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  • Thing 18: Infographics
    This was the perfect topic to study at the end of the year, as I am looking toward a year-end report to give to share with stakeholders. In my previous district, my colleague and I usually did a PowerPoint presentation complete with pictures, examples of student work, and other points ... read more
    Source: SquierPublished on 2018-06-01
  • Thing 43: Google Drawings
    I've used Google Drawings in its most rudimentary form: inserting lines and shapes, very basic items into a document or a slide. I'm not very artistic myself, so I don't really do much drawing online or otherwise. However, I had NO IDEA that there were so many people who have ... read more
    Source: SquierPublished on 2018-06-01
  • Thing 34: Digital Portfolios for Students
    Olympics Website created by 7th gradersI have put much thought into digital portfolios the last few months. I taught Google Sites to my students for the first time this year using the new Google Sites interface; the classic Google Sites was too clunky to use with seventh graders. In a ... read more
    Source: SquierPublished on 2018-05-31
  • Thing 50: New AASL Standards
    I appreciate the inclusion of the new AASL standards in this year's CoolTools. I have attended a few breakout sessions on the standards at AASL in Phoenix, where they were unveiled, and also at the recent NYLA-SSL Conference in early May. While these sessions have been informative, they haven't been ... read more
    Source: SquierPublished on 2018-05-29
  • Thing 14: eBook Creation
    When I was in library school, circa 2009/2010, I evaluated Storybird in my technology in education class. It was a great tool, but somewhat limited in that you have to use the artwork that is available on the website. When I got my first library job in a secondary setting, ... read more
    Source: SquierPublished on 2018-05-28
  • Thing 36 – Web Presence
    For this assignment, I decided to focus on my library's web presence, which is in need of an overhaul. My previous district subscribed to eBoards; although I didn't think I would like this platform, it actually ended up working very well for my library there. This is my second year in ... read more
    Source: SquierPublished on 2018-04-22
  • Thing 12: Final Reflection 17/18
    I gotta say, I love CoolTools.  I feel like it is the best PD for me because I like to explore things at my own pace.  We’re switching our library automation system and the training that is involved with that is tedious.  It takes a long time and most of ... read more
    Source: DuffyPublished on 2018-03-13
  • Thing 22: Emerging Tech (17/18)
    In the article, Technology Trends Reshape Today’s Libraries by Wendy McMahon, I clicked on the example of the Vancouver Schools innovative library spaces link and found a Tedx talk, Changing the Conversation about Librarians by Mark Ray.  In it, Ray discusses how librarians are moving toward the future.  They’re the ... read more
    Source: DuffyPublished on 2018-03-07
  • 17/18 Media Skills
    I feel like most of the things I’ve worked on this year for Cool Tools have somehow revolved around creating visuals for sharing information.  It is an important skill in today’s world and seems to be the prevailing form of communication especially with social media platforms.  I want to give ... read more
    Source: DuffyPublished on 2018-02-21