Tech Tools

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…

Design Thinking Module by Nearpod

Over the past year, Nearpod has been working continuously on building a project-based design thinking curriculum for high school students. Following multiple iterations, they are releasing a special Nearpod module on design thinking. They teamed up with students and the…

Podcasts

Its taken me awhile to start listening to podcasts.  Mainly out of ignorance and using the excuse, lack of time.  But a colleague started to listen to them and recommended a couple to listen/subscribe to. Podcasts are like a radio…

Creating a Twitter Chat

Twitter chats can be a great way to gain many tried & true ideas in a short amount of time. Hashtags make it quite easy to follow a conversation online. In the past, I have participated in some established chats:…

ThingLink Webinars

Lately I have been involved with ThingLink Webinars.  This is a great way for educators to hear from other educators how they have been using ThingLink.  It’s human nature to be problem solvers and tinkerers, but sometimes we need a…

A Heritage Project Idea

This was originally posted on the ThingLink Blog For the last several weeks, I have been working with third grade teachers and their students on their heritage project. As part of their social studies curriculum, the students researched their family’s…

My Recent Playing w/ Forms

This past week, I read a post from Mr. Clay Reisler (iPaddiction) on creating custom banners and password protecting forms. This had me start playing around with Google Forms more. I love having the ability to customize items, so being…