick microphone privs!) and let's keep the black background for visual continuity. The less text the better! More preso designing tips below. 
Here are my slides to use as an example.
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