School as Ecosystem

I’ve been plugging away at a book that I started in May, #EdJourney by Grant Lichtman.  I will admit a reluctance to come back to this book.  It was “heavily suggested” reading for...

Maker Heaven!

We celebrate the arts every year at our school through an Arts Week that brings together speakers and activities through many of the fine and performing arts.  We had some AMAZING speakers (photograp...

Making as the Motivator

We’ve been having a great time this week at my school.  It is Arts Week and we have had some greate speakers in to work with and speak to our kids.  Shea Hembrey has been particularly motivati...

Treasure Mountain – Day 2

What a great day at Treasure Mountain!  Getting up at 6am was still a bit rough (3am Best Coast time), but once the eighth cup of joe got into the system, life was good.  A quick detail breakfast wi...

Treasure Mountain Research Retreat – Day 1

My goal today was to have my mind blown.  Well, there’s one big thing off of my “todo” list!  The day started with some introductions and a brief history of the school learning com...

Creation Culture in Libraries

Cross-posted from Hypermarc I have to say that I’ve enjoyed the readings of the past three weeks.  I’d spent a lot of time thinking about how mobile and geolocation technology could apply...

Bloom, Makerspaces and the Learning Commons

I will admit that I feel very guilty when I play with the ideas of media labs, makerspaces, gaming and other “trendy” concepts in the school library.  I mean, come on, if they’re th...