Author Archives: Polly-Alida Farrington

Books for Kids: Empathy, Diversity and the Immigrant Experience

In the past months, many organizations have published lists of YA and kids books focused on diversity, understanding the immigrant experience and developing empathy. For a project I’m working on, I merged a selection of these lists (see below) and … Continue reading

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Juxtapose – Comparing Images

Juxtapose creates a slider to compare two images. It’s one of several handy tools from the Northwestern University Knight Lab. This Juxtapose images compares London’s Heathrow airport in 1945 and 2014. (Link to larger version.) What a great way to … Continue reading

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SummerPD Discount

And as a p.s. to the previous post. The House of #EdTech podcast is offering a discount on the  SummerPD.com online workshops. This is a series of 10 lessons covering Twitter, Google Classroom, Screencasting, Canva and more. Do these at … Continue reading

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Cool Tools and OER

OER (Open Educational resources) is the topic of  one of this year’s new lessons in the Cool Tools for School workshop. Open Educational Resources are freely available educational materials, ideally put together by people who are experts in their fields … Continue reading

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Cool Tools for School 2016-2017

We’re halfway through the 2016/17 Cool Tools for School online workshop. There are over 150 registrants this time round and about 110 active participants so far. A good turnout! If you’d like to read some of the posts from the … Continue reading

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Powerful Book Lists & Handy Library Extension for Chrome

One response to the political chaos of the last few weeks has been the publication of many wonderful lists of books that encourage reading more diversely.  The four lists below focus on works that celebrate Black Voices, Refugees from all … Continue reading

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