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Melissa Techman
Worked at Albemarle County Public Schools
Attended University of North Texas
Lived in Nyeri, Kenya
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I remixed AND made a (glitchy-but-hey!) NEW webpage with Thimble. Here is my "Tyvek and Me" remix of +Chad Sansing 's All About Me template. Feel free to remix - and big thanks to Chad for advice and for making the template for #clmooc. The new page I made is linked off this one and is called "More Inspirations".
https://thimble.webmaker.org/project/1700/
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Awesome, Melissa! I love it. Way to remix +Chad Sansing's original template.
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At +Chad Sansing's school, just finished writing up some notes to guide my thinking...students in his room want more Raspberry Pi's, want Tinkertags, want to help me with ebook ideas. I want to join in as they work on idea for voice sensor using different pitch, volume to trigger LED pictures. Can't wait to be learner in study group with Chad and +Paul Oh : )
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Melissa will be web- and e-book-mentoring us all in no time flat. Which is awesome. Welcome!
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enjoying this grammar/usage/writing site, aimed at college but works for HS, some MS. I also see this as a model for making my own posters on many topics for elementary school (or rather, having students make!):
http://theyuniversity.tumblr.com/tagged/grammarplus
Random post; RSS feed; Archive; Ask me anything. The YUNiversity The YUNiversity. Grammar; Vocabulary; UC Berkeley News; Literary Terms; Essay Writing; College Prep. — @The_YUNiversity. Posts tagged g...
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Thanks for sharing!
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This comment fr Ron Martinez (@ronmartinez on Twitter and he'll be on G+ soon) is fascinating and part of a discussion on Linkedin:
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=1515307&type=member&item=63187402&commentID=47135011#commentID_47135011
By implication the majority of discussion is about e-books as text-centred works. Yet, from their very beginning, even when being created by hand by scribes and illuminators, books have been highly vi...
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No more "hey, I guess they don't care" - Amazon spells it out, and the answer re how we most want to use Kindles in libraries and classrooms is NO.
From +Buffy Hamilton 's blog, via +Anne Weaver :


http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/why-we-wont-purchase-more-kindles-at-the-unquiet-library/
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I never realized that Anne. That is disappointing. Maybe B&N needs to expand their market. I look forward to reading your post Buffy!
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Hey, Librarians - can you help Larry? I'll look too, after walk : )
Larry Ferlazzo originally shared:
 
Do you have any recommendations on good research showing the effect of subtitles on videos with Eng Lang Learners?
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thanks, Cathy - I'll add this to Larry's post : )
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Here's my meme. Inglip obeys and shows affection(s) for #clmooc! 
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just got back from LA and setting up for school, but still collecting people and ideas re use of Daily 5 in school libraries. Let me know if you'd like to join us!
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I'll start a Daily 5 Circle so all my circles don't have to read these comments. Let me know if you want to be on the Daily 5 Circle, or create your own.
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In meeting at the elegant large learning space at UVA Med School with leadership teams from Albemarle County to learn from Peter Reynolds and plan, discuss re embedding systems that support creativity. And yes - that Peter Reynolds of great books and big grant fame:
Scroll down for Fab@School Project:
http://fablevisionlearning.com/new/
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MELISSA   FIRST  I  AM  GLAD  THAT  YOU  LIVED  IN  KENYA,  I AM  A  KENYAN   AND  AN  EDUCATOR  I  FOUNDED  A CHARITY  DEALING  WITH  ORPHANS  IN  SCHOOLS  AND  STREET  CHILDREN,  HOW  CAN  WE   BENEFIT  FROM  YOUR  LIBRARY  AND  OTHER  SERVICES,  KINDLY  LET  ME  KNOW.
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thanks, +Caroline Smith for RTing this on twitter, from @RBReich (Robert Reich):

"D's must not approve deal that asks nothing of the richest in America -- richer now than ever & paying lowest tax rate in 80 yrs."

and they own more in terms of percentage of total assets and social mobility is way down....
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Going to hear Leah Price tonight at UVA (top lecture) - so good of the Rare Book School to hold these lectures and welcome the public:
http://www.rarebookschool.org/lectures/
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I wished I lived in Charlottesville right now. Sounds like a great lecture --
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Urgent: tailor the message, speak up, hammer the legislature to support humanities. Just got this alert from the Federation of State Humanities Councils.

http://www.congressweb.com/cweb2/index.cfm/siteid/FSHC
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  • Albemarle County Public Schools
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Nyeri, Kenya - Nairobi, Kenya - Kampala, Uganda - London, England - Chapel Hill, NC - Houston, TX - Austin, TX - San Antonio, TX - College Station, TX - Charlottesville, VA - Staunton, VA
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I'm a school librarian and tech lead teacher at a small rural school outside Charlottesville, VA. Like all school librarians, I support classroom content, have infectious enthusiasm for learning and books, and teach library and information literacy/transliteracy skills in context.
I love to learn and read. I went the alt cert route to being a school librarian (after being a pulbic librarian) and don't think that "we've always done it that way" puts any life into education.  Every time I find a way to spark curiosity in my students, I feel good.

When I see that Yeats quote about education being the lighting of a fire, I hear Spike Jones' "My Old Flame".
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It was more about being in the right place at the right time.
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  • University of North Texas
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