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Diversity and Booklists
http://www.rudecactus.com/archives/2005_01.html This fall as school started I was lucky to learn from an engaging speaker at a teacher inservice day. Alison Park  (her company is called Blink Consulting) spoke with our k-12 faculty about diversity at indepe...
http://www.rudecactus.com/archives/2005_01.html This fall as school started I was lucky to learn from an engaging speaker at a teacher inservice day. Alison Park  (her company is called Blink Consulting) spoke with our k-12 f...
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Rules.. Yes, Rules.
Wow! This was an amazing start to year two as Head Librarian of a library where I have been for 17 years. I feel as though the high school curriculum I am going for is actually happening, the professional development I am giving is making a difference, and ...
Wow! This was an amazing start to year two as Head Librarian of a library where I have been for 17 years. I feel as though the high school curriculum I am going for is actually happening, the professional development I am giv...
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23 Things: Twitter
This is my post for Thing 3 in the class I am teaching with Yapha Mason , Jessica James , Pam Horrocks and 2 more fabulous ed tech people...
This is my post for Thing 3 in the class I am teaching with Yapha Mason, Jessica James, Pam Horrocks and 2 more fabulous ed tech people from our school. Yapha wrote a concise, humorous, and fabulous twitter introduction and a...
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Makerbreak Update
The #makerbreak is going well. These two weeks were all about Lego. I brought in my son's huge bin of old Lego, and the upper school boys...
The #makerbreak is going well. These two weeks were all about Lego. I brought in my son's huge bin of old Lego, and the upper school boys were so happy. One 11th grader gave me a hug for bringing in Lego and requested other g...
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New Blog Post..
Today we prepared for our new library program, Maker Break. We introduced it in the back to school student weekly calendar, and put up signs physically and then virtually in our @bwslibrary twitter stream.  I also posted the ...
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My 9th graders prefer print books. Do yours? New Blog Post: http://archipelagoblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/9th-graders-prefer-print-books.html
I work in a 1:1 iPad environment. All of our 9-12 grade students have iPads. I have slowly been collecting a fiction and pleasure reading ebook library with Baker and Taylor's axis 360. Currently my M...
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I still find that there is a mixture among my students and teachers as well.  One of my teachers was very against ebooks until he got a Kindle for Christmas.  Now he can't imagine ever going back to paper...
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elisabeth abarbanel

Education, teacher librarians, school libraries, ed tech,  - 
 
Getting back to blogging! 
Wow! This was an amazing start to year two as Head Librarian of a library where I have been for 17 years. I feel as though the high school curriculum I am going for is actually happening, the professional development I am giv...
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23 Things: Pinterest
Some people love it, some don't, but here is how I feel about Pinterest. I'm conflicted, a wannabe, a lapsed user. I want to use it for n...
Some people love it, some don't, but here is how I feel about Pinterest. I'm conflicted, a wannabe, a lapsed user. I want to use it for non-librarian related things. I have librarians in my twitter, facebook, and feedly. So t...
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The #makerbreak is going well. These two weeks were all about Lego. I brought in my son's huge bin of old Lego, and the upper school boys were so happy. One 11th grader gave me a hug for bringing in Lego and requested other g...
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Would you consider writing this up for School Librarian's Workshop?  What do you see are the benefits to students? To the library program?  email me at hilda@slworkshop.net
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Education, teacher librarians, school libraries, ed tech,  - 
 
Starting a new professional development program - The next 10 weeks will be exciting!
This week is the kick off for our 23 Things program. 23 Things is an online professional development training course about web 2.0 tools. The 3 librarians and 3 educational technologists from our k-12 school teamed up to crea...
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Hi, I'm Elisabeth Abarbanel,@eabarbanel on twitter. I am Head Librarian at the East Campus of Brentwood School in Los Angeles, an independent school. I work with the 7-12 grade, and our library is @bwslibrary on twitter. I am passionate about the library as a place  to research, learn, and create. I'm also pretty passionate about Google, understanding copyright for multimedia in schools,  reading, and my children! I have a blog, but I haven't been updating it lately, called Archipelago (archipelagoblog.blogspot.com). I hope to start blogging again soon. I have been blogging a bit on my library's blog however, at InfoEagles
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I am the Head Librarian at Brentwood School, East Campus, the 7-12 grade campus of a K-12 co-ed independent school in Los Angeles. The views and opinions expressed on my blog are my own and not necessarily of my employer. Archipelago is a personal blog.
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Los Angeles - Jerusalem, Santa Cruz (CA)