About Me

Hello World.

Colette Cassinelli is a library and instructional technology teacher at Sunset High School in Beaverton, Oregon, with over 25+ years of teaching experience in grades K-16. A passionate learner, she’s always on the lookout for great information literacy or technology integration lessons to share with faculty.

Cassinelli has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University and a Library/Media Endorsement from Portland State University.

Cassinelli is a Google Certified Innovator and has presented at local and national library and technology conferences, including IntegratED, Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE), International Society of Technology in Education conference (ISTE), EdTechTeam Google Summits, and Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL).

She is the author of the book, Inspiring Curiosity: The Librarian’s Guide to Inquiry-Based Learning (to be published by ISTE, May 2018).

During my very first blog post, titled “Seeking the Answer” I share:

One of my favorite quotes is “We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself ” (Lloyd Alexander). This blog represents my vision and quest for NOT discovering the answer – but probing the questions about the power of educational technology which hopefully will lead to newer and more fascinating questions to ponder.

I use this blog to share what I am doing in my library, to share new tools or projects that I am involved in or just reflect on my own learning.  This is my self-discovery and I look forward to sharing it with you and learning from you along the way.

Please drop me a line at colette (dot) cassinelli (at) gmail (dot) com or on Twitter

Updated: November 2017

Note:  This blog contains my own ideas and does not reflect any position or statement by my employer.  While I often present workshops using G Suite for Education, Canvas, Adobe, and TechSmith tools, I am not a paid consultant or employee.

5 Replies to “About Me”

  1. Hi Colette,

    Am also doing workshops at NCCE this year


    Am a prolific Google User – my daughter calls me the “Google Geek” – among other things I have been recognized by them for my 3D models and kml work. Serve and maintain it all via various Google offerings, Docs, etc – follow it with Google Analytics

    More background

    Ron Hall

  2. I am trying to create lesson plans for teaching students how to use Google Docs. I am a middle school computer teacher, and I saw that you have already successfully used Google Docs with a lesson on PowerPoint presentations. Could you share that lesson with me, as well as any others you have developed for Google Docs? Thank you.

    Kurt Allen
    Computer Teacher
    Lindenhurst Middle School

  3. I saw you present at ISTE was so inspiring! I saw your Got Books presentation and am eager to use many of your ideas in my English classes (7th grade) and to pass them on to our librarian.
    Just wanted to let you know!
    Thank you so much!

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