SCASL15- Columbia, South Carolina
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Conference Schedule At a Glance

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KEYNOTE: **10 Ways to be a Library Marketing Genius Like Gaga**
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Thursday March 12, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ballroom A-B

Times are tough all over for education. Librarians and school libraries are at a crossroads. This is one of the most exciting times to be a teacher-librarian in our country and but it is also very challenging. A revolution is at hand and we need to be nimble, daring, and digital in our profession. We need to work towards shifting the way the world views school librarians and libraries. If you don't think Librarians need to think about marketing today then I really want an hour to try and change your mind! At the end of the hour you might not be ready to wear a meat gown or sky high pumps but you'll have several ways to your pump up your library practice & make it FIERCE!
Tweet Positive & Empathy for Haters

Lady Gaga - Call upon yourself...that you are great!

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Save the Bullies

Another version inspired by Karl Fisch's "Did You Know" - This is not the most recent, but it's my favourite!

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Mobile Media in the Classroom

Thursday March 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Richland B
QR Codes, Kahoots, Vines, & Instagrams are popping up everywhere! In this BYOD generation, mobile media is in the hands of our kiddos, their parents, and in my school and library! How to leverage the power of mobile media in your school library, classroom, and community for engaging & exciting digital discoveries!
Key Words - web presence, mobile learning, vine, qr code, community connections, social media, transliteracy, smart phone, meme,
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Tweet Like a Ninja: Education Edition

Friday March 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Ballroom A-B

Twitter is one of the most significant, rich, and profound professional development tools out there (& it's FREE!) but mastering it takes some slick sensei moves. Whether you're a Twitter newbie, lurker, contrarian, or champion - this session will be chock full of easy tips and tricks to learn, connect, and share with your community and educators around the world. From choosing the right user name, creating a profile that packs a punch, graphic designs that grab, to how to build a powerful global personal learning network - you can master the art of the Tweet! Graphics


So, I found myself with more than an hour in my next session room -- and people were already there! Ok, only 3 people - we were talking & I asked if they wanted to hear an extra session & let them choose. They chose this one & I Tweeted it out -- Holy smokes! Within 15 min the room was full! AWESOME! Here are the links for that bonus session!
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One of 55,750,713 Million Reasons Why I LOVE Lady Gaga -- From our Little Monsters Blog

Lessons Learned for Teachers - Love YOUR Little Monsters! Empathize, Understand, Care.

My SCASL Storify

On Feb 12th Lady Gaga had to cancel several upcoming HUGE events - The Born This Way Ball - she was injured & needed hip surgery. She was devastated.


Before she was wheeled into surgery she posted this on our Little Monsters Blog (a community for all her fans - yes, I'm a member) And then thousands of us all left comments wishing her a speedy recovery. Her letter doesn't focus on HER she focuses on her fans and shows her love for them. This kind of care is contagious and inspiring.

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