For those of us in the northern hemisphere, the school year has come to an end and weâ€™re all looking forward to summer vacation. Bring it on! And our 2016-18 Cool Tools for School workshop […]
Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017
Jane Hart’s 2017 list of the Top 200 Tools for LearningÂ was released today. This list was compiled with input from over 2,000 learning professionals from around the world. The list includesÂ tools for personal & professional […]
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 […]
Cool Tools Flyer
If your BOCES School Library System is participating in this year’s Cool Tools for Schools project,Â this flyer will give you a bit more information about the learning opportunity:Â Cool Tools for School FlyerÂ You may also […]
Cool Tools for 2014-2015
I’m excited, itÂ looks like there will definitely be another Cool Tools for School learning program for this coming school year. Based on the feedback from the BOCES School Library Systems that participated last year, we’ll […]
Edshelf can save your bacon, now help #saveedshelf’s bacon!
One of my favorite tools, Edshelf,Â wasÂ slated to close down soon. But that was before the education community started to campaign toÂ #saveedshelf. Â This encouragement spurred Mike Lee, the brains behind Edshelf,Â Â to start a kickstarter to help […]
Library Advocacy MOOC
Interesting learning opportunity Begins Feb 24 – free edX MOOC on library advocacy being offered by Wendy Newman, Gwen Harris and Colleen Dineen – U of Toronto iSchool. Library Advocacy Unshushed: Values, evidence, action Learn […]
New Cool Tools for Schools Program Starts Nov 4
We’re moving into the final planning phases for launching the 2013-14 Cool Tools For School learning project on November 4! Â We have a whole bunch of New York State School Library System regions participating. […]
23 Things for SLIS Students and Alumni: Essential Skills for Success
On July 10, the students and alumni at San Jose State UÂ School of Library & Information Science launched a terrific new 23 Things learning program.Â The program was designed for SJSU SLIS library school students and […]
Cool Tools for Schools 2013/14 – Interested?
I’ve had several requests to run another round of theÂ Cool Tools for Schools project starting in October 2013. Â It would be greatÂ to get a few more BOCES SLS regions involved as well. If you’re not […]
23 Things and Learning 2.0 in Schools
This past week I had the pleasure of presenting with Sarah Ludwig and Sara Kelley-Mudie during the Internet@Schools sessions at Computers in Libraries in Washington DC. Our session focused on Learning 2.0 and 23 Things […]
Workshop Idea: Libraries as Learning Spaces â€“ Maybe?
I’m working on some new workshops and the idea of public libraries as learning spaces is a topic that keeps running through my head. Obviously public libraries have always been learning spaces, so that in […]