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Waiver Day, November 2, 2010

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WCS Media Centers. Waiver Day, November 2, 2010. Welcome. Zach Sharon New person at Walnut (Zach/Carla) Thank you Carla Hi Brooke. OELMA. Jack Gantos was awesome! Allison Zmuda has interesting ideas…some to which I’m philosophically opposed Jack Gantos was inspiring! - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Waiver Day,November 2, 2010

Zach Sharon New person at Walnut (Zach/Carla)

Thank you Carla Hi Brooke

Jack Gantos was awesome! Allison Zmuda has interesting ideas…some

to which I’m philosophically opposed Jack Gantos was inspiring! Audacity and Flip cameras will be used this

year at WSHS Jack Gantos signed books for Zach and Deb!

What did our other attendees think?

If you didn’t attend OELMA, start looking at eTech in February and get your registration info to Linda Cannon early.

Help save your position – Promote Yourself Every 9 weeks; at least every semester Include:

◦ Professional Development activities◦ Collaborative activities◦ Pictures of kids in the MC◦ Standards being met

Buffy Hamilton – High School

Fort Osage – short and sweet

Brown Elementary - online

You need to be out there! Easy to use – stable

◦ Wikispaces◦ Google sites◦ Glogster (in a wiki)

Dynamic◦ Blogs

Combo◦ Aggregators Netvibes Symbaloo Only2Clicks

Pick something you can maintain easily Send the address to Matt Davis Have an icon installed on the computer

desktops Put a blurb in the parent newsletter Notify the teachers and show it to them at

the next staff meeting Use it all the time with the kids

Places to go to find great tools◦ Best of the EdTech Web slideshare◦ ALA’s Top 25 Tools 2010◦ Learning Commons

Pick a couple and start implementing them as often as possible

How do YOU contribute to student achievement?

What can YOU do to improve test scores? How do YOU assess what students are

learning? How are YOU conveying your importance as

a learning specialist?

Present a session! Co-host with a content area teacher Make it applicable to all ages Show how you are using technology

◦ Committee to work on them?◦ Upload to wiki or Google sites◦ Ideas:

Importing MARC records Fines (collecting at other schools) Textbooks (returning to other schools) Purchasing Site specific subjects How to best provide training to newcomers

What questions did you want answered first?