Author Archives: Polly-Alida Farrington

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

Posted in Schools, Workshops | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Schools, Workshops | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Learning, Schools, Workshops | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Books, Browsers | 2 Comments

New York State Children’s Choice Book Award is Back!

After a 2 year hiatus, the New York State 3 Apples Book Award is back! Started in 2007 by the school library and youth services sections of the New York Library Association, the award celebrates the joys of reading for … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Books, Kids | Leave a comment

President Obama’s Book Lists

Thanks Obama! Recently, the NYTimes published two wonderful pieces sharing how  important reading has always been to President Obama. Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean to Him In the interview … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Reading | Leave a comment