August 21, 2014

Fight the ‘Zombie Librarians’ | ISTE 2014

LaGarde's opening slide.

Jennifer LaGarde’s sold-out ISTE presentation, “How to Survive the Zombie Librarian Apocalypse!,” struck a chord among teacher librarians. Her talk hinged on a statement she’d once heard: “There are only two types of librarians: zombies and zombie fighters.”

Librarian/Teacher Projects on New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, Energy Conservation Honored at ISTE

Left to right: Earth Pals collaborators Gretchen Welk, Matthew Winner, and Sherry Gick, along with their friend Nick Provenzano (aka The Nerdy Teacher).

An exploration of New Orleans’s hurricane-ravaged Ninth Ward and a student-driven study on how to conserve energy in a school are the winners of this year’s SIGMS Technology Innovation Awards bestowed at ISTE, the annual ed-tech conference held in San Antonio, TX, June 23–26.