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Keyboard Shortcuts to Increase Your Productivity – Back to Basics

Keyboard Shortcuts to Increase Your Productivity – Back to Basics

Keyboard shortcuts may seem insignificant, but the time they save can really add up.  This is especially true for commonly used functions.  For most functions you can remove your hands from the keyboard, move your cursor to the appropriate menu, and then scroll down to click the command, or you can just click two keys. Back to Basics This post… Read more

What is your favorite tech tool?

What is your favorite tech tool?

Let’s Build an Amazing EdTech Resource for Educators What is your favorite tech resource? Share your favorite app, website, software, etc…. with a short video response below.   Join our grid! Click on the green plus sign. Take a selfie. Introduce yourself and tell us about your favorite tech tool. Share the grid. Thanks for… Read more

Popular Picks of 2014

Popular Picks of 2014

A look back at my most popular posts of 2014…     Twitter in the Classroom: Engage Your Screenagers in 140 Characters or Less Stop trying to compete with social media. Instead, learn ways to gain and sustain the attention of learners by using Twitter in the classroom. Resources from my poster presentation at ISTE… Read more

TED – Five more TED Talks that have changed my classroom.

TED – Five more TED Talks that have changed my classroom.

      TED www.ted.com Last year I posted five TED Talks that have changed my classroom.  This year I’m giving the gift of TED again with another batch of talks that have made a positive impact on my classroom.   Tyler DeWitt: Hey Science Teachers – Make It Fun Tyler DeWitt explains what makes… Read more

Back to School Savings – Big Discounts for Teachers!

Back to School Savings – Big Discounts for Teachers!

Back to School Discounts for Teachers 2016 Each August, I take a break from sharing a tech tool to round up discounts that save teachers money. Many of you know that my favorite F-word in education is FREE.  After all, nearly all the tech tools I recommend are free.  So check out this year’s list… Read more

20% Time Project in the Classroom

20% Time Project in the Classroom

Inspire Drive, Creativity, and Innovation – All in One Project! Resources and links from my presentation at SC Education and Business Summit 2014  Introducing 20% Time in Your Classroom   Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us   Assignments and Rubrics: Brainstorming Guide Proposal Proposal Presentation Website Assignment Blog Assignment Project Based Learning Rubric… Read more

IPEVO Wishpool – Free Tech Tools for Teachers

IPEVO Wishpool – Free Tech Tools for Teachers

IPEVO Wishpool http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool Wishpool is a program that gives away technology tools to teachers for absolutely free!  No kidding!  I’m always skeptical of “free” offers, especially when they involve nice products.  I became less skeptical when I saw the boxes from IPEVO arriving in our faculty mail room. IPEVO Wishpool from IPEVO on Vimeo. I created an account, uploaded… Read more

Happy Earth Day! – 3 Websites to help you Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Happy Earth Day! – 3 Websites to help you Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Since it’s Earth Day, I’m sharing three of my favorite websites to help you Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Reduce Ecological Footprint Calculator http://www.earthday.org/footprint-calculator It’s time to take a hard look in the mirror and identify aspects of your lifestyle that you might want to change to tread a little lighter on the planet.  Calculating your ecological footprint is a… Read more

Winter Olympics – Learning resources for teachable moments.

Winter Olympics – Learning resources for teachable moments.

As a hockey player who grew up just a short drive from where the Miracle on Ice occurred during the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, it should come as no surprise that I’m a big fan of the Winter Olympics.  This week I’m sharing three resources for learning about the Winter Olympics across virtually all subjects. Teaching the Sochi Olympics – NY… Read more

TED – Five TED Talks that have changed my classroom.

TED – Five TED Talks that have changed my classroom.

TED www.ted.com  I’ve long been a big fan of TED talks, and stumbled on a blog post with the idea to “Give TED” for the holidays (#GiveTED).  I previously posted about TED Ed, but this post is focused on the TED Talks as both an inspiration and teaching tool. TED Talks started out as a distraction to me while… Read more