Tuesday, October 28, 2014


It is a tradition now. Our Tech Club does scary selfies for Halloween using PicMonkey.

Stopped by Central Office today to check out the display case. Wow, it looks great. Thank you Mrs Wentzien!

SMS new book display is looking fantastic!

First time using Kahoot and it was a HOOT!

Monday, October 27, 2014


Mr Wear counting down to our SHS GHOA news show live from the choir room!

My friend and former coworker, Karen Clingerman, dropped this by the library this morning. A student set it up for me. I can't wait to see the seeds sprout!

Zoom video conference with Valerie Taylor Hill at GWAEA. We talked about how we use online resources at SCSD, for a future @INFO article.

Heather put together the "SCSD Media Services: Making Connections" poster for me and Kris Wentzein did the rest to make this awesome window display right at the entrance of Central Office.

Getting ready for our annual Halloween PicMonkey extravaganza at tomorrow's SMS Tech Club meeting.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


For the 2nd day of the Iowa Library Association annual conference, I did a presentation on the AASL Best Websites and Apps 2014.

I used a Twitter visualization tool for the Twitter stream while the attendees found their seats.

I left the conference luncheon early so that I could set up a UStream video feed on ebola for the Anatomy and Physiology class brought to us via Student News Net. 


I spent the day at the Iowa Library Association Annual Conference. 
One of the sessions on Pinterest mentioned a board I maintain and share : Iowa School Libraries Make a Difference

I organized and moderated this session on making the most of your social media presence, presented by Tumblr phenom, Colleen Thiesen from the University of Iowa's Special Collections department. She did a fabulous job!


Pause and Think Online - video created with art work from 3C. I contacted Commonsense Media to obtain permission to use their music file. I'll be putting together 5 more videos, one for each section of 3rd grade.

We ran the advertisement for the high school beard contest on the big screen during seminars A and B.

I attended the ILA conference reception at the Cedar Rapids Public Library Wednesday evening.


Green screen fun at SMS Tech Club.

Getting ready for Lakeview news live broadcast! 2B students talked about how they blog!

Helping the Iowa Library Association's local arrangements committee stuff the packets for the annual fall conference.