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You Have to Ask Yourself WHY

by Dona Helmer If you have never experienced a presentation by Joyce Valenza you deserve to check out something by her in SLJ or see her blog (http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/neverendingsearch/).  I had the opportunity to see her present at midwinter and I … Continue reading

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AASL Affiliate Assembly at 2017 ALA Midwinter

by Donna Helmer First of all, let me give you a little background about AASL’s Affiliate Assembly.  It was created in 1977 to give librarians a way to share their concerns with AASL Directors. There are two delegates from each … Continue reading

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Google Classroom Session

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presented by Alice Keeler Submitted by Laura Guest Assignment created for my 6th grades Students Using Google Classroom will allow for quicker feedback from both the teacher and from classmates. Alice states the importance of immediate feedback and often says … Continue reading

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Google Tips

Presented by Alice Keeler Submitted by Laura Guest “Alice Keeler holds a Masters in Educational Media Design and Technology and is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended … Continue reading

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Creating Global Citizens with Skype in the Classroom

Presented by Samuel Jordan, Alaska Department of Education Written by Laura Guest My first session of the conference was a session on Skype in the Classroom. Six years ago I attended a session at a different conference and I tried … Continue reading

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Saturday Night: Most Likely to Succeed Documentary Film

By Laura Guest About 20 of us gathered for movie night. After a brief introduction from Cordova’s Superintendent Alex Russin we watched the one and a half hour film. One of the quotes from the film’s website is “Most Likely … Continue reading

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smore from Caitlin Jacobson

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Check out Caitlin’s information-rich smore posters.  There are several links embedded in the posters themselves. Click on any of the buttons below to begin your exploration. ~kr, ed.

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AKLA conference artifacts by Raandi Miller

Explosives and Experiments Amanda Kiely – Ketchikan Public Library Amanda led us through a handful of the hands-on experiments that she uses in her children’s program at the Ketchikan Public Library. The focus is on exploration, inquiry and “making a … Continue reading

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Notes from the editor

Hello fellow librarians and friends, Bear with me as I attempt to post your submissions in a timely manner while navigating the wordpress quirks.  I am the new editor for the Puffin and I am looking forward to the challenge of keeping the … Continue reading

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ALA 2016 Conference Culture & Diversity By Danelle Jefson

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ALA 2016… Conference Culture & Diversity June 2016.  The annual American Library Association Conference began two weeks after the horrific shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.  The availability of restrooms for transgendered individuals is a legislative “hot” topic.  Both … Continue reading

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