Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Catching up on the SLJSummit Through a Hashtag Search & More Hashtags for Learning

The School Library Journal leadership summit was held this past weekend in Philadelphia. I was able to follow some of the conversations, presentations, and resources through the Twitter hashtag, #sljsummit. Doing a search for that hashtag will bring up a results of tweets for the event so you can catch up on all the happenings.

In addition to following individuals and organizations on Twitter, these hashtags offer a helpful way to connect with other professionals and follow threads of conversations!

The second Monday of each month, there is a TL Chat held on Twitter. It uses the hashtag #TLChat and has a wiki with an archive of chats and for planing. The next #TLchat is scheduled for November 12.

This recent infographic shares a wide range of educational Twitter hashtags.
Popular Educational Twitter Hashtags
Compiled By: OnlineCollegeCourses.com

Monday, October 15, 2012

ISLMA Conference Countdown

It's almost time for the annual ISLMA Conference.
The session lists are posted, and it looks like there are loads of fantastic professional development opportunities through the formal sessions. Another great thing about conference is the networking opportunities to chat with others in the field, share ideas, and develop new collaborations.

Use social media to connect at conference and follow what is happening. The hashtag for the conference is #islma12

See you at the conference in St. Charles!

Wednesday Webinar from ICE

If you are a member of ICE (Illinois Computing Educators), mark your calendar for the organization's next free webinars.

On November 7 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Carolyn Skibba and Michelle Nash will be leading a session on Using the iPad to Assess, Document and Reflect on Student Learning. This session requires online registration

Monday, October 1, 2012

TL Cafe: Your Common Core Secret Weapon

Tonight on TL Virtual Cafe, the session was focused on librarians and the Common Core. There were lots of great ideas and practical examples. The Librarians in the Middle, Tamara Cox, Monique German, and Kristen Hearne, led the webinar. If you missed it live, you can watch the archive. I'm also looking forward to all the post-webinar resources that will be posted on the wiki page.

You can check out the resources here - http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/Common_Core