Showing posts from September, 2014

Saddle Up & Rope ‘Em In!

Codes to Teach Like a Cowboy / Cowgirl I am SO very excited to announce that two educators whom I greatly respect and admire are going to guest speak on our #TLChat Virtual Cafe webinar series : Shelly Terrell & Jake Duncan "Teaching can feel like trying to conquer the Wild West. We need inspiration and advice from trailblazers used to rough terrains. Two Texas educators invite you to join this campfire conversation in which they will share some practical ideas and tips for handling anything from fundraising to teaching with little technology. Giddy up! Get your boots on and join us for this adventurous ride that’ll get you fired up and equipped for the school year." October 6th, 2014 8pm Eastern USA time Session Wikipage Did you miss it? It was AWESOME!  A huge thanks to the ever amazing & generous Shelly & Jake!  Watch, listen, & enjoy by clicking on the Blackboard Session Archive Link (Please give it a min to download &am

10 Things to Think About Before You Post

Over the last six years we've made some great friends with the cool people at the website Flocabulary and we love what they've been creating lately with super engaging rap songs & videos tied in with the CCSS! (Common Core State Standards ) We've been using their Week in Rap news feature in our MHTV school TV studio since they landed on the hip hop education scene in 2008 ! Murray Hill even earned a video shout out last year ! W00t! (We were SO proud!) So, when I heard that they were teaming up with the awesome Common Sense Media people, to put out a music video about Digital Citizenship, - I was SO excited! Talk about wonder twin powers! This video is good to use with both students and teachers about making good choices across all social media outets. I've been on Twitter professionally now for 6 years, and I have an AMAZING & generous personal learning network of followers - so being careful, upbeat, positive and mindful of what I Tweet is importa

Back to School Special: Open Mic Edition

For the last five years at the #TLChat Virtual Cafe we've offered a FREE webinar to help librarians and teachers of all subjects and levels get ready for the next school year. This casual discussion generates ideas on how to build school allies, support new teachers, & become indispensable to administration & staff at the beginning of EVERY school year. I'm joined in this conversation by amazing, librarians, friends, and moderators Tiffany Whitehead and Jennifer LaGarde......and hopefully YOU! W00t! Join in! Sept 8th, 2014 - 8pm EST Participant Link Back to School Special Wikipage I Want YOU to Grab the Mic! This year we've flipped the script and are inviting YOU to step up to the mic and share your ideas, tips, tricks, and cool ways to get excited, energized, and to supercharge the library program or classroom throughout the school year. How to do it?  Easy! Just add a slide! Visit our shared and open to edit Google presentation - check out