3D Printing – Progress thus far

I can’t believe that it’s been two weeks since I started working with the 3D printer.  The wind-up to school heading into the Christmas break has been unusually hectic and, while I’...

Little Brother, the Hypertext Edition

I was thrilled to meet and talk to so many people at the American Association of School Librarians conference in Hartford who were interested in a project that I was working on with a grade 9 English ...

AASL – Final bog post

Well, I didn’t get to my blog post last night.  In some ways, yesterday was a more layer-back day, in others, it was filled with more great conversations and the development of deeper friendshi...

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...

Off to Treasure Mountain and AASL13

Two years ago, I was lucky enough to go to Minneapolis for the last instalments of the Treasure Mountation Research Retreat and the American Association of School Librarians conference.  To put that ...

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...

Unifying Community Through Conversation

Cross-posted from Hypermarc Preamble I am about to relaunch our school library after what I hope will be a significantly transformative renovation.  The current space is a fairly traditional space do...

Spreadable Media – an Interaction – Part 1

I love social media.  When I was conducting musical organizations more than I am now, I loved the fact that I could corner a composer (assuming that he was still living) and ask very specific questio...