Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Picture day. Mrs Posekany both went with stripes.

After school, a small group of teachers joined Mrs Schroeder, Mrs Johnson and I in the Lakeview Media Center to learn about Google Classroom. It is a great tool for organizing student work. We are trying to spread the word.


Dot Day fun in Tech Club. 

Dot Day fun in 4th grade.

Monday, September 15, 2014


Setting up classrooms for 3rd graders and SMS Tech Club. Loving Google Classroom.

More Dot Day fun using ColarMix.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


A football mom/professional photographer agreed to take some media center photos of the football team with books. I can't wait to see how they turn out.

Later the same day, same room, different event. This time we were hosting an Iowa Supreme Court Justice.

Friday, September 12, 2014


Denny Gruber, former Solon High School social studies teacher, stopped by the media center yesterday. I thought he wanted to chat about the book he has been working on since his retirement (it's about World War II). Over the years, he has gone from asking about writing software to figuring out what self-publishing site to select and it has been fun following his journey.

But he had actually been looking for me at Lakeview and then the high school to deliver an invitation and to let me know that I had been selected as the Optimist Club of Solon's Achievement in Education Award for 2014.    

I was shocked and honored. I certainly don't feel worthy, but I'll be happy to represent the district and my media services team. I couldn't do my job without the support of the administration and the media services team, Paula, Shari and Heather.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Our media centers are well supported. Our students have the books they need and want.

More Dot Day fun!

Miriam Gilbert  of Rosen Publishing (on the right) and Educational Media Consultant, Kathy Gerozin (middle) stopped by Lakeview today to talk about some of the Rosen products. We just added Power Knowledge Science to our digital collection this fall.