Friday, April 17, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
It's that time of year when students are graduating college and school districts are eliminating positions for next year. I am once again posting my comprehensive list of resources for teachers looking for a job. ( I work in N.J. so there are many links specific to our state) Good luck!
JOB INTERVIEW TIPS
Anatomy of a Job Interview
Yesterday I received an email from a publicist for School Library Journal, announcing that nominations were open for their 2nd School Librarian of the Year Award. The award is being presented by Scholastic Publishing. Nominations are open until Friday, May 22, 2015, with judging taking place in June, the winner announced in July, and the winner published in the September issue of School Library Journal. Here are the key points about the award from the publicist:
"This year, one winning school librarian will receive the following:
- $2,500 cash award
- $2,500 worth of print and digital materials from Scholastic Library Publishing
- Feature article in the September 2015 issue of School Library Journal
- An invitation to the SLJ Leadership Summit in Seattle,
Two finalists will each receive $500 in materials of their choice from Scholastic Library Publishing and be featured with the winner in online multimedia articles for SLJ.com. All nominations are judged by an esteemed panel comprised of school administrators, SLJ editors, industry professionals from Scholastic and 2014 School Librarian of the Year Michelle Colte, based on criteria including exemplary use of technology tools, creativity in programming and use of content and more. You can learn more about the 2014 winner here.
Instructions for applying and nominating individuals for the School Librarian of the Year Award can be found here: slj.com/schoollibrarian "
I was watching a Google Slides presentation today in our computer lab and it made me realize that many students are still not aware of how to resize an image in their report or presentation. Both Microsoft Word and Google Docs allow you to produce a great enlargement, (or make an image smaller) if you'd like) simply by following the directions below.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Wouldn't you like to know if there were any problems with Gmail or Google Calendar? Sometimes you think that it just you, but you're wondering if it's a genuine problem for everyone? Easy fix: go to the Google Apps Status Dashboard!
Colored dots indicate if the app is either having no issues, has a service disruption, or a service outage.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
I met James Patterson at a speaking event at Barnes and Noble, and found him to be funny and at ease with the large audience. He answered questions from us and autographed his latest book.
James Patterson has always believed that every child should be able to have access to books and how important reading is in education. His site, ReadKiddoRead offers book reviews, tips on getting your kids to read, contests to win free books and much more.
|James Patterson and his son Jack|
When I heard yesterday that James Patterson was pledging $1.25 million to school libraries, I started to think about how I could spruce up this 40+ year old library. (Scholastic is matching dollar-for-dollar with bonus points which can be used to purchase books for the classroom.) What would you do? Applications are being taken HERE until May 31, 2015.
Thank you so much, Mr. Patterson.