A number of folks I’ve bumped into lately ask me why I stopped blogging.

I haven’t.  I  simply can’t maintain both of my blogs, work, travel, and have a life.  So, while I may continue to post in this blog occasionally, I have an obligation to post on SLJ space.  So please, please link to NeverEnding Search here.

Here’s the direct feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SLJNeverEndingSearch

I hope you will continue to follow me to my other space. :-)

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Just posted my five top reasons for blogging the research process.  Check it out in my SLJ post.

The 2nd annual K12 Online virtual conference is just about a month away. Make sure you attend, or attend the conference archive. The event is completely free. Important thinkers and dreamers and practitioners will present. Connect yourself with their visions of how our schools are evolving, how learning is changing.

Because the presentation list might overwhelm, yesterday the site began posting the workshop presenters’ teasers–short, online videos to give attendees a better idea of what their presentation will address. Four teasers are already up:

Let’s plan to demonstrate strong library presence at this one! Your attendance will help you help learners learn and help teachers teach.

Here’s the list of strands and presentations:

Classroom 2.0:

  • Silvia Tolisano
    “Travel Through Space and Time”
  • Drew Murphy
    “Step by Step- Building a Web2.0 Classroom”
  • Chris Harbeck
    “Release the Hounds”
  • Vance Stevens, Nelba Quintana, Doris Molero, Sasa Sirk, and Rita Zeinstejer
    “Motivating Student Writers by Fostering Collaboration through Tagging and Aggregating”
  • Wendy Wolfe
    “If All My Classes Did This”
  • Konrad Glogowski
    “Assessment and Evaluation”
  • Anne Davis
    “Putting the Pedagogy into the Tools”
  • Dean Shareski
    “Design matters”
  • Jeff Utecht
    “Sustained Blogging in the Classroom”

New Tools:

  • Liz Kolb
    “Cell Phones as Classroom Learning Tools”
  • Frank Pirrone
    “Collaborative Concept Mapping – Breaking the Bounds of Location and Time… for $0.00 per Seat”
  • Cheryl Oakes, Bob Sprankle, Alice Barr
    “Flat Agents of Change”
  • Anne Davis
    “Learn to Blog : Blog to Learn”
  • Jason Hando
    “LMS 2.0 – Engaging Learners Using More Advanced Techniques and the Odd Mash-up inside Moodle”
  • Sharon Betts
    “Oodles of Googles”
  • Kevin Jarrett and Sylvia Martinez
    “Second Life: K-20 Educators Exploring Virtual Worlds – Panel”
  • Kurt Paccio and James Gates
    “The Electric Slide! Twenty-First Century Style”
  • April Chamberlain
    “Trailfire”

Professional Learning Networks:

  • Jen Wagner, Cheryl Oakes, Vicki Davis, Sharon Peters
    “Webcasting for Educators: Expanding the Conversation”
  • Brandi Caldwell
    “Creating PLE’s with TLC”
  • Kevin Hodgson and Bonnie Kaplan.
    “The Collaborative ABC Project: Using Technology to Tell Stories”
  • Lee Baber, Paul Allison, Susan Ettenheim and Thomas Locke
    “Building Online Communities for Youth”
  • Jeff Utecht
    “Online Professional Development”
  • James Folkestad
    “Changing a System: Network Centric Learning Communities”
  • Sharon Peters, Vincent Jansen
    “Building a Yardstick for PD Success: Establishing Key Performance Indicators for Web 2.0 Personal Optimized Learning Environments”
  • Vinnie Vrotny
    “Expanding Horizons – Engaging the Adult Members of your Community (Teachers, Administrators, and Parents) through the Use of Personal/Professional Learning Networks”
  • Alex Ragone and Arvind Grover
    “EdTechTalk: A Network of Homegrown Webcasters”

Obstacles to Opportunities:

  • Patrick Ledesma
    “The Technology Specialist as Teacher Leader: Strategies to Ensure Successful Technology Integration and Student Learning in Schools”
  • Ben Wilkoff
    “Starting From Scratch: Framing Change for All Stakeholders”
  • Karen Richardson
    “Crossing the Copyright Boundary in the Digital Age”
  • Shawn Nutting
    “Creating a Paradigm Shift in Technology”
  • Lisa Durff
    “Pushing the Envelope or How to Integrate Web 2.0 Tools on a Shoestring”
  • John Pearce
    ”Me blog? No way!!!”
  • Sylvia Martinez
    “Web 2.0 Share the Adventure”
  • Joseph Bires
    “Acceptable Use and the Web 2.0”
  • Sylvia Martinez
    “Challenging Assumptions about Technology Professional Development”

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I finally posted a very belated BlogDay celebration on my SLJ Blog. (Their software and my Mac just don’t seem to get along.) Anyway, forgive my cheat. The occasion gave me an excuse to promote some of the wonderful bloggers in the school library world instead of the recommended stretching beyond.

I am back in the mountains again, squeezing the very last juice out of a too-short summer and hoping that our association and our school board can come to an agreement in their talks today. I hope not to be sharing pictures from the line in my upcoming posts. The shirt is ugly and I miss our students.

Post script:  We have a tentative agreement!  Good-bye to summer. Back to the lovely old schedule.

Just wanted to alert those folks who don’t read my SLJ Blog to my latest post.

One of my most popular pathfinders in our high school, where media projects are fairly commonplace, has been the one that leads learners to images and sounds they can use easily in Web publishing, podcasting, and broadcasting.

As I worked on updating my pathfinder on copyright-friendly media, I thought I’d open it up to our library/edtech community.  Can we build together an uberwikipathfinder?  Let’s see.

In any case, feel free to use the resources in the pathfinder if you’d rather build your own.

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