Explorations and Reflections on my graduate school journey.


Hi! Welcome to the blog I will be using in conjunction with my URI GSLIS course work.  I am a former elementary school teacher, now stay at home mom who has always wanted to be a librarian.  As a teacher, I always prided myself on keeping up with the latest and greatest in fiction and nonfiction offerings for my students.  Having my personal collection at my fingertips daily and not currently stored in boxes is something I miss tremendously.  I hope to work as the School Media Specialist in an elementary or middle school setting, or as a public librarian.


May 6, 2019

Here is the presentation for my final class project.  It reflects on the "why" behind what I developed.  For more background information and the lesson materials, be sure to visit my other website pages!  A special thanks goes out to my fellow classmate, Kathleen...

April 15, 2019

I was finally able to take some time to noodle around with HITRecord.  I realized quickly that there are so many opportunities to get creative.  I love to push myself to write more so I focused on the writing challenges.  There was definitely something for everyone.  I...

March 29, 2019

Writing is something that if I had the luxury (come on PowerBall Jackpot!), I'd love to explore doing it full time.  Alas, with bills to pay and a house to run, being able to write full time or even everyday, is currently a challenge.  

They say "write what you kno...

March 20, 2019

I had the pleasure of working on a project for class with my partner Emily Mulvey.  We decided after chatting via a Google Doc that we wanted to do something on the topic of propaganda.  I had read a couple of articles that talked about many people feeling like propaga...

February 21, 2019

How can we get quality digital literacy to ALL students?

 I recently had the pleasure of reviewing two articles on the challenges associated with bringing meaningful media literacy into our educational practices: David Buckingham's blog post "The Challenge of Youth Medi...

February 14, 2019

For my first Digital Authorship project, I needed to find a mentor text and analyze and interpret its content.  I chose a Mazda car commercial I had recently seen while watching TV one night after my son and husband had gone to bed.  Typically, when they go to bed and...

November 16, 2017

Coming at this as a former classroom teacher, I have been asked about my thoughts on the use of Wikipedia in the classroom before.  My answer is not a straightforward one.  I have always said- yes, with provisions- which I will discuss further here.  Mainly, Wikipedia...

October 25, 2017

I recently had the awesome experience of finding a great new book!  Check out my YouTube Review of One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus.

McManus, K. M. (2017). One of us is lying. New York, NY: Delacorte Press.

October 24, 2017

I had the opportunity to visit Dover Middle School today to see some 7th grade book talks, check out their space, and get some valuable feedback and insight from their librarian Sheryl Powers.

But first... a little history.

When Dover Middle School was constructed in 200...

September 6, 2017