Celeducators

In recent months I have realized that there are many teachers out there that have really made a name for themselves and done an amazing job sharing their best practices and experiences with the educational community. I have deemed these people “celeducators;” famous educators whom I admire and feel inspired by regularly. Many are Google…

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Tube Chop

Do you ever just want to show one section of a YouTube video but get annoyed setting the time marker to start and end where you want? Well, TubeChop is your solution. While up at Fall CUE last month, one of the presenters used it and I immediately saw the possibilities and power of using…

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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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Edmodo Quick Guide for Teachers

I already posted about getting your students on Edmodo, but what if you, as the teacher, aren’t on Edmodo in the first place? This post today will remedy that issue. Edmodo is a great content management tool to communicate with your students, post assignments, and collaborate with other educators as a professional learning network. This, How…

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Cacoo-doodle-doo!

Today I stumbled upon a fabulous find! It’s called Cacoo and it is pretty amazing. Cacoo is a free online collaboration service for diagrams, mind maps, and graphic organizers. Start by creating a free account. I linked mine to my Google Account, which made the log-in process even easier. Once you have an account, work…

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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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Responsible Use Policies. Don’t just check the box and sign.

Acceptable… Appropriate (now with digital citizenship we are not just being acceptable, we are RESPONSIBLE users) Responsible Use Policies have been around for a long time. You know, the one you never read but check that you have when you install iTunes…ya, that one. The important thing though, especially with BYOD pilot programs, is making sure you are…

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