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  • Thing 33: Flash Cards, Quiz Games & More (and Some Final Thoughts of Gratitude!)
    Sorry to have gone a bit out of order, but I have been saving this module for last! This topic is the first one that caught my eye and the one that has peaked my curiosity the most, so I am thrilled to make it my tenth and final lesson!A ... read more
    Source: KerrPublished on 2018-05-27
  • Thing 37: Green Screen Fun
    The tutorials in this lesson were excellent! Although I have used our school's green screen for a few projects in the past, I really enjoyed thinking about new ways to use green screen technology for both videos and photos and to take the time to learn some advanced skills and ... read more
    Source: KerrPublished on 2018-05-26
  • Thing 16: Bitmoji Fun
    This lesson was so much fun, and I can absolutely see how Bitmojis make lessons more engaging!!! The "Using Bitmoji in Your Classroom" article inspired me to create my own Bitmoji and to search for variations that would help me welcome students into the library, teach them to ... read more
    Source: KerrPublished on 2018-04-25
  • Thing 09: Search Tools Ninja
    "Search Smarter: 30+ Google Search Tricks You Might Not Already Know" had so many time-saving tips!!! Here are a few that will I will use throughout the future:​Defining words simply by typing the word define and then the word to be defined... So simple! This is definitely faster than typing ... read more
    Source: KerrPublished on 2018-04-25
  • Thing 07: Audio Tools
    Although I was fascinated with several of the audio tools in this lesson, I enjoyed learning about Flipgrid the most. I have several students who are shy in large-group settings, and this is the perfect way to hear their voices, thoughts and reflections! The immigration example was fantastic, as it ... read more
    Source: KerrPublished on 2018-04-24
  • Final (ish) Reflection
    LIMITLESS opportunities at the LibraryI hesitate to say "FINAL" reflection of the COOL TOOLS PD only because so much of what I did through at each lesson was to add what I need to work on, improve, do next, learn, and more.Of course, anyone who is in a PD like ... read more
    Source: KowalskiPublished on 2018-03-30
  • Amping up our Reading Outreach! Thing 44
    Social Reading and BOOK STUFF As I was scrolling through the list of topics to explore, this one caught my eye.  A few months ago, I might have avoided it as I was discouraged about the reading culture in our school and maybe even everywhere.    Fast forward a few months and ... read more
    Source: KowalskiPublished on 2018-03-30
  • Thing O6: Curation Tools
    The "Is Google Knowledge?" video embedded within Monica Fuglei's "Content Curation: Tools and Strategies for Teachers" article was fascinating! I love the the Lego metaphor, as it demonstrates how single facts or ideas (a single Lego piece) mean nothing until joined together with other facts and ideas to create knowledge ("the ... read more
    Source: KerrPublished on 2018-03-30