Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Joys of Learning

It is time to really get into gear. We are up and running with our new (to us) Follett Destiny Automation System. This week I will be presenting the online catalog (OPAC) to the students in the school computer lab. Hopefully everything will work, I always need a back-up plan in case the server is down for any particular class. It always feels that I write two lessons for each week that is scheduled for the lab.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I did it!

I did create a podcast, now they want a video. It is amazing what one can do when put to the test.

The Tale of Despereaux - Chapter 3

This class is so amazing, I am learning so much and it is all useful in a school setting.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


I have learned so much from the podcasts of others, now I need to create one of my own. This morning I watched lots of Atomic Learning videos on how to get started using Audacity. I now believe that it is possible. I finally got the microphone working correctly so I am good to go. I am a little stumped on content. I want something I can post on our student blog, yet still be useful to the larger community.

This podcast Eric Carle. is the one that really inspired me.
See post "Week 9, Thing 21 Podcasts" for my comments from the past.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Back to Blogging

It is time to resurrect this blog. After completing the CSLA summer camp 2.0, I have been ignoring this blog because I did not think I could use it for students. I am working with an edublog for student use. I hope the district will allow access at school to Edublogs.

Now that I am a proud newbie student in the Fresno Pacific University Library Teacher Credential program, I need a blog for some of the class work. Yes, you read that correctly, I have decided to become a real teacher librarian. Very exciting.

So, if you are interested, follow along on the journey. It will be exciting.

A few notes on the moving. We successfully separated the computer lab from the library. I believe things are better this way, not so crowded, but a whole different set of problems have evolved.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Something to consider

Tashi Lives.
I came across this blog by randomly clicking "Next Blog" and thought it looked like an interesting use. Some of you may know a lot more about it than I do.


The new (it isn't a new room just new to the library) room is ready to start the moving process. We have a few road blocks ahead, specifically the wall shelves. We can move the free standing shelves with volunteer labor but the wall shelves need to be installed by a district work crew. We have no idea when that will happen. So do I remove the books from the shelves and wait?

The current plan is to move everything we can, leave the books on the wall shelves and take books as needed in carts to the other room. Not perfect but at least it will get us functioning in the new room.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

What next?

I officially go back to work on Thursday, August 23. In case you haven't noticed that is really soon.

I am trying to figure out how to use this blog to do my job better. I teach information literacy and computer "skills" to first through sixth grade students in a Hayward, CA public school. The library media period is a prep period for the classroom teachers so I have each class for one 50 minute period each week. We will soon physically separate the library from the computer lab so I need to figure out how to manage the time between the two rooms. The move hasn't happened yet so making the change actually happen will be a challenge in itself.

If anyone out there in blog world has some ideas for using this blog, I would really like to hear from you.