In all of the schools where I have taught, I have had a number of colleagues tell me that they have a "Kristina" folder. They actually took the time to create a folder so they could save the emails that I sent to them personally, to their departments, or to the entire school. They knew that I took great care to sift through the plethora of information that I would receive, in order to pass on what they would find useful. Even though they might not have had the time to read about a new web tool or strategy at the moment, they valued what I shared with them, and planned to eventually revisit it.
Some of my favorite professional development moments are during Twitter chats. Last night while moderating the monthly #wakeletwave chat (archived under the portfolio tab), I saw Erin Flanagan's post about monthly newsletters that she had created.
Erin's idea was simple, user friendly, and a timesaver...all ingredients for an epic hack! This immediately got my mind going. What about a Wakelet newsletter template that LIBRARIANS could use? So here it is...
LIVE VERSION OF THE NEWSLETTER TEMPLATE
IMMERSIVE READER DEMONSTRATION
Dear New Teachers,
Kristina A. Holzweiss
Ed Tech School Librarian