Colette Cassinelli's visionary use of information literacy and educational technology

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First Look:  The NEW Google Sites

First Look: The NEW Google Sites

When I first looked at the NEW Google Sites last Fall I wasn’t overly impressed.  I was used to CLASSIC Google Sites (comparison chart) and loved the ability to create templates for class projects.  I had created my Library website at my previous school using Classic […]

Digital Workflow Options

Digital Workflow Options

With all the equipment coming to our school in the coming month, teachers need to decide how they are going to push out digital information to their students.  Below are some options whether you want a complete digital solution for daily use — or use […]

Great Features of Google Docs

Great Features of Google Docs

With Google Docs, you can create and edit text documents right in your web browser—no special software is required. Even better, multiple people can work on the document at the same time and every change is saved automatically.  If you are new to Google Docs […]

One Drive To Rule Them All

One Drive To Rule Them All

As part of our Google Apps for Education (GAFE) account, the online version of Google Drive http://drive.google.com  is the ultimate cloud storage document sharing solution.  Think of Google Drive like a giant online file cabinet where you are able to upload and keep documents, photos, […]

Google Apps training material

Google Apps training material

I often am asked to come to a school and provide a basic Google Apps for Education (GAFE) training during a faculty meeting.  Below is the sequence and activities that I use for a 2 hour training.  Feel free to use or adapt as needed. […]

Co-Creation & Ideation Tools

Co-Creation & Ideation Tools

Co-creation and ideation tools facilitate the most direct interaction between team members on the goals or desired outcomes of the project. Using these tools, participants can often work in groups directly editing or building the project artifact.  Several of these tools are the same ones […]

Collaborative Project Management Tools

Collaborative Project Management Tools

Collaborative project management tools are geared toward the logistical aspects of planning, scheduling and workflow around educational projects.  Using collaborative technology tools gives every group member the ability to participate in the project and develop strategies for managing time, collaborating with team members, assessing their […]

Using features of Google Search & the new Research Panel in Docs

Using features of Google Search & the new Research Panel in Docs

I’ve started creating some simple screencasts of different ways you can effectively use Google search and Google Apps for Education for teachers and librarians.  This first video showcases the “preview panel” in the Search results panel as well as filtering the results using the sidebar […]

Google Apps California Summit

Google Apps California Summit

I am presenting at the Google Apps for Education California Summit this week – July 12 & 13 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara.  My presentation are: Winning ways to use Google Apps in your Library Got books? Promote Reading and YA Literature Using […]

Smart Search

Smart Search

 Smart Search ideas shared at #edcampPDX on 2/4/12 Search Education Evangelism website Google search options & tools – current description of sidebar tool options in Google Assessing Web Credibility lesson Copyfriendly image & sound files – from Joyce Valenza Social Bookmarking Diigo – I love […]

OASL workshop:  Winning ways to use Google Apps in your Library

OASL workshop: Winning ways to use Google Apps in your Library

My OASL conference presentation and resources:  https://sites.google.com/site/colettecassinelli/

Google Teacher Academy

Google Teacher Academy

Google is hosting a Google Teacher Academy on July 28 in Seattle, Washington – yeah for NW Educators!!!  Attending GTA has been one of the best professional development groups I have ever been involved in.  Google Certified Teachers are passionate about networked learning, are willing […]

Information Literacy Collaborative Unit

Information Literacy Collaborative Unit

Copy of this entire project (pdf) I created this unit for one of Library courses but several people asked me to share my process of using Google Forms as “digital notecards” – See Lesson #2. High School Literary Criticism Research Paper Scenario: Throughout the semester […]

NCCE 2011 is in Portland, yeah baby!

NCCE 2011 is in Portland, yeah baby!

I’m so thrilled when NCCE 2011 comes to Portland because that means I get to sleep in my own bed and show my PLN buddies the beautiful city.  Early bird registration ends January 31st so get your registration in ASAP. Here are my plans: Wednesday […]

EduBloggerCon 2010

EduBloggerCon 2010

My head is still spinning from EduBloggerCon but I want to write down a few notes and impressions of my time today.  My goal today was to really listen, participate, ask questions, and think.  I barely went online and I barely tweeted out a link […]