Author Archives: lsochia1

Thing 20: Tools for creating websites, pathfinders, portfolios and more

It took me a while to figure what I wanted to do this week. To be honest – my web presense is lacking as a librarian and it’s one of my goals over the summer to begin working on. For … Continue reading

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Thing 19: Online Learning

For this tool, I choose to find a 50 minute archived webinar to watch entitled “Focus on Integration of Knowledge and Ideas”. I found this on Edweb, where I am a member, and it was given by Time for Kids. This … Continue reading

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Thing 18: Digital Tattoo and Digital Citizenship

Last year was my first year as a media specialist. One of the first things I did with a handful of my 5th and 6th grade students was set them up a with a blog. Sometimes I used this as … Continue reading

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Thing 17: Coding

I’ll be honest and say when I first saw what the cool tool was for this week, I wasn’t too excited. When I ever heard the word coding, I would instantly think of HTML. My first hand at HTML was … Continue reading

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Thing 16

A few weeks ago I took an optional professional development at my school on a Saturday that focused on our school webpage source: school wires and Vision (a classroom management software that makes integrating technology in the classroom easier). I … Continue reading

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Thing 15: App-palooza!

This week, I tried out a NUMBER of different apps. Some I had heard of before and explored a little more, some I had never seen. I have not gone as far as creating a “library in your pocket” but … Continue reading

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Thing 14: Social Reading

This week, I chose to focus on Goodreads. Although I have used it before, I only used it for personal use instead of educationally. I have a really hard time remembering what I read which is why I started using … Continue reading

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Thing 13

I LOVED the tools this week. I take pictures daily, usually of my husband and stepson and they are always going straight to Facebook, instagram or a pic collage. Most of the tools introduced I had never even heard of but … Continue reading

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Thing 12: Learning Management Systems

I explored all the tools this week and found pro’s and cons to each. In the end, after reading comparisons of Schoology and Edmodo, I decided on Schoology and I’m glad I did. It is very easy to use and … Continue reading

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Thing 11: Mapping and Geolocation

I could and probably will spend many more hours exploring all  the tools related to mapping and geolocation. I had used Google Earth prior to this but never Google maps and found it fairly easy to use. I am waiting … Continue reading

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