Posts Categorized: Management

Schedule Conferences, Manage Volunteers, and Organize Wish-Lists with Ease

Schedule Conferences, Manage Volunteers, and Organize Wish-Lists with Ease

SignUpGenius www.SignUpGenius.com   I recently learned about a great tech tool for teachers while signing up for my daughter’s parent/teacher conference.  SignUpGenius allowed me to see time slots available and reserve the one that best-fits my schedule.  The best part is that it only took a few seconds and I was able to sign up over my phone.  I… Read more

Online Stopwatch – Get a Unique Online Timer for Your Classroom

Online Stopwatch – Get a Unique Online Timer for Your Classroom

Online Stopwatch online-stopwatch.com Sometimes you just need a simple online timer, or count-down timer to display from your projector.  Add a bookmark for www.online-stopwatch.com to your bookmark toolbar and you’ll have a variety of them available at any time.   Basic Countdown Timer Egg Timer They offer a variety of fun timers appropriate for all… Read more

Merge PDF – Combine or clip PDF files in 3 steps.

Merge PDF – Combine or clip PDF files in 3 steps.

Merge PDF merge.smallpdf.com   Cut, copy, paste – the best friends of a creative teacher aren’t exactly easy to do with PDFs.  Merge PDF allows you to cut pages from PDF documents and/or combine pages from multiple PDF files. I wanted a digital version of just 4 pages from an 84 page PDF document, and wanted to combine those… Read more

Zamzar – easy online file conversion.

Zamzar – easy online file conversion.

Zamzar www.zamzar.com We’ve all been there: you need to convert a PDF to a document, or convert video or movie files to a different format. Before you start looking for the perfect program, give Zamzar a try. File conversion in 4 simple steps! Zamzar offers free online file conversion from nearly any type of file you have to… Read more

Inbox Zero – Tame your Inbox and Reclaim Control of your Email

Inbox Zero – Tame your Inbox and Reclaim Control of your Email

Inbox Zero – Tame Your Inbox and Reclaim Control of Your Email Achieve Inbox Zero It’s time that I tame my email with an attempt at achieving “Inbox Zero.”   The original idea of emptying your inbox every day goes back to 2007, but I’m going to share some strategies and tools that I am using to help… Read more

Technology Excuse Statement

Technology Excuse Statement

Rather than post a new resource this week, I’m going to share my Technology Excuse Statement as teachers head back to school and revise syllabi.  The one below has been modified from a number of online sources (links to which I can no longer find).  Common sense and flexibility still need to apply, but it does… Read more

Team Maker – An easy, flexible, random way to create groups!

Team Maker – An easy, flexible, random way to create groups!

Team Maker http://chir.ag/projects/team-maker/   Take the hassle out of making teams in your classroom.  Simply paste your roster into the site, select the format for team names (animals, numbers, Greek gods, etc.), choose the number of teams you would like to create and click “generate teams.”  Your results can be displayed on screen (copy and paste as you… Read more

Edmodo: Create an Engaging Online Learning Community

Edmodo: Create an Engaging Online Learning Community

Here is the presentation and links to resources from my workshop at the SC Education and Business Summit. Prezi Edmodo at a Glance Resources:  Edmodo Help Center – Great directions and resources for teachers, students, and parents. Edmodo One Pager (Great introduction to Edmodo) Getting Started Guide for Students How to Set Up a Student… Read more