Summer vacation. It’s usually a magical memory for most adults when reflecting upon childhood. With days that seem to stretch on for eternity — from heading out barefoot into the dewy grass, playing video games for hours upon end, to Continue reading Danger Ahead: Students on the Loose!
Ah, Google Forms — so simple and easy for quizzes and surveys. Type in content by hitting some plus signs to add questions, find a link to share, and students are ready to get moving with the assessment or feedback. Continue reading Google Forms: Moving Beyond Surveys & Quizzes
So I was channeling a little Elvis Presley today when I hijacked his “Suspicious Minds” song lyrics “…I’m caught in a trap” to explain my feelings about professional development. The feelings arose during the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education Continue reading Escaping the Trap: Moving Forward with Professional Development
Welcome to TBT! Now, I know you social media hounds out there are thinking “Throw-back Thursday” and mentally shuffling through all those awesome pics of yourself rocking plaid bell bottoms while leaning against the hood of a 1976 Ford LTD. My TBT, though, is Continue reading Throw-back Tool: Podcasting
Love it or hate it, Google is the new game in town this year with all the excitement and many capabilities it brings. However, this tool definitely has a “darker side” when it comes to managing the online Google world. That Continue reading Quick Tip: Finding the Way Home Among Google Tabs
December may be a short month due to Winter Break, and it’s just now only January 15, but the DTRTs continue hitting the streets in an effort to spread peace, love, and instructional technology to all teachers and schools. In Continue reading Short But Sweet: DTRTs Takin’ It to the Streets
For those who’ve drunk the Google Kool-Aid — and I know many have this year — then the craving for conversation about Chromebooks, Drive, and Classroom has probably reached a fever pitch. How do you find that mysteriously missing Google Doc? Can Continue reading Come Hang Out With the Crew: FCPS Invades Google+
We’re channeling some classic country, a la Willie Nelson, here in the Office of Instructional Technology since we’ve been “On the Road Again” helping our schools embrace technology. Even with the Thanksgiving holiday, check out who we’ve visited! Athens-Chilesburg Elem. Continue reading On the Road Again With OIT
“Love-hate relationship” — it’s a term with which most of us are familiar, but it seems especially appropriate when applied to Google Search. Teachers, especially, can be torn about their feelings toward this ubiquitous tool. On the one hand, it’s quick Continue reading Take Control: Using Google Search Features to Improve Results
Since October 16, our office is still busy meeting the professional development and instructional support needs of schools and teachers — and we’re loving every minute of it. Check out where we’ve been in Fayette County this past month! Keep Continue reading Forget Where’s Waldo? Where in the District Are the DTRTs?