Winter Holiday Cool Tools Calendar

Reposting this Holiday Calendar from last year! Direct Link to the calendar is (from 2017 post)  I wasn’t planning to do anything for Hour of Code this year, but today I found a fun holiday […]

Embedding Google Photo Albums

Many thanks to Sue Waters of EduBlogger for this great tip on how to embed a Google Photos album on another website. Create your album in Google Photos Copy the URL to share the album […]

Young Adult Banned Books Widget

It’s Banned Books Week! September 23 – 29 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 […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Cool Tools Bloggers


The 2017-18 cohort of Cool Tools for School is well underway. With over 40 topics to choose from and a requirement that they pick either 5 or 10 topics to earn PD credit, there ends up being a lot of variety in how people approach the workshop.

Update to Books for Kids: Empathy, Diversity and the Immigrant Experience


Earlier this year I put together a web site widget called  Books for Kids: Empathy, Diversity and the Immigrant Experience that anyone can embed on their own websites. (see details on that earlier blog post)  The […]

Holiday #EdTech Treats

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For the holidays this year, some of our fellow #edtech experts are sharing lots of wonderful tech tips and tricks in the form of calendars, 12 days christmas and such.  I’ve listed just a few, […]