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

Escaping the Trap: Moving Forward with Professional Development

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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

Twitter = Time Turner for Me & You

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I have happily accepted that I am an “educational technology junkie”.  I love it. I spend a vast majority of my leisure time reading about instructional technology in professional journals and scouring educational blogs. I enjoy visiting classrooms to engage Continue reading Twitter = Time Turner for Me & You

YouTube and U

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YouTube is more than just for entertainment. This powerful web tool can be utilized for research, presentation, and as an educational tool.  Because of its infinite amount of content, 1.5 billion videos and counting, YouTube appeals to a vast variety Continue reading YouTube and U