Changes for next year!

I am thrilled to share I’ll be back in the classroom next year, so expect more posts where I reflect on and document my use of technology at my new…

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Update from The Techy Teacher

What do you have to look forward to? I plan on featuring some of my favorite new and old apps: PearDeck, Noodletools, Hstry.co., Google Classroom, and Glogster. I plan to share lesson ideas for these programs, and I’ll share tips and advice from some of my favorite lessons. A new feature will also be a parent piece…tips and advice on keeping your child safe. If you haven’t checked out Common Sense Media before, do so! It’s an amazing resource for both educators and parents.

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Other Uses for Wordle Tag Clouds

Preface: I wrote this during the school year, and even though I have the most recent Java update, it’s not allowing me to create Wordles at all. This feature doesn’t…

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Favorite Tech Tools: Flubaroo

One of my favorite tech tools that I used regularly during the 2014-15 school year was Flubaroo. In case you don’t know what Flubaroo is, let me fill you in….

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Trying out Twitter

Even though I love using technology in my classroom and at home, I find it is important to limit tools and unplug. This is part of why I have never…

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Blogging: Best practices for teachers and students

In order to be successful using blogs in your classrooms, you have to do more than just come up with creative lessons and projects for the students to do with the blog. The more integral they become to your everyday teaching, the more you will need to establish guidelines for your students. You may have to ask your school or your district to tweak their Acceptable Use Policy or Digital Citizenship Policy to include blogging, or maybe you’ll need to create student contracts or notify parents.

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