Author Archives: Kim Nemeth

About Kim Nemeth

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am a High School Library Media Specialist in beautiful Saratoga Springs New York. I am an avid reader and am addicted to learning. This blog was originally started as part of the Cool Tools for Schools project in 2012. Since then I have continued to participate in Cool Tools for Schools and add my thoughts here. I found this blog to be an excellent place to refer to when I needed an idea or had a tick mark in my head and needed a reminder. I would love comments and feedback on my posts. Enjoy!

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Thing 50: New AASL Standards

  Like most new things I am facing  the new AASL standards with some excitement and some fear. What are the key differences? Are they really different? I am looking forward to getting a start with Thing 50: New AASL Standards. … Continue reading

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Thing 15: Augmented & Virtual Reality

When I started this lesson I had a loose concept of what augmented & virtual reality is I had NO idea how they applied to the classroom. The 10 Minute Teacher Podcast was a great introduction to the topic. I … Continue reading

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Thing 35: Supporting English Language Learners

Earlier this year I was able to attend a full day training session on ELLs. This class was enlightening as to the different cultural and educational differences and while I learned a lot there I look forward to learning more … Continue reading

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Thing 11: DIY – Classroom Timers

We frequently do activities that are timed and while I know some teachers embed timers in their smartboard presentation I don’t always need a presentation so I was looking for something quick and dirty. Pinterest to the rescue! With a … Continue reading

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Thing 47: Productivity Tools Part 1

There are so many productivity tools I want to explore in Thing 47! I will be doing this “Thing” in two parts. For Part 1 I will work on getting a work and personal OneNote account organized. I have three reasons to … Continue reading

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Thing 25: Student Assessment & Feedback Tools

This is an activity that I always find something new and usable. Last year I used this activity to solve the problem of students skipping the videos during Library Orientation. We used Vizia to insert questions and a “secret code” … Continue reading

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Thing 9: Search Tools Ninja

Use a search tool other than Google? Not something I spend much time thinking about doing. However, in the spirit of exploring new resources to provide them to teachers I decided Search Tools Ninja is a good “thing” to explore. … Continue reading

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