Design Thinking – A New Tool

I’ve been shopping for a new tool, lately.  I’ve spent time doing the research.  I’ve read (and continue to read) books, I’ve talked to people and I’ve played with idea...

Canadian School Libraries – Making connections

This has been a whirlwind of a few days.  Since picking up David Loertscher at the airport in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon, he and I have nearly finished revisions on a new edition of his library c...

ePortfolios: A Student’s Perspective

While the paperwork is yet to be complete, the last assignment was passed this past weekend.  I’m, for all intents and purposes, done my MLIS!  It feels great, and a little sad, to have finish...

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 ...

Learning Commons as Athletic Space

One of the advantages of a long commute is that you do have plenty of time to think.  It struck me on the drive in this morning that the model of the Learning Commons proposed by David Loertscher, et...