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Google Cast for Education

From time to time, I like to recommend different tech tools which I feel can easily be incorporated in classrooms and change the instructional practices of teachers. One such tool is Google Cast for Education. I can’t describe it any…

A Teacher Inquires…

“I want to dip my feet into badging. I want to introduce it very simply with not a whole lot for me to manage on my end. I want to hold the students accountable for earning it, but don’t want…

You Need a Challenge Every Now & Then

The other day I received just that, a challenge. Basically, our Kindergarten program is half-day; the teachers have an AM & PM class. They wanted a Form to collect information but depending on a selected answer, they wanted the information…

Edcamp Garden State

About a month ago (April 30th 2016) I attended Edcamp Garden State, which was a first for me. Now if you have read my blog, you would hopefully know that this wasn’t the first Edcamp¬†I’ve ever attended. But this was,…

Infographics

It always great to see professional development opportunities which I co-plan (Kim, Melissa, & I) and deliver taking flight in classrooms. Below is the Lunch N’ Learn topic from April. ‘Student Creation’ or ‘Show What You Know’ was our umbrella…

Wellness Fair Posting

My district has a Wellness Fair coming up, with the focus on how to reduce stress. I was asked to write a post about “ways to be productive and beat procrastination using technology.” Take a look at it posted on…

“Badges? We DO need stinkin’ badges!”

I read a post from Alice Keeler, Google Drive Level Up Challenge, where she created an individualized, badge-awarding professional development tool using Google Sheets. I thought this was fantastic, though, I had one hesitation; I thought the concept of typing…

Facebook Inspired an Activity

If you are on Facebook, maybe you have seen this… It’s slowly making the rounds trying to get responses. Well, there are multiple ways of answering this problem and it could be interesting to see which method people employ. This…