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WSWHE Cool Tools Blog Posts

  • Thing 36: Web PresenceOur elementary librarian, Jen, created a website using Google Sites earlier this year, and I've been interested in trying it too. As I began looking at the resources for Thing 36, I found Scotia-Glenville's Google Site and thought it was great. I sent an email to Debbie ... read more
    Source: WickPublished on 2018-06-18
  • Thing 32: Annual Report
    In our library we go at our annual reports from a joint effort.  Sort of.  I collect certain data for the librarians and my coworker collects certain data and then the librarians digest and annotate the information into the report.  We collect stats on Interlibrary loans, circulation within our own ... read more
    Source: DiazPublished on 2018-06-15
  • Final Reflection
    Time to reflect on another year of Cool Tools for Schools. My initial goal for this year was to go for breadth rather than depth up in order to provide a collection of resources for my teachers. I did that for a few of the “things” but then I got ... read more
    Source: NemethPublished on 2018-06-15
  • Thing 16: Bitmoji Fun
    For my last “thing” it is time for some Bitmoji fun!  I am embarassed to say that, while I get the concept of a Bitmoji I had no idea how popular they were. My kids were quick to inform me that EVERYONE has a Bitmoji. Creating my Bitmoji was fun…but ... read more
    Source: NemethPublished on 2018-06-13
  • DIY: Office 365 Tools
    I am creating my own “thing” to complement the Everything Google “thing”.  We are, sadly, not a Google school. So I am creating my own “thing” to explore the Office 365 tools that my district supports. Sway I learned about Sway by making a Sway. It was fairly easy to ... read more
    Source: NemethPublished on 2018-06-12
  • 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 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 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