Saturday, May 30, 2009

Holy iPhone, Batman!

Okay, so if you know me at all, you know that I have major technolust for the iPhone. I am charmed by the idea of a device that you can use as a phone, MP3 player, gps, computer, etc., all in one sleek cool package. The only thing missing in my opinion, is the ability to take high quality digital video. This too, in time, I'm sure. The only reason why I don't have one is because I cannot justify spending $1200 a year. :(

But, Wait!

If you are a teacher and you have an iPhone, you MUST visit www.iphonetips4teachers.info. It is a site started by Andrew Morris, an educator in the Round Rock Independent School District in Texas. He has compiled a bunch of really handy tips and app reviews that help make your job as a teacher easier. He organizes his site into three categories: Classroom Management, Instructional Tools, and the new category of Multimedia.

As a side note, I bemoaned the cost of the iPhone in an email with Mr. Morris. He was very well informed about the industry and told me about the new Verizon version of the iPhone. And any other librarians in the district may have a unique appreciation for his views on calculators, as well. *wink*

Thanks, Mr. Morris, for sharing your practical and fun tips in a well-organized format!

~The Square Librarian

Saturday, May 9, 2009

On Being a School Librarian...

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After going to classes and reading aloud until 12:45 in celebration of Read-In, I set up for the Spring bookfair. Then I had this nice treat to look forward to... I heart my job, it's something new every day.

Did I mention that my dog is going crazy over the chirping? I think I am too. Wheee!

~SquareLibrarian