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The Many Hats We Wear

Welcome back to the 2010-2011 School Year!! It’s that time of the year to lay out the many hats we wear and prepare for another school year.  And we wear about as many hats as there are names given to our position. Whether you call yourself a Teacher Librarian, School Librarian, Library Media Specialist, Library Technology Expert, or some other name, you are the teacher in the school who practically does it all.   But most importantly, you are the one person in your building who is an expert in 21st Century Skills and one of those skills, collaboration, is essential to build a strong library program. If you’re lucky enough to have new teachers in your building this year (we just welcomed 6th grade to our middle school) reach out to them now and show them what you can do for them and their students. If not, get out those collaborative projects you’ve done in the past and see how you can add something new; a new web 2.0 tool students can use (Typewithme.com), adding essential questions, or a figuring out how a new tech tool such as CPS (Classroom Performance System from eInstruction aka Clickers) can engage students even further in their learning.  The start of the new year is always exciting and fun, and is the best time to reach out with a collaborative hand!

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One Response

  1. Thanks for the ideas! TypeWithMe looks to be an instant chat tool. What are some examples of how this could be used with students?

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