Post below "key learnings" and links from MAME 39 and our follow-up meeting and round robin sharing of good lessons and books. Don;t forget to add your name to your entries.

Elisabeth Stayer
School Library Journal Common Core Webinars (3 One-Hour Long Sessions)
Part 1: Common Core: Getting Real (Archived)

Click here to register for Part 2 of this series: Librarians, the Secret Weapon (November 20th @ 3pm)
Click here to register for Part 3 of this series: Making the Text Connection (January 17th @ 3pm)

Google Power Searching Course

B. Clark- Cellblock- Create an account, and get started.

What is Cellblock?
The official answer is that Cellblock enables instant multimedia publishing across websites, desktops and mobile devices (i.e., your cell phone). And we want you to do it your way.

This means one or many people can be both adding and viewing pictures and videos in a Cellblock via the web, desktop, or mobile device. The instant part means that as soon as the content arrives in a Cellblock, it can be visible to everyone everywhere without page refreshes, new downloads or other impediments.

See example on

B. Clark- Collaborize Classroom is a "moodle like" site, but more inviting and easier. It is free.Encourages engagment and online discussions to further classroom instruction.. Feaures include structured conversations, attachments( video, pictures, pdfs,), reports, groups, and more. You must create an account -- site to create your account Video tutorials

B. Clark**
Figment is an online reading/writing discussion community where teachers and librarians can add specific groups of students to discuss their reading and explore their writing. Take a look- . Click on the educator button at the bottom of the page. Let’s discuss further. I am really excited about this site. I am putting an article in your mail boxes about it. This might be used for a select group of students. I am working on another site(collaborize classroom) that might be good for entire classes for online book discussions. I am going to try it with the choice hour Battle Prep Class next week.

Nancy Waters
Motuto-on-demand math and science tutoring for your handheld device. $4.99 for 20 minutes. Additional 20 minutes $1.99 - compare that to the cost and scheduling obstacles of a live tutor.
ooVoo - free video chat (up to 12 people), send video messages, records and upload movies to uTube and much more.
Degreed - Degreed is a free service that scores and validates your lifelong education from both accredited (i.e. Harvard) and non-accredited (i.e. iTunesU,, Khan Academy, etc.) sources.
Khan Academy - learn almost anything for free.
Colorado State University will give college credit for some courses offered by MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) such as Udacity(Stanford), Coursera(33 Universities in partnership), MITx(MIT), Open Learning Initiative(Carnegie Mellon) and edX(Harvard). Source:New York Times Article
What Works Clearninghouse - EVIDENCE for what works in education from the Federal Government. Research-based evidence on all topics educational including publication reviews, practice guides, etc. Section on improving adolescent literacy.
Kickstarter - a funding platform for creative projects. Ask for money for your great idea.
Dial-a-doctor - we aren't the only field delivering services in a new way....
Screencasting: One Piece of "Flipping" a Classroom - from Laura Cummings, Oakland Schools
Library Planning Guide for Empowering Users - Build advocacy and an effective library program from AASL

Teresa TV $99