Tech Tools

A New Tool (at least for me) to Try!

This year, in addition to being building based (I’m at a middle school) the members of the Teacher Resouce Specialists for Technology (TRST) team and I are also department based. This means I will also be coordinating with the Math…

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…

Add Audio to ThingLinks

A new, highly anticipated and often requested feature has been added to ThingLink Premium and Pro accounts — the ability to add audio (MP3 or M4A) as a hot-spot/image tag.  You can read more about it at the ThingLink Education…

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…

Certified BrainPOP Educator

I’m proud to announce I have successfully completed the requirements to become a Certified BrainPOP Educator. When I say proud, I mean PROUD! It was an intense 4-week program. I found out through Twitter that BrainPOP was accepting applications for…

Elementary Math & Science Day

One of the elementary (K-3) schools in my district has a Math & Science day coming up. This is a ‘community building’ day where guests are invited in to present lessons for the students showing how math and science are…

Sketchnoting

One of my goals this year is to get into sketchnoting. This is the concept of recording notes in a visual way to make them engaging as well as connecting key concepts with easy to understand images. I consider myself a visual…

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…