We've all been there. You go to take a photo or video with your iPhone but you can't. You're out of space. It happens all the time, especially to those of us who purchased a 16GB phone. What do you do? iOS 11 is here to the rescue. In this version of iOS Apple has … Continue reading Save Space & Offload Unused Apps in iOS 11!
We all make New Year's Resolutions, and few of us (myself totally included!) have a hard time keeping them. In fact, I think there's only ONE New Year's Resolution that I have EVER made that I stuck to. But we can help each other. Take a minute in the next couple of days (it doesn't … Continue reading Make your resolutions stick!
This is a quick tip that I just ran into yesterday. I was searching for a quick way to notify everyone on a Google Doc that I had made some changes. I tried using comments but it wasn't doing what I wanted to. So a cursory search led me to this quick tip. You can … Continue reading How to Email All Collaborators on a Google Doc
Google has just released a neat activity for Google Earth. This is perfect for classes who are learning about holidays around the world, other cultures and traditions, and geography. Check out the Activity Here. This activity is an interactive quiz about global holiday traditions. The user gets a series of questions about holidays around the … Continue reading Experience Global Holiday Traditions with Google Earth
Are you looking for a fun way to connect your class with another class somewhere across the world? A mystery number hangout is a great way to get started! In order to teach students to be global citizens, we need to expose them to others outside of our classroom and community. Students are learning that … Continue reading How to Play Mystery Number via Google Hangouts!
Common Sense(commonsense.org) is already a fantastic tool for educators, schools, and families when it comes to Digital Citizenship, Media Literacy and more. The site offers a myriad of resources like reviews of smartphone and tablet apps, digital media and literacy curriculums, and blogs and articles for parents and educators. But did you know that they … Continue reading Why You Should Become a Common Sense Educator…
"Alexa, how do I make use of you in the classroom?" Many of my friends have jumped on the voice assistant bandwagon, and I don't think that we are alone. This is hardly surprising, as this last holiday season, you could purchase an Amazon Dot, or Google Home Mini for less than $20! We all have … Continue reading 5 Classroom Uses for Voice Assistants
Do any of your students struggle to understand maps? A lot of students struggle with this skill and learning to read a map is a basic literacy that students (and adults) need. Aside from the obvious skills needed to get from point A to point B, how often do we see maps on flyers, invitations, … Continue reading How to 3D Print a Map
Lots of us make New Year’s resolutions. Some of them are professional, some of them are personal, and some blur the lines between. Most people make one or two new resolutions and then most fail to stick with them after a few weeks or even days. What is it that you want to do differently … Continue reading 6 News Year’s Resolutions for Teachers
Everyone has a teacher in their lives. Maybe it's your spouse, fiancé, cousin, friend, uncle, father, or your child's teacher. Make their holiday season a little brighter by getting them something that they can use in their classroom right away. Everyone is hurting for funds for their classrooms, so instead of another coffee mug or … Continue reading 5 Great Holiday Gifts for Teachers (Under $50)
This morning I just wanted to share a quick 3D printing idea. This is something can can be used without much prep and in a number of different variations. Here it is... Have students design and print a 3D nameplate. It's a quick activity to design and can be completed in 40 minutes using TinkerCad. … Continue reading 3D Print Project: Nameplate