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

Little Girl Reading to Teddy Bears

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 […]

Books for Kids: Empathy, Diversity and the Immigrant Experience

Kids books widget

In the past months, many organizations have published lists of YA and kids books focused on diversity, understanding the immigrant experience and developing empathy. For a project I’m working on, I merged a selection of […]

Juxtapose – Comparing Images

Juxtapose creates a slider to compare two images. It’s one of several handy tools from the Northwestern University Knight Lab. This Juxtapose images compares London’s Heathrow airport in 1945 and 2014. (Link to larger version.) […]

SummerPD Discount

Summer PD

And as a p.s. to the previous post. The House of #EdTech podcast is offering a discount on the  SummerPD.com online workshops. This is a series of 10 lessons covering Twitter, Google Classroom, Screencasting, Canva […]

Cool Tools and OER

OER (Open Educational resources) is the topic of  one of this year’s new lessons in the Cool Tools for School workshop. Open Educational Resources are freely available educational materials, ideally put together by people who […]

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 […]

Powerful Book Lists & Handy Library Extension for Chrome

books

One response to the political chaos of the last few weeks has been the publication of many wonderful lists of books that encourage reading more diversely.  The four lists below focus on works that celebrate […]

New York State Children’s Choice Book Award is Back!

After a 2 year hiatus, the New York State 3 Apples Book Award is back! Started in 2007 by the school library and youth services sections of the New York Library Association, the award celebrates […]

President Obama’s Book Lists

president obama reads books

Thanks Obama! Recently, the NYTimes published two wonderful pieces sharing how  important reading has always been to President Obama. Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean […]

Protect Your Privacy – Opt Out of FamilyTreeNow

FamilyTreeNow, a free “people search” site, has received a lot of attention in the past week, starting with some tweets and a Washington Post article. Like many, I’d never heard of the site. The site […]