Final Deadlines

runner at the finish line
Race to the Finish!

Hard to believe that the end of the year isn’t terribly far off.  But it is and that means the end of the Cool Tools workshop too. Each SLS region has a different deadline and I’ve just asked all the SLS admins for that info. I’ll update this post as I get updates.

Final Deadlines:

  • Capital Region SLS : June 3, 2016
  • DCMO SLS – June 30, 2016
  • Dutchess County SLS : May 31, 2016
  • HFM SLS – June 10, 2016
  • Oswego SLS – May 31, 2016
  • Questar III SLS : June 11, 2016
  • Rochester SLS : May 31, 2016
  • St. Lawrence Lewis SLS : May 31, 2016
  • Sullivan County SLS : June 1, 2016
  • WSWHE SLS : June 30, 2016

Final Log Form – Even though everyone has been pretty good about logging work throughout the workshop, please fill out this one last log form indicating which topics you expect to get credit for. Your SLS admins and I will be reviewing your blogs to make sure we assign the right PD credit.

List of people who have finished

This is the list of people who have filled out the Final Log Form and have officially completed the workshop. I still have lots of names to check, so don’t worry if your name isn’t listed. I’ve been working through the list based on the earliest SLS deadlines. I’ll update this list as I check more blogs! Amazing work everybody!!!

(p.s. – Final Log Form – For those of you who are just finishing up, don’t forget to fill out the Final Log Form when you’ve finished all your blog posts.)

List last updated: June 13 @ 2:00 PM

Last Name BOCES SLS Region Your Blog URL
Abdul Capital Region https://aabdul810.wordpress.com/
Buckley Capital Region http://buckleyscooltools.blogspot.com/
Curry Capital Region http://jcurry312.edublogs.org
Gable Capital Region https://whatsnewmrsg.blogspot.com/
Kirkpatrick Capital Region https://kkirkpatcooltools.wordpress.com/
Molle Capital Region http://wendyscdlcblog.blogspot.com/
Berner Dutchess County http://teenteaching.weebly.com/
Cohen Dutchess County http://shannoncohen11.blogspot.com/
Green Dutchess County https://rockstarschoollibrarian.wordpress.com/
Morton Dutchess County http://missbookcooltools2014.blogspot.com/
Sasvary Dutchess County sasvarycooltools.tumblr.com
Brown HFM BOCES https://tbrowncooltools.wordpress.com/
Chaulk HFM BOCES http://mschaulk.blogspot.com/
Toomey HFM BOCES https://free987blog.wordpress.com/
Coady Nassau BOCES http://coadycooltools.blogspot.com/
Babbie OHM: Oneida/Herkimer BOCES http://mrsbabbie.weebly.com/
Keck OHM: Oneida/Herkimer BOCES https://keckschooltools.wordpress.com/
Bell Oswego http://csicbell.blogspot.com/
Kowalski Oswego https://allisonkowalski.wordpress.com/
McHugh Oswego https://dsmch1.wordpress.com/
Waldron Oswego https://librarianontheloose.com/
Duffy Questar III https://brainthreadblog.wordpress.com/
Berky Rochester City School District http://lberky.edublogs.org/
Daitz Rochester City School District http://cooltools2016.blogspot.com/
Daly Rochester City School District http://mrsdalysblog.blogspot.com/
Kelly Rochester City School District http://ctfacd.blogspot.com/
Kendrick Rochester City School District https://kendricktools2016.blogspot.com/
Leckinger Rochester City School District http://aleckinger.blogspot.com/
Mohney Rochester City School District http://digitaljewelrybox.blogspot.com/
Ortiz Brazak Rochester City School District https://bissblog.wordpress.com/
Paris Rochester City School District https://vrparis.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/final-post
Quinones-Dunlap Rochester City School District qdlibrary.blogspot.com
Robillard Rochester City School District http://12librarian.blogspot.com/
Rosen Rochester City School District https://nicrosen.wordpress.com/
Satta Rochester City School District http://mssattacooltools.weebly.com/
Tilley Rochester City School District http://WOISLibrary.blogspot.com
Useda Rochester City School District http://techforyourclass.blogspot.com/
Gladle St. Lawrence-Lewis https://cooltools2015.blogspot.com
Hoag Sullivan County http://jhoag1.blogspot.com/
Fronhofer WSWHE http://kfct52.blogspot.com
Nemeth WSWHE https://nemethsteachingtoolkit.wordpress.com/

Final Log Form – You MUST Fill it out!

