April 29, 2019

I was so excited when I heard about Follett getting into the Book Fair game.  Finally a strong choice and competition for Scholastic. I watched rave reviews come in through social media, all of my librarian Facebook groups, Twitter and blogs.  After so much positive fe...

October 3, 2018

Digital Citizenship week for 2018 is approaching and not only is this a focus for my teachers and I this year but when my boss sends out the above tweet I knew that I had to come up with a plan.  I am SO proud of my teachers.  Twitter is not a natural or comfortable pl...

September 19, 2018

We want to do everything we can to encourage our students to read.  You know what is going to make them better readers?  Reading.  What will make them want to read?  Exposing them to great writing.  So when my principal brought me the idea of making videos of our teach...

June 26, 2018

Rainy day recess, morning meeting or community circle, the last 10 minutes of the day, as a center during ANY subject, there are SO many places where elementary teachers can find a little time for Digital Citizenship lessons.  While most elementary students need to hea...

June 26, 2018

I am skipping these because I don't think anyone reads my blog.  If you are reading this and you WANT a real post, please let me know and you can change my mind.

June 26, 2018

The first step to building our students to become Digital Leaders it to  look at ourselves and build our own skills.  Teachers NEED to get online.  You NEED Facebook and Twitter accounts, maybe even Instagram.  I am shocked at how many teachers tell me they do not have...

June 18, 2018

After reading the theory about Digital Leadership and considering the teacher AND student stages of #DigCit, I hope I have convinced you how important it is to make Digital Leadership a deliberate part of your elementary classroom.  HOW do you do this? First it is impo...

June 9, 2018

The ideas of Digital Leadership and Digital Advocacy are all great in THEORY but being an elementary librarian at a Title I school, with students AND TEACHERS that do not have a firm grasp on Digital Citizenship I know that simply saying "Let's promote Digital Leadersh...

May 10, 2018

My perspective on Digital Citizenship has been slowly changing and evolving to one that focuses more on Digital Leadership.  Why?  TLA's Tech Camp Keynote speaker (a 10 year old girl named Liv, ---and if you don't know @TheLivBits you need to check her out) said it bes...

May 10, 2018

It has almost been a year since we introduced Playkerspace in the Learning Commons, in addition to our Makerspace and I can say it has been an unqualified success.  We have had over 1500 groups come to the Learning Commons this year.    You can see from our data that i...

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