Author Archives: haturner

Canva vs. Piktochart: Infographic Wars

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As a visual learner myself, I appreciate being able to see visual representations of text, data, and so much more. As a learner I am better able to digest information…. Read more »

Making Brain Wrinkles for Free?!?!? eBooks?? Webcomics??

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Finding open source good quality eBooks can be a struggle. As I was looking for other items I came across a beautifully illustrated version of Aesop’s Fables presented by The… Read more »

Got Google Slides Game?

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I am a Google Slides fangirl. I use it for everything when I am teaching from created hyperdocs (more about them later), posters, stickers, and so much more. Slides is more than it appears to be.

Bitmoji Virtual Library

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If you know me at all you know I love Bitmojis. They are such a fun online sticker for education. During this trying time adding a bitmoji or two to a students assignment or adding them to my own assignments just gives my assignments a bit of flair. So much so that I created a virtual library a couple of weeks ago.

Zoom vs. Meet

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Which is better for students? Zoom or Google Meet…you be the judge. I give you my experience with both products using both with students in a rural community with varying levels of internet connectivity.

Student Engagement with FlipGrid

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FlipGrid is a tool that many staff are using to connect with students. Flipgrid is a free, simple way to foster short video-based discussions on classroom topics.

Digital Escape Rooms

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Digital escape rooms bring the excitement of hunting for clues and the joy of solving puzzles right to your student’s devices.

Upgrading the Booktalk

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Booktalking is a standard librarian activity and there are so many different ways to do it and I have done quite a few of them.  At the Middle School/High School… Read more »

Gamification in the Library

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There are so many ways to gamifiy your library and some of my favorite ways to do this include several relatively new tools.  I like to use scavenger hunts, QR… Read more »