A Day in the Life of A Teacher Librarian as Seen Through her Tweets . . . .


Today I will Tweet my day as an example of an assignment I'd like my Digital Citizenship Gr. 9 class to do.
6:00 AM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Jogging with my Beagle. Listening to student podcast assignments for collaboration with ELA teacher on debating. Very interesting arguments!
6:07 AM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Still listening to student podcasts while I eat and dry my hair!
6:47 AM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Off to work on bus: must save environment. School email says Gr. 7 Science teacher wants to meet today re: collaboration on new project. Yay!
7:23 AM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

At School! Checking to make sure school WiFi is up and running: Gr. 9 Math teacher needs access for his students to download their assignment.
8:03 AM April 3, 2012 from the web

Checking Bloglines: All my Gr. 9 Digital Citizenship students have posted their blog reflections on file sharing and intellectual property rights.
8:07 AM April 3, 2012 from the web

Checking school email. Expecting some straggling assignments from last week.
8: 11 AM April 3, 2012 from the web

Students are starting to show up. Must turn on computers & charge 3 class sets of iPod Touches: Gr. 8’s need them for Social classes today.
8:15 AM April 3, 2012 from the web

Three groups of students have signed out laptops to work on various assignments and projects. Thank goodness for WiFi!
8: 32 AM April 3, 2012 from the web

Checking school Ning I set up for teachers’ professional development needs to see if there are any questions or teachers looking for help.
8:38 AM April 3, 2012 from the web

Posted new links to Digital Citizenship wiki & viewed additions and comments. Thought provoking comments on Digital Literacy by my students.
8: 44 AM April 3, 2012 from the web

New email: Gr. 8 Math teacher wants help creating a WebQuest for Statistics. Scheduled her for common prep with Instructional Tech Facilitator.
8: 54 AM April 3, 2012 from the web

New email: Gr. 8 ELA teacher wants to step up collaboration on his Media Literacy unit, looking for ideas. Scheduled him in today as well!
8:56 AM April 3, 2012 from the web

Off to first class: Digital Citizenship in Schools, Grade 8. We’re starting Digital Commerce with a group project using Trailfire & the class wiki.
9:02 AM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Students are so independent! Working diligently on their group assignments for Digital Commerce intro.
9:32 AM April 3, 2012 from the web

One group asked if it was ok to include a SmartBoard program they want to create for their final project in Digital Citizenship. I said yes!
9:47 AM April 3, 2012 from the web

Period 2: Co-teaching Gr. 9 Social group inquiry unit on Canadian History using online archives, newspapers and databases. So much fun!
10:02 AM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Found new Winnipeg Free Press online Archives a tremendous help for co-teaching project: http://archives.winnipegfreepress.com/Default.aspx
10:37 AM April 3, 2012 from the web

Posting messages on Library 2.0 and Classroom 2.0 Nings looking for ideas to help Gr. 7 Science Gr. 8 Math and Gr. 8 ELA Teachers.
10:42 AM April 3, 2012 from the web

Met with Gr. 7 teacher re: ideas for using tech in her Particle Theory unit, wants to create SmartBoard program. I suggested my grade 8 students help her.
11:23 AM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

LUNCH I love Spaghetti :) Great conversation with Gr. 8 teacher about authentic assessment. Gave me ideas for collaboration: she’s up for it!
12:07 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Just signed out a laptop, an iPod touch and a digital video camera to a group of students creating a multi-media report on their ELA Book Club book.
12:34 PM April 3, 2012 from the web

Collaborative meeting with Instructional Tech Facilitator Mr. Fredley. Began plans for Gr. 7 Science, Gr. 8 Math WebQuest and ELA Media Literacy.
1:10 PM April 3, 2012 from the web

Met with Gr. 7 Science and extended plans to include a wiki, a podcast creation and the use of the iPod touches. She’s elated.
1:27 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Met with Gr. 8 Math: Mr. Fredley showed how to use a wiki to create the WebQuest and I suggested we co-teach to help implement the project. He’s on board!
1:39 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Met with Gr. 8 ELA: discussed the idea of co-teaching the entire unit of Media Literacy with me AND Mr. Fredley, and we began to plan the unit.
1:57 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Gr. 8 ELA teacher also wants help creating assessment for Media Literacy Unit and the multi-media final presentation.
2:03 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

5th period Digital Citizenship Gr 9: starting Information Gathering & RSS Feeds & Aggregators. They’ll be excited when they learn it makes researching easier.
2:07 PM April 3, 2012 from the web

I was right! They’re busy setting up Bloglines accounts, subscribing to favourite blogs and setting up Google updates for research topics.
2:41 PM April 3, 2012 from the web

6th period Digital Citizenship Gr. 7: continued evaluating websites. Students like this site best http://www.andoverhs.anoka.k12.mn.us/imc/bogus.html
3:07 PM April 3, 2012 from the web

School is over! Checking computers in Library, charging iPods and digital video cameras for tomorrow. Posting new links to Virtual Library.
3:39 PM April 3, 2012 from the web

After school meeting with Gr. 7 team regarding their year end performance assessment project went well. I will be heavily involved in the planning process and be co-teaching during implementation.
4:15 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Must remember to show grade 7 team Glogster, Scrapblog, Pixton, Voicethread and Animoto as options for student presentations of year end project.
4:43 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Planning for tomorrow’s co-teaching with Gr 9 ELA: students will be using their cells and cameras to create digital collages for their debate topics.
5:05 PM April 3, 2012 from the web.

Dinner! I love it when my husband cooks :)
5:40 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

At Gym: listening to Professional Development podcasts (and some music!) while I cycle and lift weights.
6:45 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Relax time: CSI is on! Still thinking about the authentic assessment dilemma from lunch though. I have an idea!
8:07 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Making a to-do list for tomorrow’s half day prep time with Mr. Fredley! Update on collaborations, think about assessment ideas, update class wiki . . .
9:00 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

. . . check Nings for ideas, work out way to include cell phones in Math as per Gr. 9 teacher request, discuss Gr. 7 year end project . . .
9:02 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

. . . spend some time with library clerk planning literacy initiatives, then update Virtual Library site with our ideas, read some Edublogs . . .
9:04 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

. . . discuss with Mr. Fredley ways creative and applied arts teachers can integrate tech and do some collaborating with us. Done? Done.
9:06 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

IDEA: Set up Skype holographic session with Particle Theory Scientists from CERN for Gr. 7 Particle Theory unit. Brilliant!

9:13 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Bedtime! Catching up on youth lit on my Kindle, well just reading for pleasure really: Ptolemy’s Gate 3rd instalment of the Batimaeus Trilogy.
930 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone

Goodnight!
10:37 PM April 3, 2012 from my iPhone