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WSWHE Cool Tools Blog Posts

  • #2 Photo Fun
    Source: Van PattenPublished on 2018-02-16
  • Thing #2 Photo Fun
    While working with the 8th-grade team on the immigration unit, Kolbe  and I decided to add the activity photo fun from Cool Tools for School.  In literature circles the students read one of three books; City of Orphans, by Avi, Bread and Roses, too, by Katherine Paterson, or Uprising, by Margaret Haddix Peterson.   After ... read more
    Source: Van PattenPublished on 2018-02-16
  • Thing 2: Photo Fun
    After reading through the articles and experimenting with some of the suggested apps, I decided to give Snapchat and Instagram a shot in my classroom. I focused most of my time on the ten ways to use Instagram in your ... read more
    Source: GrayPublished on 2018-02-15
  • Cool Tools for School 2018
    Mary VanPatten,  Fort Plain Jr/Sr High School librarian. Kolbe Gray Social Studies teacher. We are excited to participate in Cool Tools for School to bring new tech ideas to our student and staff.   ... read more
    Source: Van PattenPublished on 2018-01-25
  • Lore’s Library World
    Source: MeadPublished on 2018-01-23
  • 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
  • Thing 3: Twitter & Other Online Communities
    I did it; I joined Twitter! So far I learned a few things:  there are amazing resources that I never knew existed, and it’s addicting.  I’m not going to lie; I am one of those people who will scroll though Facebook and read posts from people I have ZERO contact ... read more
    Source: SchuttenbergPublished on 2018-01-17
  • Thing 6: Curation Tools
    In my quest to create a research guide, I thought the best place to start would be curation. This would allow me to begin the collection portion of the research guide. Article Reflection: When reading “Content Curation: Tools and Strategies for Teachers” one thing that stuck out was the idea ... read more
    Source: ChaulkPublished on 2018-01-03
  • Thing 1: Blogging
    Because I have participated in Cool Tools before and I don’t need to repeat Thing 1, I’ll use this first post to introduce myself and explain why I’m participating this year. About Me. My name is Tariyka Chaulk. I’m the Library Media Specialist (even though I prefer Librarian) at Knox ... read more
    Source: ChaulkPublished on 2018-01-02
  • Thing 2: Photo Fun
    Throughout the school year, I try to give students as many choices as possible to demonstrate their learning and understanding.  Some of my eighth graders prefer writing an essay to any project while other students appreciate and welcome the opportunity to “show what they know” by doing ANYTHING but ... read more
    Source: SchuttenbergPublished on 2018-01-01