Author: James

  • STLP 2023!

    STLP 2023!

    On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, we organized the KyGoPlayGround makerspace at the STLP State Championship in Lexington, Kentucky. Our section does not include any official competitions, but there were definitely some unofficial challenges going on. Many of our stations also highlighted books that are 2023-2024 nominees for the Kentucky Bluegrass Award. Here is a PDF…

  • Challenge 5 – Sketchnoting

    Challenge 5 – Sketchnoting

    Ignite It may be cooling down, but #SketchnoteFever is just warming up. For November’s #KyGoPlay challenge we’re exploring the creative synthesis power of sketchnoting. Skethnoting is an amazing and versatile way to show what you know through images and notes. They are highly personal to the sketchnoter, and help them to generate meaning of information.…

  • Challenge 4: Google Drawings

    Challenge 4: Google Drawings

    Ignite: I’m not sure how it is October already, but it is… Time for a new monthly KyGoPlay challenge. This month we are taking a closer look at an oft-overlooked Google tool, Google Drawings. I had this idea all worked up and then I saw this tweet by Kevin Brookhouser. Dang it. (that was my…

  • Challenge 2: Google Tour Creator

    Challenge 2: Google Tour Creator

    Ignite: It’s time for our second monthly play challenge! Make some time this August to play with Tour Creator from Google. With Tour Creator you and your students can create YOUR OWN VR tours (similar to Google Expeditions) using Google Street View images, or your own 360 photos. Add points of interest, audio narration, and…

  • #KySTE17 KyGoPlayGround

    #KySTE17 KyGoPlayGround

    Good morning! We need you! On Thursday, March 9 come be a monitor in the #KySTE17 #KyGoPlayGround (an ISTE style Playground event)! Bring your favorite technology ideas to share in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Rotations will last an hour and will be hosted at different tables in the Cochran room at the Galt House.…

  • KASL 2016 Summer Refresher #KyGoPlayGround

    KASL 2016 Summer Refresher #KyGoPlayGround

    The 2016 KASL Summer Refresher was a great day for school librarian learning. The #KyGoPlayGround was on the smaller side, but still a hit.

  • STLP 2016 #KyGoPlayGround

    STLP 2016 #KyGoPlayGround

    The #KyGoPlayGround at the 2016 STLP State Championships was a huge success! Kids, parents, and teachers alike had a blast. Thank you for having us!

  • #KySTE 2016 #KyGoPlayGround

    #KySTE 2016 #KyGoPlayGround

    Here are a few shots from our playground at #KySTE16! It was a great time. Thank you to everyone who donated their time and expertise!