ISTE June 29th Recap

So much going on! So much learning! Started this day in the Digital Age Library Playground. I’d never been to a presentation of this style – it’s similar to poster sessions. Several stations are set up with computers and presentation tools, and different people present on different topics throughout the playground. You can stay at … Read more

ISTE June 28th Recap

  Now I understand what everyone means when they say that a big international conference like this can be overwhelming. Wow! This conference is insanely huge, and insanely crowded. I’m really glad that I had three spare hours on Saturday morning to just explore and get my bearings. I got dropped off at the conference … Read more

Book Review: Design, Make, Play

I’ve been focusing my professional reading lately on books related to the Maker Education movement.  Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators, with a collection of writings by different experts and organizations in the Maker movement, did not disappoint.  This is a must read for anyone interested in Maker Education. Here’s my … Read more

Tech Tuesday: My First Twitter Chat

I’ve been hearing so much about the value of Twitter chats for professional development ever since I joined Twitter professionally in August .  But I had always been too intimidated and/or busy to try one.  I finally decided to take the plunge last week.  I started out by reading up on the basics of participating in Twitter … Read more

FAME 2013 Conference

Just before Thanksgiving break, I attended my state’s media specialists conference, FAME (Florida Association for Media in Education).  It was an amazing, enlightening experience.  I got to mingle and network with other library professionals, attend some great breakout sessions and workshops, and meet up with some fabulous authors.  I look forward to this conference every … Read more