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Jeri Hurd
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Lived in Ankara, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt
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Collaborative Action Research in the iBookstore
We're published! I blogged about the iPad Trials, but we've published the two studies in the iBookstore.  You'll find the larger iPad study as well as each teacher's individual subject-focused study.  We'd love feedback! Year one/Cycle Two Year two/Cycle Th...
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Collaborative Action Research: Empower Your Teachers (Part II)
My last post looked at  the power of CAR and why the library should be integral to the process, beyond the obvious research reasons.  Here, we'll look at how we implemented the process at my school. Our CAR team consisted of our tech integrator, me, the IT ...
My last post looked at  the power of CAR and why the library should be integral to the process, beyond the obvious research reasons.  Here, we'll look at how we implemented the process at my school. Our CAR team consisted of ...
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Bib 2.0 Summer Reboot
Hello?!  Hello!?  Anyone there?!? I know, I know.  It's been ages.  I've pretty much given up blogging during the school year, as you may have noticed...There's a reason the Buffy's and Doug's and Cathy's and Joyce's of the world are the superstars they are...
Hello?!  Hello!?  Anyone there?!? I know, I know.  It's been ages.  I've pretty much given up blogging during the school year, as you may have noticed...There's a reason the Buffy's and Doug's and Cathy's and Joyce's of the w...
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Jeri! I hear you sister. Did you hear I'm going to Germany? Yikes! I don't think I can fake it anymore. 

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The MakerSpace: Equipment and Programming
Exciting title, eh? Once you have the space, you need to add the "Maker" element, which consists of both equipment and programming. Now, personally, I think there are all kinds of Makerspaces.  The point is to lure the kids in to hands-on activities that ge...
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The Power of the Process: Adopting Kuhlthau's Guided Inquiry Model
The three librarians at my school (ES/MS/HS) spent the last few months thinking about the research process, what it looks like at the school (kind of a mess), and how we can improve it.  Our biggest problems:   Each of the libraries takes a slightly differe...
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Collaborative Action Research: Empower Your Teachers (Part I)
Two years ago, our director asked the tech integrators "So when are we getting iPads?"  Now, we've all been there:  Schools want to look tech-forward, so they pour money into smartboards or whatever, throw them at the teachers and say, "Here--use them!" For...
Two years ago, our director asked the tech integrators "So when are we getting iPads?"  Now, we've all been there:  Schools want to look tech-forward, so they pour money into smartboards or whatever, throw them at the teacher...
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Why My Library Just Cancelled Its Subscription to Time Magazine
The New York Times published this interesting article today, unfortunately burying the lede in the third paragraph.  Money quote: ...Time Inc. will abandon the traditional
separation between its newsroom and business sides, a move that has
caused angst am...
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Hello!  Things are going well!  Planning on finishing up the degree this year, and currently waiting to hear back on postdocs.  I was in Bonaire a month ago, and that was great.  How about you?  How have you been?

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The MakerSpace: If You Build It, Will They Come?
I'm about to find out. Thanks to a dream, an under-utilized workspace, and a $3000 end-of-year surplus in my budget,  the library now has a MakerSpace!  It's on a different floor, the space isn't ideal, but hey!  It's there! Ever since Buffy Hamilton first ...
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Library Media Specialist
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  • Western Academy of Beijing
    LMS, 20122 - present
  • International School of Ulaanbaatr
    LMS, 2010 - 2012
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Teacher-Librarian, ex-English teacher and intermittent blogger, exploring the intersection between technology, libraries and learning.  I'm passionate about empowering conversations to enhance learning and student-created content; I believe students need to be transliterate--embracing traditional as well as visual, information and technological literacies.  An enthusiastic chef, I also love dogs, diving and the blues.

All opinions expressed are my own, though I reserve the right to change them upon reflection!
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Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher
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