Tech Tools

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…

Google Tone

One of my new favorite tools for Chrome is Google Tone! My district invested in Hapara which allowed our teachers in our 1:1 Chromebook program the ability to manage the devices while in the classroom.  One of the features I…

The Power of the PLN

I believe I was in a Twitter chat a couple of months ago where we discussed the use of iPads and apps in education.  Of course the conversation headed towards app smashing; the workflow of merging different apps to use…