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Jeri Hurd
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Easy Collaborative Spaces
This is the year of making a more collaborative, interactive, hands-on library for me.  The  (not-so) epic Lego wall is almost finished; I'm still weeding NF to make more space for maker-shelves . I had a brainstorm the other day as I was looking at the use...

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No Space? Build a MakerShelf!
I've been thinking a lot about flexible spacing and interactive libraries this year, and realized a bit of rigidity in my own thinking. Space in my HS is at a premium, and there's really nowhere for the library to expand.  Our "makerspace" is actually a sma...

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Guided Inquiry Design: The Put-It-All-Together Chart
Previous GID posts:   #1 ,   #2 As part of our decision-making process for choosing Guided Inquiry (GI), the three librarians (ES, MS, HS) scheduled weekly meetings to read/discuss both of the Guided Inquiry Design books.  (If you can only buy one, definite...

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Mental Health Break: It's That Time of Year...


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"Respect the Research!": Why We Chose Kuhlthau's Guided Inquiry Model
Being librarian's you'll get my little Me, Earl and the Dying Gir l shout out.  I really want this t-shirt , btw. Not the greatest design in the world, but I love the thought behind it. Harrumph!  Moving on... When we decided to overhaul the way research wo...

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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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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 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 ...
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