Tag Archives: Education

When Students Get Creative with Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills

Mindshift recently published an article of mine entitled “When Students Get Creative with Tech Tools, Teacher Focus on Skills.” In the article, I focus on how to infused digital tools into your curriculum. I hope you will read more on … Continue reading

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California passes “landmark bill” to protect students’ personal data

Originally posted on Naked Security:
California’s state legislature last month unanimously passed the nation’s toughest bill yet to protect the personal data of kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) students. California Governor Brown hasn’t taken a public stance on this and…

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Explore the Pyramids on Google Maps

Google Maps now offers street views of the monuments of Egypt, including panoramas and street view access of the Pyramids. This an addition to Google’s “Treks,” which includes streetview access of the world’s natural and man-made wonders, including Mt. Everest, … Continue reading

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Free Copies of iAnnotate (Normally $9.99)

iAnnotate by Branchfire has given me 30 codes to distribute to educators. It’s an amazing PDF editing and annotation tools for the iPad. Send me a tweet or leave me a comment about how you would use it for education … Continue reading

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Instantly Create Vocab Lists with Vocabulist

One of our Juniors at Ransom Everglades just showed me a new web tool that he has been developing, Vocabulist. It allows you to upload a PDF, Word, or Text Document of Vocabulary Words, defines them using Merriam-Webster, and then generates … Continue reading

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Track & Rate Skills Inside Google Docs

I posted earlier about Kaizena’s new “tags” feature that allows you to tag, rate, and track student skills. Here is a great video that highlights how to do this!

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Google Hangouts is now part of the Google Apps Suite

I was so excited to open my email and discover that Google Hangouts (GHO) is now part of the Google Apps enterprise suite and therefore covered under its contract and policies. It no longer requires a Google+ account! You can … Continue reading

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21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year

Originally posted on Hooked On Innovation:
The Past mixing with the Future #selfie A new school year always brings about new ideas and hopeful ambition for teachers. However, it’s almost 2015.  Gone are the days when we can use the…

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There’s no app for good teaching

Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:
8 ways to think about tech in ways that actually improve the classroom. Bringing technology into the classroom often winds up an awkward mash-up between the laws of Murphy and Moore: What can go wrong, will — only…

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NYT offers Free, Common Core Aligned Content

The New York Times blog, the Learning Network, is up and running for the new academic year. If you’re unfamiliar with this tool, the New York Times offers free lesson plans and content for Social Studies and Humanities teachers covering … Continue reading

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