I ran across this post in my Twitter feed this weekend, as I was writing my own version of
"I shipped in 2014" inspired by the blog post below by Doug Johnson.
Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 06:00AM
"What did you ship?" is a great question for all of us to ask ourselves. What, beyond just doing one's job, did you accomplish (not try to do, not intend to do, not think about doing, not hope to get done, not plan to do - but actually DO) in 2014? What did you do that was a little bit scary? That you might have drawn criticism for? That may changed the world just a little bit?
In writing about what "I shipped", the intention is not to brag, but to be transparent. What I do is not that unusual. It is just that I make a habit of sharing and I encourage all of my colleagues to do so as well. I think this is especially important for those of us in the school library world during this time of change, when the relevance of the school library/school librarian isn't obvious and many programs are fighting for their existence. Let the world know what you are doing.
What is obvious to you might be amazing to others.
I try to always "expect more" of myself and last year I did some new things, forcing myself out of my comfort zone.
I shipped in 2014 - You can too
(with Hat Tip to Doug Johnson, Blue Skunk Blog)
- EdCamp Inservice at Clear Creek Amana - Using Twitter
- EdCamp Northeast - Infographics
- Iowa 1:1 conference - Fearless in Fourth with Jan Johnson and Maria Schroeder
- Iowa Library Association conference - AASL Best Websites and Apps
Making connections via Video conferencing/Skype/Google Hangouts
- Iowa Teen Award Smackdown with students from SMS and 2 other Iowa schools
- 3rd grade with Barry Wolverton, author of NEVERSINK
- 4th grade with Gail Petri, former Library of Congress Librarian talking about primary sources
- Ci 302 Interview with Jamie Fath - Teacher Librarian
- World Read Aloud Day - multiple connections with classes around the United States
- Make a lipdub video - with Jennifer Zurawski
- News Programs using GHOA - with Jennifer Zurawski
- 4th grade with Kate Messner, author
- Lakeview Elementary News - playlist
- 202 posts on 365 Photo Blog
- 3 posts on SCSD Tech Corner blog
- 8 posts on Making Connections blog
- 4 posts on IASL blog
- 31 posts on SCSD Media Services Facebook page
- 24 posts on SHS Media Center Facebook page
- Iowa Library Association, Executive Board
- Iowa Association of School Librarians - Chair, Professional Development and Conference
- Grant Wood AEA Media Services Advisory Committee
- Digital Learning Day - capturing a snapshot of the day - February 5, 2014
- IASL Spring Conference - chairperson
- DEAR - Drop Everything And Read
Featured in publications
- Community Read - Anatomy and Physiology, MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS
- 5th grade - Endangered Animals
- 6th grade - What really happened?
- 4th grade - Enhanced podcasts, Poetry
- 6th grade - Robots and programming
- 3rd grade - Pause and Think Online
- SHS Anatomy and Physiology - Book Trailers
- 6th grade - Astronomy
- 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders oriented to DestinyQuest and aspects of social networking
- 7th and 8th grade TAG - School uniforms