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WSWHE Cool Tools Blog Posts

  • Thing 03: Twitter & Online Communities
    I took the leap and finally joined Twitter! After several hashtag searches, here are a few of the feeds I’m most excited about following: -Colby Sharp @colbysharp: Love, love, love his enthusiasm as a teacher and reader! I always show his "Mr. Sharp LOVES Reading" video to my students when I ... read more
    Source: KerrPublished on 2018-03-02
  • Thing 4: Digital Storytelling
    Lots of resources to support DIGITAL STORYTELLINGI take a gazillion pictures a week and often like to tell stories with those pics...both on the spot and for more archival reasons for work and personal reasons.  My favorite is ANIMOTO but that is a subscription service--for me I get my $$ ... read more
    Source: KowalskiPublished on 2018-02-25
  • Thing 02: Photo Fun
    On a personal note, I had no idea that Amazon Prime has free unlimited photo storage! My husband and I will both be able to free up so much space on our phones. We’re very grateful for that tip! As an educator, I love the idea of book spine poetry ... read more
    Source: KerrPublished on 2018-02-25
  • “I’m going to make a lifechanging decision this week”
    I seldom blog, though more often recently thanks to joining the Cool Tools for Schools class, but I've got something weighing on my brain and needed to share.Yesterday, I had usual flow of iStaff (student volunteers) into the library for their shifts.  Sometimes we work in tandem, sometimes they branch ... read more
    Source: KowalskiPublished on 2018-02-07
  • Thing 32: Annual Reports
    Annual Reports--Making them MatterI always get frustrated when I see posts on social media at the end of the school from librarians who are immersed in their annual reports and claim success when they've finished some monstrous document for their administrator.Too often those are the ONLY reports that have been ... read more
    Source: KowalskiPublished on 2018-02-02
  • Thing 38: Maker Space
    Makerspace..all the rage, all the excitement, the power, the impact the limitless possibilities, the way it is CHANGING THE WORLD!   More resources here!   It's also the one topic that causes me to be filled with the most self-doubt, sense of failure, and minor panic when I try to align what I ... read more
    Source: KowalskiPublished on 2018-02-02
  • Thing 31 Advocacy– #LEADOUTLOUD
    Advocacy is something I am passionate about so I found this "THING" energizing.    Great resource page HERE.As the self-proclaimed "inventor" of the #LEADOUTLOUD campaign for school librarians, I know first hand the importance of empowering OTHERS to help tell the story of your library.  I read about many of the ... read more
    Source: KowalskiPublished on 2018-02-02
  • Thing 01: Blogging
    My name is Kaye, and this is my tenth year as a K-4 Library Media Specialist in Manlius, NY. I enrolled in this program to discover many new tools to share with both students and colleagues. I enjoyed the "Learning about Schoolwide WordPress Blogs with Andrea Hernandez" video, especially the idea of having students ... read more
    Source: KerrPublished on 2018-02-02
  • Thing 6: Curation Tools
    I know the incredible role the curation plays in school libraries. I see the roles shifting and increasing in importance as there is more "deployment" of resources and less come to the library and get it from the librarian.  With various models of 1:1 access or increased use of devices in the ... read more
    Source: KowalskiPublished on 2018-01-13
  • Thing 2: PHOTO FUN!
    The motherlode of Resources here thanks to tools goddess!  MY GOAL is to follow the guidelines here from the awesome Nikki Robinson to get started with SNAPCHAT in the library.  I'd also like the input from students while I set it up, so I need to set up a "student ... read more
    Source: KowalskiPublished on 2018-01-13