Yes, I know it is already mid-February, but I am granting myself through the end of this month to address "beginning of a new year" stuff. :-) And, this is "Ski Week" at my school, or, in my case "Catch up with Everything Week." so this is the time ...
I just checked back to see when I created my first blog. It was in 2007, prompted by CSLA's School Library Learning 2.0 tutorial. Soon after that, I began maintaining a personal blog and one for my school library. Then, in Fall of 2009, my school district moved me to the classroom, and I decided to start a new blog, "TLintheClassroom.blogspot.com," to tell about my new experiences being a librarian working in the classroom setting. Definitely the highlight of that "adventure" for me was helping more than 200 language arts and computer exploratory class students I taught that year to create their own blogs, an experience I highly recommend for all students. A year later in August 2010, I moved to my current position as teacher librarian at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach. I didn't want to abandon my blog, so I kept the same blog and url but renamed it "TL Back in the Library." Three and a half years later, I have been thinking it is time for a new blog url and title.
So, here's what's new:
- A new title: "Jane Lofton's School Library Journey"
- New URL: www.janelofton.com
- New banner and template (still a work in progress, isn't everything?)
Here's what's not new:
- The blog itself. I am still continuing tlintheclassroom.blogspot.com, but please update your links to my new redirect url, janelofton.com.
I hope you like the new banner and look, but please let me know if you have suggestions.