Its easy to admire the folks who are able to take what they are doing in the classroom and share it with others. Its not easy, and can be very frightening. But once you embrace the process, the mindset that it's all about growing as an educator and a person, and that sharing becomes very powerful. … Continue reading Sharing: An Educator’s Responsibility?
Augmented reality is a bit of a "buzz" word right now in education. It's actually all over, but not always identified as AR. However, this is a technology that has the potential to alter how students learn and teachers teach. Before going any further, lets make sure that we all know what AR is. According to Google's … Continue reading 4 Apps to Introduce Augmented Reality
Every morning I have a 35 minute drive to work. I use that commute to listen to the news, and catch up on my podcasts. This has recently become more and more of a habit of time, and I'm grown to look forward to being in the car so that I can hear the next … Continue reading 3 Education Podcasts to Subscribe to Today!
Adobe Spark is a fantastic tool that I use on a regular basis both personally and professionally. This quick list is going to focus just on reasons for using Adobe Spark Post, but in the future I will expand on the other Adobe Spark tools. 1-The design is already done. And the designs are fantastic! … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Use Adobe Spark Post
If your job is like mine at all, you spend some of your time creating graphics for social media, sample lesson plans to share with teachers, and loads more things. Because there are many facets to what I do, I try to keep a consistent theme across all of the media that I create (also, … Continue reading Eye Dropper: Great extension for Chrome!
This summer, Apple released their Apple Teacher program. It's a great little program that exists to provide Apple Resources to teachers, help them discover new things they can do with Apple Tools, and provided Recognition to those who complete the program. Teachers can complete a series of 5 question quizzes on a variety of topics (Mac … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Become an Apple Teacher
As a classroom teacher, I always tried to incorporate some form of student reflection into my activities with my classes. When I began to rely more on reflection in the classroom, my role as teacher quickly melded into more of a facilitator role. I wish that I would have had a tool like ReCap when … Continue reading A great tool for student reflection!
I've written about Google Keep before. It's one of my go-to tools and I use it everyday on my computer, phone and iPad. I could not get through a day without it. If you're not familiar with Google Keep, it's basically a Google Docs version of "Stickies" for your computer. You can use them for … Continue reading Pin a Google Keep Note to the Top
Finally! Google has been saying that this feature would be released before school started up in September. Well they have kept their word. As of today, when I logged into Google Classroom, I received a notice of their recent updates, and now parents or guardians can get notifications about student activities. Here are a few … Continue reading Invite Guardians to Google Classroom
So I know this is a little late. But I wanted to create a quick little post about the books that I'm reading this summer. The reason I wanted to write this post, is that I'm really excited to read these books. I can't wait! So the first thing I am reading is "Creating Innovators" … Continue reading What I’m Reading this Summer.