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 […]

Technology Retreat for School Librarians

Coming up this coming weekend – a 2 day Technology Retreat for School Librarians with a great group of people at one of my favorite places, the beautiful campus of the Carey Institute for Global […]

Mobile Apps for Learning, Teaching and Productivity

Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed great tips and apps during our session on Mobile Apps for Learning, Teaching and Productivity on Friday at the NYLA Annual Conference. The session was sponsored by the […]

Cool Tools Flyer

If your BOCES School Library System is participating in this year’s Cool Tools for Schools project, this flyer will give you a bit more information about the learning opportunity: Cool Tools for School Flyer  You may also […]

Cool Tools for 2014-2015

I’m excited, it 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 […]

Cool Tools for School 2013-2014 Wrap Up

A long overdue roundup of the online Cool Tools workshop that we offered last school year. The program ran from November to June and was conducted completely online. New lessons/topics were posted on a regular basis […]

Thank you HFM BOCES School Library System!

Thanks to Deb Booth, Edie Willcox and Sara Randolph at HFM BOCES School Library System for inviting me to teach a workshop last week. We had a diverse group of 30 terrific educators: school librarians, […]

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!   We have a whole bunch of New York State School Library System regions participating. […]

NYLA SSL Leadership Retreat

I’m really looking forward to the Carol A. Kearney Educational Leadership Institute  coming up next week. The focus this year is  Lead with the Common Core and will be led by Paige Jaeger and Sue Kowalski […]

Marketing Genius from Gwyneth Jones

Love the tips for marketing your library in this presentation by Gwyneth Jones, The Daring Librarian. Practice your Lady Gaga moves and market your library. 10 Ways Librarians Can be a Marketing Genius Like Lady […]

Cool Tools for School

We kicked off another Learning 2.0 program today! This one is called Cool Tools for School and was the brainchild of  J’aime Pfeiffer (Capital Region BOCES) and her colleagues at other nearby BOCES School Library […]

Google Search & Google Tools Update

Thanks to the great library folks at Capital Region BOCES for a fun day of learning and sharing. Fun to be in a room full of librarians when an earthquake strikes. Everyone instantly started researching […]