November 24, 2015

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Phil Goerner

About Phil Goerner

Phil Goerner is the teacher librarian and tech innovator at Silver Creek High School in Longmont, CO. He can be found on Twitter @pgoerner. Phil is also an adjunct professor with University of Colorado at Denver in the School Library and Instructional Leadership program.

Tips for Celebrating Hour of Code at Your Library | Tech Tidbits

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Teacher librarian Phil Goerner offers ways librarians can jumpstart computer programming activities with kids and teens during Hour of Code, taking place December 7–13.

Using Pear Deck and Nearpod for Individual and Collaborative Learning | Tech Tidbits


Teacher librarian Phil Goerner highlights two digital tools, Pear Deck and Nearpod, which educators can use to enhance individual and collaborative learning in the classroom.

Six Back-to-School Goals for Teacher Librarians | Tech Tidbits


Librarians can jump-start the school year by setting some essential goals. Here, teacher librarian Phil Goerner tackles his top six objectives and lays out a plan for achieving these goals, which range from creating new maker space projects to engaging teachers in professional development.

Supporting Students with STEM Programming at the Library | Tech Tidbits


High school teacher librarian Phil Goerner shares tips for implementing STEM programming at the library, including partnering with local maker spaces, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

Fun National Poetry Month Apps and Resources for Teens | Tech Tidbits

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Colorado teacher librarian Phil Goerner shares a curated list of fun (and educational) apps and resources for teens celebrating National Poetry Month.

The Maker Space Difference: Amazing Inquiry, Shared Learning | Tech Tidbits


Teacher librarian Phil Goerner shares updates on the creation and establishment of his high school’s first maker space.

Flipped, Blended, or Stirred: Using Video to Enhance Learning in the Classroom | Tech Tidbits


Video in the classroom is a promising, effective tool for student and teacher learning and education. Colorado teacher librarian Phil Goerner shares some tips on how to use digital video resources in the classroom.

Creating a School Library Makerspace: The Beginning of a Journey | Tech Tidbits


After chasing down the funding, and getting input from colleagues and adviser, Phil Goerner is about to launch a makerspace focused on the basics—with room to grow—in Silver Creek (CO) High School’s library.

The Indispensable Library and Librarian | Tech Tidbits


Don’t ever doubt it—librarians are in a service industry. By focusing on our unique patron needs and demographics, libraries will continue to be relevant in their schools and communities.

Make Life Easier with Google Add-Ons | Tech Tidbits

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Looking to make your work life easier and more streamlined? Who isn’t! Google has recently released a number of add-ons destined to become part of the more efficient you.