What Does ‘Fair Use’ Mean When Talking About Copyrighted Material?

Image Source Working with fellow educators regularly, I know that we can all use an occasional refresher on Fair Use! – KW Copyright law bestows […]

Top Research Websites, Search Engines, and a Research Choice Menu for K-12 Students

“Television didn’t transform education. Neither will the internet. But it will be another tool for teachers to use in their effort to reach students in […]

Helping Students Ramp Up Their Tech Skills

You’ve heard the talk about digital natives, about how this generation of students who were born with technology in their mouths know everything there is […]

Shift Perspectives with Global Collaboration

“Bring a lesson plan that you love, then we’ll blend technology into it.” I’ve heard this request a thousand times, a way to assist low-tech […]

Here’s How Engaging Digital Tools Level the Playing Field

Six years ago, my school, Ames High School went one-to-one and handed every student a laptop. This was a major shift for many of our […]

Resources to Teach Students About News Validity

A critical part of digital literacy skills for everyone today is the ability to discern what is true and what isn’t. Discerning news validity is […]

#5MinuteReflection 6: Fed up with student emails? Tips for alternative communications.

A common complaint we hear from our academic colleagues, is how to manage a never-ending tide of student emails. In this #5MinuteReflection we cover some […]

#524 Can’t decide? Let Wheel Decide for you

Wheel Decide is a free online spinner tool that helps you make decisions when a coin toss won’t do! You can use it for all […]

86th Texas Legislature Wrap-Up

All good things must come to an end, but only someone who loves politics would consider the legislative process a good thing. I’m one of […]

News Literacy for Educators (with 15 Tools)

Following the 2016 presidential election, America saw a steep rise in fake news and news designed for misinformation. As school librarians, we are also seeing […]

Book Excerpt: Gerry Brooks on Social Media

Gerry Brooks is known for his popular YouTube channel where he playfully digs into the thoughts, frustrations, inspiration, and excitement of being an elementary school […]

#520 Snip and Sketch Tool in Windows 10

If you liked #1 Snip it! you will love Snip & Sketch. Snip & Sketch is very similar to the Snipping Tool but with some added […]

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