About Chester is Cool
Chester is Cool is dedicated to improving the lives of students and families through the use of technology, education and entertainment. We feature hundreds of safe links for elementary students, student programs and community resources. It was developed with over 10 years of insight from students, teachers, computer technicians and administrators in Broward County, Florida, our nation’s sixth largest school district.
Our organization was founded by Sean Russell, who currently serves as the District Webmaster for Broward County Public Schools. He originally created the website and the character Chester D. Doogle as a way to entertain his Fitness and Technology students at Silver Ridge Elementary in 2005. Through word of mouth, the website spread to other schools in Broward County and eventually prompted Sean to transform his passion into nonprofit, after over ten years of research and site development.
Sean holds a degree in Television Production from Florida International University and has over 20 years of experience in entertainment and media production. Connect with Sean on Linkedin to see entire experience.
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I wanted to let you how integral the website, Chester is Cool, is to the staff and students here at Silver Ridge. As the technology specials teacher, I use this site to begin almost everything we do. What I love best about it is that it allows us quick access to many other sites without going through the labor of typing in the site. I was unaware that many of them even existed before I became familiar with Chester is Cool! We have access to videos, games, and testing sites. Mr. Russell even added a site that I had requested, which teaches the students a fun way to learn the keyboard. When students come in to take AR tests, do First in Math, River Deep, etc., these are all listed and make logging in so much quicker. Furhermore, Chester can be accessed at home, so the students and staff can use it when they are away from school.Annemarie Crawford
Sean Russell at Silver Ridge Elementary has created this most fabulous safe site for your students to use…absolutely free. He has checked out the locations, and made sure they are kid friendly. I have had the opportunity to use many of the locations. Bookmark the site and then students just click on the links.Deborah R. Gavilan
What a great site for children to link to. I am the technology teacher at Hollywood Hills Elementary. Increasing the technology awareness in my school is a major goal of mine.Randy Rawlins
Our boys, ages 7 & 5, love chesteriscool.com so much. In fact, we can’t keep them off the computer! Not only is it lots of fun for them, we are thrilled with the educational content it delivers. They can’t wait to watch Chester’s shows and even our 22 month old daughter thinks he is the funniest guy around. Thank you for bringing Chester and all he has to offer into our house!Hayley and Michael Friend