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About Mrs. J in the Library

My husband once asked me, “When is the shortest distance between two points NOT a straight line?”

I definitively answered, “When it’s a tesseract.”

About technology and tesseracts

The inspiration for my blog name is from one of my all-time favorite books, “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle.  I sometimes think of tesseracts (or “wrinkles”) as a metaphor for using technology in education. If you’ve read the book, hopefully you can understand that technology can be a “wrinkle” or shortcut that we use to help us get from point A to point B. It is not a straight line (and often it’s not the fastest way, either), but it is better than not using technology at all.

When I first started this blog in 2008, it was to document an online Web 2.0 class/workshop through the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, or PSLA.  Though I never finished the workshop assignments, I kept the blog.

Now as I implement programs such as Nook ereader lending, Android tablet use, and a makerspace at my library, I document my experiences and reflections to inspire and help elementary teacher-librarians or library media specialists.

About Me

I’m a teacher-librarian at an elementary school in Pennsylvania.  The information and opinions represented here are my own and are not the views and opinions of any business or organization.

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