Cool Tools deadlines are coming up quickly for some of your School Library Systems.

  • Check the list of deadlines for your region. If your SLS isn’t listed, please contact your SLS administrator for more info.

Final Log Form – Even though everyone has been pretty good about logging work throughout the workshop, please fill out this one last log form indicating which topics you expect to get credit for. Your SLS admins and I will be reviewing your blogs to make sure we assign the right PD credit.

p.s. – I’m still reading lots of posts and commenting. I’ll leave a note on each blog when I’m done with your posts. Will also make a list here of everyone who has finished. Be patient with me though! :)  Thanks!

How to finish Cool Tools in a flash!

JourneyThe end of the Cool Tools workshop is sneaking up on us. (Check for your SLS deadline here.) And I’m still catching up on reading blog posts. So if you haven’t heard from me in a while, I promise I haven’t forgotten you. Some of you have already finished. Congrats!

But for those of you who might be feeling a bit behind schedule, don’t give up! Here are some ideas for how you can finish Cool Tools and make sure you get your PD hours. You’ve all started your blogs already, so that’s 1 Thing done. Yay! That leaves 4 lessons to go to get the minimum of 5 topics done.

Some ideas:

  • DIYNo doubt there is something you’ve spent time pondering and exploring during the school year. Maybe a project that you worked on with a colleague? Or a special program you ran with your students? Tell us about that in a DIY post.
  • Curation Tools: Love Pinterest? Spend too much time there already?:) Then indulge yourself and put together a board of great ideas for a project your want to do next school year. Or set up a board of great resources to share with colleagues when school starts up.
  • School Library Web Presence: Were you planning to spiff up your website but didn’t get to it this year?? Explore the resources in this lesson and start planning for next year.
  • AppPalooza – What apps are you using all the time? Share your favorite apps with us. Check out the AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2015 and try out something new.
  • Online Learning & DIY PD – Do the “double dip!” Watch a webinar from EdWeb.net, earn PD for watching and earn PD for completing Thing ??. Both the Tech Tools for the Classroom and Emerging Tech: Using Technology to Advance Your School Library Program communities have tons of great (free) webinars to choose from.
  • Productivity Tools – Is there a productivity/organizational that you already love, but would like to explore further? Dig into that tool and share your tips with us.
  • Final Reflection: Sum up what you’ve learned through this program and how you’ve put the knowledge to work!

Remember – this is YOUR professional development – do the work that is most important to you. Pick topics that really interest you and will help you out the most.

Thing 39: News Literacy

news-literacyMy apologies for this last Thing taking soooo long to prepare. But Thing 39: News Literacy is finally posted.

And with that, all the lessons are posted. Things 1-40, plus a bonus lesson. Hoorah!

Hope you’re all starting to think about wrapping up your posts for the year. Check out the Final Deadlines list to see when your SLS deadline is for the workshop. You’ll need to complete 5 or 10 Things to receive PD credit. If your SLS region isn’t listed, please contact your SLS administrator.

Track 4: Thing 38 – App-Palooza!

photo credit: César Poyatos via photopin cc
photo credit: César Poyatos via photopin cc

It’s App-Palooza time! Whether you have a mobile device or not, this is your chance to explore apps.

Apps can serve so many different purposes: access to content, tools for organizing content, assessments of student work, classroom management tools, tons of tools for creating content and so much more. This lesson includes articles about using mobile devices and apps in school, sources for reviews of apps and some lists of apps to whet your appetite.