About Jerry Broyles

District Technology Resource Teacher, @JerryBroyles1

Siri – The Classroom Digital Assistant

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Rip! Crinkle! Burp! I can see my daughter’s head buried in my iPhone watching another YouTube video. For months, she was obsessed with watching videos on “unwrapping surprise eggs.” Yeah, it’s those foil-wrapped, hollow chocolate eggs that have toys inside Continue reading Siri – The Classroom Digital Assistant

Student Website Designs and Projects

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Several teachers around the district have asked about creating spaces for students to create web design, web sites, or web projects. One of the concerns about using software applications is the servicing company must meet the data sharing agreement guidelines Continue reading Student Website Designs and Projects

Here’s Your Sign! – How to Reengage Your Classroom with Technology

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Are students giving you the sign? That’s right, you know the one! Yup, every class gets a little humdrum right before Spring Break. Even the peppiest teachers running their “A” game can be left behind by the advance of “summeritis.” Continue reading Here’s Your Sign! – How to Reengage Your Classroom with Technology

Extending the Life of Devices: Chromium and Other “Add-Ons”

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One of the most interesting perks that I experienced during my stay as a school TRT was that I was in charge of inventory for our school. Yes! Over 800 assets inside the building ranging from items as small as Continue reading Extending the Life of Devices: Chromium and Other “Add-Ons”

The Many Shades of Office365: Outlook Email Tweaks and OneDrive Update

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Often when I speak to people from the western US or from the Deep South, they mention how beautiful it is to travel along Kentucky highways and to observe the bright foliage during the fall season. Most years, Kentucky has Continue reading The Many Shades of Office365: Outlook Email Tweaks and OneDrive Update

Missing FrontPage, Are You? Well, Don’t Fret! Back to the Future We Go!

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Bummed out about some old Server 2003 servers being unplugged over the summer?  Yes, it was definitely annoying for some, but end of life had been reached and Microsoft would no longer support them. For crying out loud! They were Continue reading Missing FrontPage, Are You? Well, Don’t Fret! Back to the Future We Go!

KET Encyclomedia: Time to Revisit an Old Friend!

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Ah…the evolution of video. I vividly remember watching old home videos my father filmed back in the 70’s with a Bell & Howell 8mm camera. The short, silent videos are grainy, poorly filmed (sorry, Dad), and typically show a wide Continue reading KET Encyclomedia: Time to Revisit an Old Friend!

Thinking Group Project, Peer Editing? Snow Day Instruction? Then, Think Online Collaboration!

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My two teenage sons are always on their phones…talking to whom you ask? Nobody. As a matter of fact, I rarely see them TALK to anyone on their phones. Communication is transmitted through a series of texts, instant messages, and Continue reading Thinking Group Project, Peer Editing? Snow Day Instruction? Then, Think Online Collaboration!