Another year, another Cool Tools session to wrap up. Let’s dive right in! What did you learn? How did you put what you learned into action at school? Personally? While I struggled initially with the EBP lessons that kicked off the Track 4 Cool Tools, I think they have had the biggest impact on how… Continue reading Thing 40: Final Reflections & What’s Next?
For this tool, I thought I’d write about two things I decided to try, one a professional development, the other a personal development. Professional Development: I had gotten an email about an online class AASL was offering called Learn to Tweet and I was intrigued. I’ve been on Twitter for over 5 years now but… Continue reading Thing 37: Join Me for Some Professional & Personal Development?
Wow oh wow! When I was writing up the Part II for this Cool Tool I was so confident that it would be easy to whip up a Pinterest board for the library and share it with teachers before we went on February break. I wasn’t entirely wrong, creating the library Pinterest account was a snap.… Continue reading Cool Tools for School Thing 22: Create a Resource Guide, Part III
Another debate down, one more to go and before we all know it: ELECTION DAY will be here! If you haven’t already started educating your students about how the election process works there’s still time. Here are some great sources to get you and them started (they even make great refreshers for those of us… Continue reading The 2012 Presidential Election for Kids
Friday, I finally sat down and got on some librarian-esque paperwork I’d been putting off. In addition to renewing my professional organization memberships and my School Library Journal subscription, I finally sifted through the conference/workshop paperwork I’ve accumulated and narrowed it down to the must do finalists, filled out my registrations and shipped off my… Continue reading Let’s Get Down to Business