It’s Complicated – book review

It’s been a pretty relaxing summer.  The blog has been neglected as my writing has been working toward a book that I hope will be of interest to readers of this blog, but a completion date is n...

Putting my Money where my PLN Mouth is

Have you ever taken a step back from your Personal Learning Network and looked at who has ended up in it?  If you’re anything like me (and you know you are!), you’ve spent months or years...

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...

Here Comes Everybody – a reflection – Part 1

Cross posted from Hypermarc As I’ve done in the past, I will be blogging through the process of the reading Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations with a bigger pict...

Library 2.0 – There and Back Again

Cross-posted from Hypermarc. I find it interesting that so much technology is beginning to move backward.  By moving backward, I mean that a technology is introduced to solve a problem, the technolog...

Spreadable Media – an Interaction Part 4

This post focuses on the teaching of information literacy, traditionally one of the key missions of the school library.  In a participatory culture, authorship and ownership become increasingly confu...

Spreadable Media – An Interaction – Part 3

Two thoughts this time out:  First, are creator’s assuming a consumer’s participation in a transmedia environment?   Second, how do the products of participatory culture fit into the res...

Spreadable Media – an Interaction – Part 2

Having just read Chapter 2 of Spreadable Media, I have two concepts that are resonating with me and making me think of school library implications.  The concepts of “appraisal” and “...

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...

The Tipping Point

I will start by apologizing to Malcolm Gladwell.  While he did not coin the phrase “tipping point,” he certainly did bring it back into everyday speech in recent years.  I have not r...