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

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A New Direction

A New Direction

I have this poster hanging in my office – I actually made alongside my Multimedia students a few years ago.  It reads “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams – Live the life you have imagined” ~Thoreau.   Well I never imagined that I […]

Timeline JS – open source timeline tool

Timeline JS – open source timeline tool

Below is an example of a timeline I made using Timeline JS. TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually, rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet.  For my sample, I created the images […]

NCCE 2015 Technology Educator of the Year

NCCE 2015 Technology Educator of the Year

At the #NCCE2015 conference I was surprised and honored to be selected as the NCCE 2015 Technology Educator of the Year.  I have been attending or presenting at the NCCE conference for over 15 years and am thrilled to be part of this organization.  I have […]

ADE Class of 2015 Application

ADE Class of 2015 Application

I am applying for the Apple Distinguished Educator program for 2015.  There are many reasons why I want to be involved in this program.  Its not about the title or its exclusiveness. Now that we are completely immersed in our 1:1 environment at my school, […]

On days like this …

On days like this …

Senseless killing in Oregon and Connecticut this week has made my heart hurt.  A friend shared this prayer with me …   I have to admit, God, that sometimes it’s hard to even call your name. On days like this I can’t help but think […]

Daily Edventures 365-day Blog

Daily Edventures 365-day Blog

I am honored to be included in Anthony Salcito‘s Daily Edventure’s 365-day look at global heroes in education blog.  Salcito is Microsoft’s Vice President – Worldwide Education.  Every day the blog features a different educator from around the globe. I used this opportunity to promote […]

Pepperdine OMET/MALT Alumni Conference – Day 2 & 3

Pepperdine OMET/MALT Alumni Conference – Day 2 & 3

I began the presentations on the 2nd day of the Pepperdine OMET/MALT Alumni Conference.  I shared how my own Cadre 9 Action Research impacted my teaching and my student’s experiences.  I also shared how I built a PLN through Google Teacher Academy, meeting edtech teachers […]

There and back again

There and back again

“There and back again” seems like an appropriate title of my journey to becoming a certified teacher librarian.  Even though I am a “fresh voice” in the land of Oregon school libraries, I am not a stranger.   My adventure began over 17 years ago when […]

Saying farewell ….

Saying farewell ….

An open letter to my school community (with school names removed out of consideration): Dear friends, I write this to you with a heavy heart as I try to find the right words to express my feelings.  I have decided not to return to our […]

To meet the demands of a new age

To meet the demands of a new age

Thanks to Angela Maiers and Dr. Scott McLeod for sharing this video made by Steven Hopper at Iowa State University To Meet the Demands of a New Age from Steven H on Vimeo.

Please vote for my mini-grant project

Please vote for my mini-grant project

I am participating in a Microgrant program sponsored by Dell and an online community, called WeAreTeachers. The 10 recipients of this grant receive $200 to promote “digital learning” in their classroom, as well as a flip video camera.  Recipients are selected through an online voting […]

2009/365 Photos

2009/365 Photos

I’m really enjoying participating in the 2009/365 photo-a-day project.  It has already completely changed my vision around me.  Just this morning I was driving to school and I noticed the dark image of the trees against the early morning sky.  Hopefully it will stop raining […]

Connect Article published

Connect Article published

I’m thrilled that Saint Mary’s Press asked me to write an article about technology in Catholic Schools for their January edition of CONNECT: A free newsletter for high school religion teacher, campus ministers and principals. In this issue of Connect, Colette Cassinelli, of Valley Catholic […]

Christmas came early this year

Christmas came early this year

It was fun participating in the Second Annual EduVerse Secret Holiday Gift Exchange this year.  I had a lovely surprise waiting for me in my mailbox today from my secret Elfster, Sarah Hanawald – a copy of David Warlick’s book:  Classroom Blogging.  Sarah had David […]