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 […]

Cool Tools Bloggers

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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.

2017 Digital Literacy + Fake News mini-conference

The Library 2.017 online mini-conference on Digital Literacy + Fake News mini-conference was held earlier today. If you weren’t able to attend in real-time, all the webinar recordings are now available. Another great production by […]

Chrome & Chromebooks Webinars from SimpleK12

SimpleK12 is offering six 30-minute webinars on Chromebooks & Chrome web tools and extensions on Saturday June 3.  Free! Sounds like great topics: Session #1: 10am – 10:30am ET with Jerry Swiatek “Chromebooks 101: An […]

Tech Tools for the Love of Reading

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This weekend I have the pleasure of spending time with a group of terrific school librarians at the Carey Institute for Global Good in Rensselaerville, NY.  It’s a wonderful location to get away from everything and […]

Cool Tools for Schools 2015-16 Concludes

And it’s a wrap on another year of the Cool Tools for School online workshop! This year we had 65 active participants from 15 regional School Library Systems. 45 participants completed the program and earned […]

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 […]

Cool Tools for School Online Workshop

Once again, we’re offering the Cool Tools for School online workshop. This year there are 14 NYS School Library Systems offering this to their school librarians and in some systems, other school staff as well. […]

Webinar: Helping Students Make Good Digital Decisions with Digital Compass

Free webinar on Wed April 29. Helping Students Make Good Digital Decisions with Digital Compass Join Common Sense Education for a webinar to celebrate the launch of their newest free education resource, Digital Compass. Based […]

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 […]