This is a common problem at one of my schools. It's not a big deal, but when a teacher or TA sees a device that has it's screen rotated they sometimes don't know what to do. I'm going to work on sharing more little tips like this for teachers, but here's a nice little graphic … Continue reading Rotate the Screen on a Chromebook
Google maps is nothing new. I've been using it for years for directions, seeing what is around me, finding stores, activities, etc. and to look at my surroundings. I trust it significantly more than Apple Maps, and it is always one of the first apps that I download on any new device that I purchase … Continue reading Google My Maps in your classroom
I'm a big fan of giving students choice and options whenever they are doing anything. It's all about personalizing the learning experience for each student. However, there are still some instances where it may be important to restrict the choice. This is a question that I get a few times each year. Usually during mandated … Continue reading How to lock students into one app on iPad
I was recently introduced to Chrome extensions. I know right? I don't know how I went so long without be introduced to the power of the Chrome extension. But all is well with the world now, because after discovering extensions, Chrome has become my primary browser and I have begun to explore through the depths … Continue reading My First Chrome Extension…
There are 4.5 billion mobile phone subscribers across the world today. That's billion with a B! If each user only had one device, that would account for approx 78% of the entire world's population. In the United States alone, there are 321 million mobile device subscribers. That's a lot of mobile devices. Something like 52% … Continue reading Expanding your mobile device photography
I love to be in my classroom. I love being around my students, helping them learn, create, explore, and examine. But there are a number of days each year that I voluntarily leave my classes with a substitute in order to attend or present at a professional conference. This is a tough financial time for … Continue reading Tips for making attending a professional conference more valuable!
I stumbled across Re.vu last year. It was actually something an esteemed colleague sent me thinking I would like it because I'm interested in good, simple, eye catching design. Also, its something new. Re.vu is a online service that allows the user to "design an interactive, dynamic, visual resume". It's not an online resume, its … Continue reading Re.vu in schools- Great for Visual Resumes & more!!
I always love heading back to my Alma Mater every end of October for the annual Fall Conference. It is always the best conference for technology educators across NYS. Presenting at the conference also gives me an opportunity to connect with teachers who are doing the same things that I am. I have some amazing … Continue reading iPad: Practical Tips (Oswego Fall Conference)
My wife and I shot the Cooperstown Triathlon last weekend. The event is put on by ATC Endurance, and sponsored by the Otesaga Hotel and Ommegang Brewery. It was a fantastic event. The weather was great, the athletes were awesome, and the post race party was at brewery Ommegang! How can you go wrong? If … Continue reading Cooperstown Triathlon
I'm writing this on the plane to Jamaica. I am currently headed to the island to get married. I am very excited and a little nervous as well. I don't have much, only one image to post right now and it's just a fun one. On the plane with my fiancé, who doesn't fly real … Continue reading Flying