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  • Thing 12: Final Reflection
    Unfortunately, I only put one of my newly learned skills to use during the the school year and that was using Bitmoji.  However, it was fun and the  kids certainly got a kick out of it.  I also have the ability to use Bitmoji with my Gmail since I installed ... read more
    Source: GablePublished on 2018-06-30
  • Thing 38: Makerspaces
    Makerspaces are still an unchartered territory for me . . . . well, I actually dabbled in it a little.  I bought different sets of blocks on Groupon and Amazon. I had the kids work in small groups to create various items (bridge, house, etc.). We reviewed what it meant ... read more
    Source: GablePublished on 2018-06-30
  • Thing 9 : Search Tools Ninja
    So I played around a lot with various search tools!  I am intrigued with introducing students to search tools other than Google!  Yes, it's my go to search tool simply out of habit!  Google has absolutely made my life easier BUT it isn't always the best or most appropriate search ... read more
    Source: GablePublished on 2018-06-30
  • Thing 12: Final Reflection
    I am so excited to have been able to participate in Cool Tools this year. I originally planned to do 10 topics, but  part of my own learning curve as a new mom is recognizing that I just don't have the same time and mental space as I did pre-baby! ... read more
    Source: GersztoffPublished on 2018-06-29
  • Thing 16: Bitmoji Fun
     Here is my revised Bitmoji!  I created one awhile back when I got a Snapchat account but only because my daughter had one for her Snapchat account.  It's good that my kids don't think I am living in the Dark Ages! Now with my new knowledge from Cool Tools I know ... read more
    Source: GablePublished on 2018-06-29
  • Thing 1: Blogging
    I am Laura Gable.  I am currently finishing up my 2nd year at Latham Ridge Elementary School in the North Colonie School District. This will be my fourteenth year as a school librarian.  I also had the pleasure of working as a part-time librarian at the Clifton Park Library until recently.While ... read more
    Source: GablePublished on 2018-06-29
  • Thing 26: Note-taking Tools
    I chose to investigate this Thing because I have pretty strong opinions about online note-taking for students. Over the past several years, I have read many articles about the differences between both digital and non-digital reading. With regard to reading, research shows that your brain responds differently to the two ... read more
    Source: GersztoffPublished on 2018-06-26
  • Thing 12/2018: Final Reflection
    This is my umpteenth year doing Cool Tools and aside from the first year, this year was by far my riskiest year. There was a question about whether I would do it again because I have done it for so many years (each year completing ten things!) and I always ... read more
    Source: AbdulPublished on 2018-03-25
  • Thing 37: Green Screen
    Like the booksnaps using Bitmoji, this is something you can spend all of your time getting “just right”. Ironically one of Serena Waldron’s comments on her green screen post was lighting and I will echo that sentiment. My backgrounds could have been cleaner had I been in a better (more ... read more
    Source: AbdulPublished on 2018-03-07
  • Thing 26&35&44/2018: Sketchnoting & ELLs & Book Stuff
    I’m taking advantage of the snow day to sit and listen to several webinars I never got to see that both promote the “book stuff” that I wanted to investigate as well as supporting ELLs specifically because we have three ENL classes coming in with a teacher in another week ... read more
    Source: AbdulPublished on 2018-03-02