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  • Thing 12: Reflection
    1: What did you learn? I feel like this time I learned more about tools that would help me connect with my faculty. I didn’t go into this with my faculty in mind but that seems to be how it panned out. I think realizing that I veered more toward ... read more
    Source: ChaulkPublished on 2018-06-08
  • Thing 20: Create a Resource Guide
    When I first began the journey to a resource I guide I wanted to share with students. I wanted a fun and educational place for them to get all things library. As the school year progressed I realized I don’t need student buy-in, I need faculty buy-in. Students use the ... read more
    Source: ChaulkPublished on 2018-06-08
  • Thing 21: News Literacy
    Since my focus for Cool Tools is creating a research guide, I decided to delve into News Literacy. The lessons learned from being smart consumers of news can also help students conduct other types of research. Before bringing any of this to a student’s attention I think it would be ... read more
    Source: ChaulkPublished on 2018-06-05
  • Thing 3 Twitter & Online
    There are many worthwhile hashtags to follow on Twitter.   Some of my favorites are: #bfc530, book discussions with Library Girl, and the many young adult authors that I follow.  While exploring Cooltools #3 I learned about “Moments”. I used this to follow ALA midwinter, and I saved my favorite tweets. ... read more
    Source: Van PattenPublished on 2018-05-31
  • Reflections
    Cooltools for schools has encouraged me to explore some “Cool Tools.” This school year my focus is on weeding enough non-fiction books so that we can remove a large bookcase.  Once this bookcase is removed we plan on moving the furniture around to create a “makerspace.” The AASL new standards ... read more
    Source: Van PattenPublished on 2018-05-31
  • Thing 12: Final Reflection
    1: What did you learn? Since Mary & I decided to participate in Cool Tools for School together this year, I primarily worked with her to implement a lot of what we learned. Overall, I think my student's benefited from what I learned in this. A lot of the plans that we ... read more
    Source: GrayPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Thing 37: Green Screen Fun
    Playing with the green screen I imposed my picture on the cover of a book.  This is lots of fun.  I can see my Battle of the Books loving this. ... read more
    Source: Van PattenPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Topic 21: News Literacy
    In this lesson, I chose to focus on the article, 50 Ways to Teach With Current Events, from the Learning Network. As a Social Studies teacher, news literacy is something that is extremely important to me, as is connecting the past to present day and ultimately to the every day lives of ... read more
    Source: GrayPublished on 2018-05-18
  • Topic 37: Green Screen Fun
    For this lesson, I chose to work with the Do Ink Green Screen App. Mary purchased a green screen and a camera for the library. My 8th grade students were able to explore using the green screen and editing for a photo recreation project. Students were broken up into groups ... read more
    Source: GrayPublished on 2018-05-18
  • Thing 23: RSS and Feed Readers
    I’ve been using feed readers for a while now. As an undergraduate in college I had websites that I would check everyday. As I continued my education that list slowly began to increase and I discovered Google Reader as a way to manage everything. I loved Google Reader and like ... read more
    Source: ChaulkPublished on 2018-01-22