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Instagram today made a major announcement in regards to their new service. As we all know Instagram is a picture sharing app that everyone has come to love. With 130 billion users using Instagram.
Today they are adding video. You can take video within your Instagram app. The video is a [...]
With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
With guidance and support from adults, use a [...]
You ever have that lesson where your students screamed for more? I know we strive to have those days everyday for every lesson, but lets be realistic, they don’t happen everyday or for every lesson. They are those special days where everything is clicking, students are right there with you and screaming for more.
Evernote: Use to stay organized
Then use Skitch to capture, annotate and save to Evernote:
Like writing? Then use Penultimate to write on your device to send to Evernote:
Save your favorite sites in [...]
Evernote just released there Beta for Evernote 5. I downloaded the beta and from my first impressions I am impressed with its visual look. The notebooks are visually organized under the notebook tab in the left sidebar. The sidebar has a new feature that allows you to have short cuts to those notebooks you tend to [...]
Capturing school events can be hard. You manage to get the pictures or video of the events using a camera of some sort and then you have to download them to your computer to import into some kind of editing software that may take awhile for you to make or finish. I even applaud you [...]
Off American Canyon Rd near I-80 in Northern California, educators from all directions of the compass traveled to American Canyon High School for a educational technology conference called FallCUE. Personally I traveled all the way from Southern California to see face to face some of the amazing educators that push themselves to be the best they [...]
Common Core and ELLs http://t.co/1BTmOfGH #ELL #ccchat #commoncore
Fifty Shades of the Common Core: ELA [...]
Dropbox.com is the answer.
What is Dropbox?
I have used Dropbox with my colleagues to share PLC documents. It is easy to just drop the file into the shared folder and the other [...]
As educators, specifically educational technology teachers we have to make sure that the machines, devices and tools we use are used wisely in our districts and schools. I handed my 6 month old my iPhone and he grasped it with ease and looked at the interface briefly with wonder meant and for [...]
Always next year…that’s a saying you hear in the sports world. Being from Cleveland and a huge Cleveland sports supporter that saying is often repeated every year. As a Cleveland Browns season ticket holder I hold on to that saying. Renewing my seats for the hopes of next year. We are always excited for the [...]
A 2012 TeachMeet Nashville Presentation
Remind101.com – Texting for the Classroom
Remind101.com is a one-way texting tool that allows the teacher to send out a text to those who have signed up to either by text or email. Here are the set up steps:
Here is the Prezi Presentation for Qr Codes in the Classroom QR Codes are a amazing tool you can use in you classroom, library and even school wide.
CSI explains QR Codes
What is a QR Code?
Earlier this past week was a rare opportunity for me. Teaching my wife’s students, who are second graders, how to build their own website. I am currently on paternity leave to take care of our four month old. Being off allowed me to enter her classroom and show my wife how to integrate the technology. [...]
These services can be used both in the classroom with students and/or across grade level teachers. I use Dropbox to share files that pertain to our PLC with my fourth grade colleagues.
Dropbox just started allowing you to make all files and folders a linkable link. You can share any file as a link. This [...]
On March 3rd, the San Gabriel Valley CUE affiliate put on one of their Coffee Breaks. The title of the Coffee Break was Bring Your Literature to Life With Google Lit Trips. The description of the Coffee Break was:
“Bring literature to life! Join us as [...]
Recently I had the opportunity to write a mini-grant from the Covina Rotary Club. I was searching for ideas and came across one. What if I can get a HD TV and an Apple TV? So I looked up the pricing and it worked for the amount of the mini grant. [...]
There are some amazing applications out there for the iPad for education. One of the apps I use to help students in my class with review is the Showme App and a new app from Educreations.com. I also have included Explain Everything since I know there are educators that use [...]