Go-Go Chrome Extension!

**Update 3/24/2014 – Check out these amazing resources from JR Ginex-Orinion- I became obsessed with the Tab Glue and Tab Scissor extensions after seeing him present!** In the past year I have found myself migrating from using Firefox Mozilla to Chrome. I use my GoogleDrive so much, it seems to just make sense. Even more…

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Up in the Cloud

Cloud storage offers you the ability to store your documents in a secure online environment and access them from anywhere with an internet connection. This is an added bonus for teachers, because let’s be honest the work is never finished.  By using cloud storage, you now have the ability to access the document you started…

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Tweet This, #That

I first started using my Twitter account in 2010 as a personal social media connection to friends and family.  I soon lost interest, and left it to collect dust in the twittersphere. After attending CUE13, I saw the real power of Twitter for educators, and decided to brush off my old account and hit refresh. To…

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QR Codes Please

QR is short for Quick Response. These pixellated bar codes are everywhere these days from grocery stores to concerts. Using your smartphone to scan things at stores, tells you where you can buy it, and compares prices easily. However, take that a few steps further and imagine using that same idea in your classroom. All of a…

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Padlet with Purpose

I recently shared Padlet with BTSA Lead Support Providers as a way to communicate, discuss, and collaborate with their cohorts. Even more recently, a few teachers from Sierra Vista Middle School took it to the next level, using it in their classrooms. Mrs. Ralston (see picture below) and Mrs. Patrick used Padlet with iPads to have students post responses, linked it…

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SAMR Model

I have been hearing a lot about this lately, and thought that this video did a decent job explaining the basics. I am still learning and getting deeper into it. Where are you in this model?  

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