Links with Libraries in Mind

By |2017-01-24T21:49:39-05:00January 26th, 2017|Blog Posts, Cool Tools|

Here are a few goodies I came across in the past few weeks as I was trolling through the ever helpful Educational Technology and Mobile Learning website. They all have to do with libraries. · 6 Great Search Engines Designed specifically for Kids: · Infographic Featuring 12 iPad Apps for School Librarians: ·

Coding Demystified

By |2016-12-02T13:01:39-05:00December 1st, 2016|Blog Posts, Cool Tools, Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences|

I’ve been collecting resources about coding for the clueless for some time now and thought it might be a good moment to share as the annual Hour of Code Campaign is held in December. Here goes… The ever resource-full, free, and archived-watch-at-your-convenience EdWeb has an upcoming Webinar entitled: Now I have to teach Coding: A

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

By |2016-09-23T14:15:53-04:00September 7th, 2016|Blog Posts, Books, Cool Tools, School Libraries, teens|

What could be as powerful as the Force? The power of reading, of course! And the two will come together this October. ( Check out the link to find more information on Star Wars Reads Day next month. You'll also find videos, games, apps and communities.  All Star Wars related of course!

Digital Storytelling Project for High School Students

By |2017-02-23T11:21:39-05:00September 6th, 2016|Blog Posts, Cool Tools, School Libraries, teens|   This might be something to share with your high school librarians so that they can share it with their English teachers.  It began with European teachers of English, but they are looking for North American high school students to participate to make it more global. Quotes from the website: When "The project will

Holy atomic pile, Batman! Here’s a great way to start 2016-2017 in high school libraries!

By |2016-11-07T10:57:32-05:00June 22nd, 2016|Blog Posts, Cool Tools, School Libraries, teens|

If you are looking for a way to blast into the new school year, do I have a suggestion for you, … The third edition of BATMAN DAY returns on September 17, 2016. A little fun and silliness will be certain to brighten up the students’ return. DC Comics has a free, official BATMAN DAY

CLA School Library Standards and QSLiN Digital Badges

By |2017-01-26T10:53:46-05:00March 8th, 2016|Blog Posts, Cool Tools, Digital Badges, Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences, QSLiN Updates, School Libraries, Videos|

The Quebec School Librarians Network (QSLiN) has adapted the CLA school library standards guide, Leading Learning, into a digital badge professional development program. This digital badge program is an alternative form of professional development for all library personnel to help them with the transition of traditional school libraries into school library learning commons; but first, you

One More edWeb Webinar for February’s Professional Development Corner

By |2016-11-07T10:57:37-05:00February 12th, 2016|Blog Posts, Cool Tools, Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences|

Curation, Revisited: Aggregating Resources in 2016            Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian, New Canaan High School, CT Information enthusiasts have been talking about how to best curate resources for some time, but the tools for curation keep changing. While commercial products, come,

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