November 22, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Top Tools for Upgrading Your Resume | Cool Tools

It’s spring, a time when students start looking for summer jobs or internships—and that requires some attention to their resumes and portfolios. In this month’s “Cool Tools,” Richard Byrne taps the best applications for creating an online showcase of your best work.

Interview: Tim Rylands, Edublog Lifetime Achiever

Winner of the 2012 Edublog Lifetime Achievement Award, UK-based educator Tim Rylands uses gaming and other IT to inspire learning and creative writing. Rylands, who presents internationally at conferences and schools, blogs at He spoke with SLJ about how his teaching techniques, his favorite apps, and why he’s more than just the “Myst man.”

Edublog Awards Tap the Best of the Web

’Tis the season for prizes, including the 2012 Edublog Awards. Announced yesterday, the winners and runners-up include “Best Individual Blog,” “Best Twitter Hashtag,” and “Best Individual Tweeter.” John Schumacher’s (aka Mr. Schu) Watch. Connect. Read (pictured) was runner-up in the “Best/library/librarian blog” category.