Visit Cool Tools for Schools

This site hasn’t seen much (any?) in the way of updates since I retired. Maybe sometime in the future I’ll start using it as a book, gardening, travel site? Maybe. In the meantime, the […]

Voter Registration

absentee ballot information

Help get out the vote! EveryLibrary has teamed up with to make embeddable voter registration and voter support forms available to libraries. Easy to add to your webpages, pretty much just copy and paste […]

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 […]

Digital Portfolios for Students

In our Cool Tools for School workshop, we include a lesson on Digital Portfolios that gives educators participating in the workshop a chance to explore a range of tools to help students build a collection […]

21 Communication Skills Every HS student should have before College and Career

21 Communication Skills Every HS student should have

I’d say these are 21 communication skills we all need! This is one of the terrific graphics from Lisa Johnson’s (@TechChef4) recent book Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students  I’m looking […]

Photo sources for the classroom

    Richard Byrne of Free Tech for Teachers has updated his handy chart of reliable photo sources to use with students. Personally, I love pixabay, but it is fairly easy to find photos you might […]

NYS Summer Reading – YA Books Widget

One of the many fun projects that I have the privilege of working on is the New York State Summer Reading program website. We’ve been working on some redesigning, which is always a work in […]

Jauntful: Create your own travel guides

Jauntful is a great new tool for creating and sharing your own personalized travel guides. Create a guide to share your favorite places with friends. Create one for an upcoming trip with spots you don’t […]

Friday Picks: May 4, 2012

Obviously this isn’t really going to be a weekly sort of thing. You’d think I could manage that? But I’m barely managing to keep up with the weekly “Friday Photos” group on flickr. So let’s […]

Friday Picks: April 14, 2012

More odds and ends. Some new, some not. New photo editor for Flickr – With Google having gobble up the Picnik photo editor, Flickr has turned to Aviary for photo-editing features. Digging Into WordPress – New printed […]