Author Archive for Mr. G.

Mr. G. started out as a fourth grade teacher. His love for integrating technology led him to a Master’s in Instructional Technology. He became the Technology Specialist in a K-4 building prior to its reconfiguration into a K-1 building. The following year he was the Instructional Technology Coach, assisting K-1 teachers on how to best use technology for student success. He also started as an adjunct professor for Instructional Technology at Arcadia University. In May 2012, he was accepted into the SMART Exemplary Educators program. Currently he is a teacher resource specialist for technology focusing on iPad & SMART Board integration in NJ. In addition to being a SMART Exemplary Educator he is a Nearpod Author, appoLearning Expert, ThingLink Expert Educator & Symbaloo PD Pro.

How I Package Osmo For My School…

I recently became an Osmo Ambassador. As part of the program, we have monthly learning opportunities where any ambassador can share how they are using Osmo in their schools, districts, or personal/professional careers. I shared about how I have package…

Osmo + iPads = Hands-on Engagement

An Osmo from Tangible Play is an amazing educational tool used to enhance the interactivity of an iPad. It takes the power of the iPad’s camera and combines it with the interactivity of various manipulatives to create an engaging learning…

March “Tech”ness 2022!

March Madness Brackets are all the rage every spring, so much so, education has adapted & differentiated it for various means. Ever see a bracket for favorite children’s literature? How about educational technology? Maybe you’ve seen Kyle Niemis’s annual Ed-Tech…

NJECC Conference

At this year’s NJECC Conference I facilitated a session on green screening using Nearpod. Below is the embedded session. During the session, I share a resource Guide. Here is a link to the guide.

Update On My Last Post…

My last post, ‘Digital Activities for Students‘ had at the end of the post an app-smash using Tynker & Nearpod. Well, I thought it was something worth sharing, so at the last Nearpod: Camp Engage ‘Time to Collaborate’ (Feb. 25th-27th…

Digital Activities for Students…

Recently my district went Hybrid for a week. The teachers had afternoon Google Meet check-ins with students. The intention was not to teach any “new” information; in case any students couldn’t join in. I reached out to my fourth grade…

Massive Improvements…

Back in 2017, I wrote a post called: ‘Dabbling in a Little Scripting out of Necessity…’ At that time, I was helping setup an unconference session board, in a Google Sheet, which had linked Google Docs for collaborative note taking.…

Formatting…

My building’s Instructional Supervisor came to me recently with a challenge. They are using a Google Form to submit necessary information, when the nurse is notified a student needs to quarantine. The information is placed in a Sheet for all…

G-Tech Summit (Summer PD)

This past summer, I had the opportunity to facilitate two sessions at the G-Tech Summit. My sessions were: How You or Your Students Could Be Anywhere Make Google Forms Work For You Both sessions were delivered virtually and I presented…