Using Information Ethically Made Easy for Kids

School of Information course creates Michigan Makers There are a number of great resources listed on that will give teachers the support that they need in teaching students how to cite sources, an important component of using information ethically.  At this time of year, when projects and assignments are [...]

10 Must Have iPad Apps for Librarians ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

These interesting suggestions from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning range from citation tools, to writing tools and collation tools. 10 Must Have iPad Apps for Librarians       Photo Source: Twenty Days | LBPSB Library Resources

Practical Ed Tech Tip from Richard Byrne – Create Short Comic Stories

  Richard Byrne is a popular blogger who, based on his teaching experience, creates films on using a variety of apps and online tools in the classroom.  The Inquiry Process website has compiled many online tools and apps that allow students to present the information that they've found in very imaginative ways, [...]

Using Flipboard as a Curation Tool

If your students have access to mobile devices, this article - 15 Fantastic Ways to Use Flipboard - has suggestions on how to use the app, Flipboard as a curation tool either in the classroom or the school library. A curation tool is a way to gather resources into one [...]

Tools for Making Video Mashups

Big Heart of Art, qthosmasbower, cc Attribution by 2.0 Mashups are creative and fun to make, I hear.  I don't know how to make one, but if I wanted to learn, I would check out the resources in Creating Video Mashups.  This article reviews some handy tools such as Weavly, [...]

Inklewriter for Interactive Story Telling

For teachers who are looking for a way to mix creativity, computer skills and storytelling, there is a new and free app called Inklewriter.  According to the web site: The inklewriter lets you write as you play, branching the story with choices, and then linking those branches back together again. [...]

By | April 1st, 2015|Categories: App Reviews, Blog Posts, Cool Tools|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A Video Showing how the 4 S’s of Digital Note Taking Can Organize Students

This week, I made a film that allowed me to answer a question that a teacher asked me a year ago.  She asked if I could suggest any apps that would help disorganized students find their notes, remember when homework is due and in general, just be more organized. One [...]

By | January 14th, 2015|Categories: Blog Posts, Cool Tools, Videos|Tags: , , |1 Comment