7/8 Grade Library

September 8, 2015

Let me help you! I am gathering input as to what your classroom needs may be. Please click on the Library Needs link in order to fill out a Google Form letting me know how I might provide you with the resources you need.

While I hope that you are all advocates of our library program, I am pleased to announce that we now have an official library advocacy committee that has agreed to promote certain activities/events of our Library Media Center.

  • Tracy Lovelady
  • Christina Nelson
  • Cheri Woods
  • Charles Frazier
  • Jackie Cannon
  • Tonya Parkman
  • Heather Garrett
  • Bo Hust
  • Nick Thomas
  • Allison Gaskin
  • Kim Martin
  • Linda Wolfe

Below are the events the committee will be promoting this fall. You can help us spread the word with your students and within our community.

Which part of the pencil are you? I know where I fit.

The following image represents the ways teachers respond to education technology. Read each of the labels and decide which one best describes you.
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1. The Hangers-On

Hangers-on know all the right lingo, attend all the right seminars, but just don’t do anything.

2. The Erasers

These people endeavor to undo much, if not all, of the work done by the leaders.

3. The Ferrules

These people hang on tightly to what they know. They keep a strong grip on their traditional practices and feel that there is not a place for technology in their classroom.

4. The Wood

These people “would” get technology if someone would just get them the gear, set it up, train them, and keep it running. All they need is help from some sharp person, and they would be doing it too.

5. The Sharp Ones

These are the people that see what the early adopters have done, willingly grab the best of it, learn from the mistakes of others, and do great stuff with their students.

6. The Leaders

These people are the first to take on the technology, the early adopters would usually document and enthusiastically share what they have tried, warts and all.