Tuesday, September 19, 2017

They Nattered Like Pirates In Flipgrid!

It was so fun to see that my friend Andy Plemmons students adding to the Talk Like A Pirate Flipgrid today.
You could see they were having such a fun time during their Talk Like A Pirate Day in the library.

Check out their Pirate Talk here too.  Feel free to keep this pirate talk going.

Thank ye Andy....Ye 'n yer students made Talk Like A Pirate Day even more fun!  

The Library Voice Recognized In The Top 50 Teacher Blogs

Today I received an email with a wonderful surprise and honor inside.

It was from ShoutAbout.org.

My blog, The Library Voice, has been recognized as one of the top teaching blogs online in their new list of the Top 50 Teacher Blogs!  
I am included with such a wonderful group of blogs, educators and friends.  I can't wait to get to know even more of these and the people behind them.  

Monday, September 18, 2017

Adding Something New As We Develop Our Future Ready Librarian Goals

Do you remember when I came across that really cool idea from Suzanne Snead @librareprincess on Twitter? 
She tweeted She's got #goals. Getting a jump start on 17-18 with my nifty little planner. #FutureReadyLibs.
Suzanne created the Future Ready Librarian Goals in Google Sheets, making it very easy to add things under each of the ten gears throughout the year. You can add text, images, links, etc.. to the space underneath each column or gear.

Also, having this in Google Sheets will give her the opportunity to use this year after year, adding another sheet or tab to hold a new year.

After I saw her tweet, I asked her if we could all use this by making a copy and using it as our own personal Future Ready Librarian space too.  She was excited to share it with all of us. 
I have been using her Google Doc and sharing it in so many places.  Today, when I was having a conversation with my dear friend Terry Roper about setting goals as Future Ready Librarians, I thought....

Maybe it would be helpful to add a few more guidelines in the goal setting Google Sheets?  
So, I added a new column with four new rows labeled with these statements above.  This will help us focus what we are doing and what we want to do as we set our Future Ready Librarian goals for today and the future.

I made a copy of the Google Sheets that I made the additions to.....You can find it here.  Please feel free to make a copy of this or add your own rows and columns to one you have already started.

This will be a wonderful place to start planning for the year as you embrace all parts of the framework as a Future Ready Librarian.