Tech Tools

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…

Stop-motion Animating

I’ve written two posts in the past on this topic (3/18/15 The Animation Chefs… & 1/28/16 A Proposed Challenge…) this past February my district had a PD Day where I was able to submit a session proposal on Green Screening…

Teachers Use This: My Interview

During a Twitter chat, Jonathon Davis asked: @JDavis680 I might be interested — Dan Gallagher (@Gallagher_Tech) January 12, 2016 The blog (‘Teachers Use This‘) is based on another blog (‘The Set Up‘) where educators describe the equipment they use in…

A Proposed Challenge for Pley

Pley is a company I heard about through Twitter, last year. They were new and were generating attention by giving educators a free year’s membership. According to their site & blog… “Pley is the leading toy rental company, helping smart…

Another Star Wars Inspired Post

I recently read a post by Richard Wells (@EduWells) titled “14 Star Wars Posters for Educators” which combined two loves: Star Wars & LEGOs. He created scenes with minifigure (LEGO) Star Wars characters. The difference in mine, I had those LEGOs (I know, my…

More With Forms, Sheets, & Add-ons…

I’ve had my mind on Forms a lot lately. Assisted a teacher with setting up Parent/Teacher conferences using Forms, Choice Eliminator add-on, and confirmation emails using formMule add-on. Then I joined an 8th Grade Team meeting. Prior to the agenda…