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 […]

Cool Tools for School is back!

Cool Tools for School

We’re getting ready to launch the 2017-18 Cool Tools for School workshop. This is our 10th time running the workshop with over 850 participants in that time!  This year’s workshop will launch at the end […]

2016 School Library System Tech Retreat

This past weekend, 20+ school librarians from the Capital Region of NY gathered in Rensselaerville at the Carey Institute for Global Good in the beautiful Helderberg mountains, for a weekend of learning and lots of […]

Snapdrop for Easy File Sharing

Snapdrop provides a simple way to share files between devices on the same wifi network.  Open a browser and visit    There you’ll see icons for devices on your wifi network that also have […]

Terrific “The Fault in our Stars” Readalikes Thinglink

Terese Brennan put together a terrific “The Fault in Our Stars” readalikes resource making clever use of  two free tools – SoundCloud and Thinglink. Terese used SoundCloud to record short book teasers for readalike books […]

Presenting at NYLA & Cool Tools Launches

This is going to be a fun and busy week. The Cool Tools for School learning program has launched with 15 New York School Library Systems participating. It looks like we’ll have over 100 people […]

Online Meetings: Free & Easy

SlideShare, that wonderful service for sharing slide presentations (and more), has just launched a new online meeting service called Zipcast. And it looks to be a winner. Just select one of your slide sets  as […]

More on Google Earth 6

Smarter Navigation in Street View Google Earth 6 brings some major improvements to navigating through the streets in Street View.  Though Street View has been available in Google Earth for a while, it was somewhat […]

Google Earth 6 – Trees and more!

Many of you know how much I love Google Earth, so I’ve been trying to find an hour to play since the release of Google Earth 6 earlier this week. It might take me more […]

Symbaloo & Research 2.0 Workshop

SymbalooEDU -  Symbaloo is a handy personalized start page service that helps you organize  links to favorite sites and displays headlines from RSS feeds. Similar start page services include iGoogle, NetVibes and Pageflakes. Though Symbaloo […]