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  • Thing 12 – Final Reflection (NEW for 2017-2018)
    Final Reflection - Thing 12I am thankful for the opportunity to reflect on my 2017-2018 Cool Tools coursework. I always learn so much, and file so many things for future reference. This is the perfect way to refresh my memory on all the awesome things I want to incorporate into ... read more
    Source: MortonPublished on 2018-05-03
  • Thing 42: Global Connections & Collaborations
    While exploring all of the wonderful resources provided, I realized that this type of program would be most effective for me during my Multicultural Club meetings. Our mission with Multicultural Club is to be a club which incorporates various cultural holidays, traditions and foods with educating the larger student body ... read more
    Source: BasuljevicPublished on 2018-04-26
  • Thing 22: Emerging Tech & Scanning the Horizon
    As there is a barrage of new and emerging technologies almost daily, I do feel like I will never be a step ahead and will always be catching up…..However, this Thing was helpful in giving me a better idea of a few of the more recent technologies that might work ... read more
    Source: BasuljevicPublished on 2018-04-16
  • Thing 38: Makerspaces (updated for 2017-18)
    Thing 38: Makerspaces (updated for 2017-18)Just last week I received word that there is funding for a new MakerSpace Club at my school next year. I’ve been slowly collecting materials for a MakerSpace in my school library, and have attended a couple of workshops on how to get one started, ... read more
    Source: MortonPublished on 2018-04-16
  • Thing 50: New AASL Standards
    Thing 50: New AASL Standards This morning I had been reading an online article about the new AASL Standards. Then just now I logged in to Cool Tools to select my next learning activity - as if often the case, I saw Thing 50 right at the perfect moment! I ... read more
    Source: MortonPublished on 2018-04-11
  • Thing 21: News Literacy
    As a School Librarian, I have always felt the responsible party for teaching media literacy. However, with the rise of 1 to 1 classrooms and/or access to Chromebooks via classroom carts, etc., I now feel teaching the students is only one part of my job. I need to teach the ... read more
    Source: BasuljevicPublished on 2018-04-09
  • Thing 43: Google Drawings
    Thing 43: Google DrawingsHaving just finished the “green screen thing” and dabbled with Google Drawings a little bit, I was very excited to see an entire “thing” lesson devoted to Google Drawings. I really like the versatility of this tool. I checked my library’s MacBooks for the Drawings app, and ... read more
    Source: MortonPublished on 2018-04-02
  • Thing 20: Create a Resource Guide
    As I began to look at items in Thing 20, I realized I do so much of this already and I really am overwhelmed by all of the many tools out there that would work to get information, ideas, etc. out to my colleagues and community. I have used LibGuides ... read more
    Source: BasuljevicPublished on 2018-03-13
  • Thing 18: Infographics & Data Visualization
    After reading Sneh Roy’s article, “The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual,” (by the way, notice how the title has All caps)…..I was inspired to create something grand. I’ve tried before, believe me! However, I feel like I lack the creativity needed to get my ... read more
    Source: BasuljevicPublished on 2018-03-11
  • Thing 17: Media Skills
    As I embarked on this Thing, I was sure that I wasn’t going to try every single one of the wonderful tools offered. Yet again, with this course…I HAD to try them all!! So, I only created a few projects for this post, but really enjoyed browsing each one of ... read more
    Source: BasuljevicPublished on 2018-02-18