Monthly Archives: March 2016

Oh! Ozobot

My children have been quick to remind me this week that this is the worst Spring Break ever. Everyone else gets to go somewhere and we are at home. Today, though, we spent a fair amount of time – at home – getting to know Ozobot. I am leading a coding camp for kids going into grades 4, 5, and ...

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Short and Sweet: A Comparison of URL Shorteners

Last weekend I mentioned in a post that I had taught a Google class that finished with a “what’s the one thing you can’t wait to share” Slides show. A couple of the class participants selected shortening URLs as their one thing. A URL is a Uniform Resource Locator or, in regular words, the web address you type to get ...

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Play Learn Interact Xplore

An intriguing email arrived in my inbox this weekend from ck-12.org. If you aren’t familiar with ck-12.org, you should take a look, especially if you teach math or science or coach teachers who do. They offer free resources for teachers to use in order to try to personalize and maximize learning for all students. The email this weekend invited me ...

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Nearpod Author’s Week

I have written about Nearpod – and how much I love it – many times before. Nearpod is a presentation platform that allows for interactive feedback activities to make lessons engaging for students and teachers. I am a Nearpod Author and Nearpod PioNear (PD Specialist).  As an author, I have written 17 presentations that are available in the Nearpod library ...

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Your Network of Bookmarks

If I were to name my gateway webtool, the tool that got me started in trying anything and staying informed in what is available and useful to educators, it would have to be the social bookmarking service at diigo.com. If you haven’t ever heard of or tried diigo, the service allows you to save your bookmarks to the cloud so ...

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Highlighting the Best of Class

At the end of a two-day Google workshop I teach at a local college, I ask the participants to collaboratively create a presentation where each person makes one slide that shows the thing they can’t wait to show someone else. I typically make a slide too because each time I teach the class, I find something new that I really ...

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