Visit Cool Tools for Schools

This PAFA.net site hasn’t seen much (any?) in the way of updates since I retired. Maybe sometime in the future I’ll start using it as a book, gardening, travel site? Maybe. In the meantime, the […]

Young Adult Banned Books Widget

It’s Banned Books Week! September 22 – 28 is Banned Books Week. To help spread awareness of frequently banned young adult books, I’ve created a LibraryThing book widget of titles. Feel free to copy the […]

Voter Registration

absentee ballot information

Help get out the vote! EveryLibrary has teamed up with Vote.org to make embeddable voter registration and voter support forms available to libraries. Easy to add to your webpages, pretty much just copy and paste […]

Unsplash for Education Photo Collections

Unsplash is a great source for free photos that can be used for school projects, websites, print publications and more. The photos don’t require attribution, though the photographers who donate their photos certainly appreciate it […]

Winter Holiday Cool Tools Calendar

Reposting this Holiday Calendar from last year! Direct Link to the calendar is https://www.pafa.net/holidays/index.htm (from 2017 post)  I wasn’t planning to do anything for Hour of Code this year, but today I found a fun holiday […]

Summer Learning PD Bingo!

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, the school year has come to an end and we’re all looking forward to summer vacation. Bring it on! And our 2016-18 Cool Tools for School workshop […]

Listen Notes Podcast Search

I’m in love with Listen Notes, a  new-ish podcast search tool. Listen Notes makes is so easy to find just the right podcast content for whatever you’re interested in.  It currently indexes over 430,000 podcasts […]

2018 Reading Challenges and Book Lists

book graphic

So many lists, so many challenges, so little time. Here’s a list of challenges and interesting reads for the coming year. Why not pick some themes, prompts,  or specific books and share your personal challenge […]

Using TallTweets to Create Gifs

tall tweets

Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration has created many handy tools and shares great tips on his blog.  His TallTweets tool was originally created to create very long twitter posts. Enter your text and TallTweets parses it […]

Booklist widget – titles from those sh*thole countries

read widely

I love that so many librarians and booksellers reacted to the vile words and hate spewed by the US President this past week by pulling together lists and displays promoting the amazing literature about and/or […]