A few days ago I was offered the chance to present to the entire English department, and I wanted to make sure to make the best of the time I was being given. So when I was thinking of what I wanted to highlight, I decided to focus on tools that would be diverse enough … Continue reading Tech Roundup
UPDATE: I need to mention up front that Formative is a website, not an app. Sorry for any confusion. Ok, let me start by saying I love Google Forms. They are quick and easy to make, and you get a ton of data from them, but I think I've found a new love in Formative. … Continue reading Tech Spotlight: Formative
In a world of Zoodles, Jibjabs and Meepmorps, it is refreshing when an app's name is exactly what it does. Book Creator doesn't bury the lede, and that is indicative of the kind of app it is: straight, to the point, utilitarian. But that doesn't mean it isn't fun and creative. Let's hear from the … Continue reading App Spotlight: Book Creator
Here in District 218 we are in the middle of transitioning to fully 1:1, but there are still some classrooms where the teacher is the only one with a device. It's easy to get caught up in the idea that next year will be the year to dig into 1:1 and tech, but the earlier … Continue reading 5 Ideas for Teaching in The One iPad Classroom
In an effort to win teachers over to their respective sides, both Apple and Google are offering training programs for educators. Some of the perks are free training in Apple and Google apps, certification upon completion, and cool badges to let others know that you are certified in the platform of your choice. If you're … Continue reading Google and Apple Are Offering Online Professional Development…With BADGES!!
Hi everyone! We recently rolled out Notability to the entire district, but I wanted to take the time to reach out specifically to the Math department with this post because Math is the discipline that I can really see some value with Notability. Before watching the videos below, be sure to catch up with the … Continue reading Notability for Math
Notability is finally here! For those of us who don't know, Notability is a powerful note-taking app, but it's also a great tool for PDF/document annotation. Our district has purchased licenses for our students and all teachers. Here are some of the features that come with this powerful app: Handwritten as well as typed notes … Continue reading Notability is here!
One of the biggest problems teachers have when transitioning to a 1:1 program is dealing with distractions and classroom disruptions. Often, this can feel like yet another stressful thing piled onto your full stress plate. It is important to remember you are not alone in dealing with this issue! There are Big Brother-esque solutions (where … Continue reading 4 Classroom Management Tips in the 1:1 Environment
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