Tech Tools

World Sketchnoting Day #SNDay2017

Yesterday (Wed., Jan. 11) was World Sketchnoting Day, I participated by listening to an episode of the House of Ed Tech w/ host Chris Nesi. I thought it was only fitting to listen to & sketchnote episode 068 with special…

A Coaching Win…The Story of Kelly Lee

Recently I read a post, one in a series, by Adam Schoenbart titled ‘The Coaching Chronicles: Small Victories, Big Impact‘. It reminded me of a “victory” I had the pleasure of hearing about this week. A little back story, right around the…

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 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…