Learning to Google

In these days of Common Core, PARCC testing and new evaluation methods, teaching creatively gets a whole lot tougher. There…

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Using Google Docs to Play Pass the Paper

Google Docs

Playing pass the paper has new spin! Try it with Google Docs for a completely collaborative experience. One day while teaching summer school I had a conversation with an excellent language arts teacher. I was demonstrating how students can use Google Drive and especially Google docs to collaborate on writing stories. Then the idea popped…

Ten Places You Can Go With Gmail

gmail on the go

Gmail has become more and more useful these days. Not just in the email service Google provides, but in all the great applications you can use with just a single Gmail username. Your Gmail address is the exact same username for Google Plus and Chrome. There is no need to create any more accounts. With…

The Benefits of Student Blogging

blog

How many times a week do you have your students journal? That’s a tough question especially if you teach something other than language arts. One of my goals has always been to encourage my students to write as much as possible. When I taught science, students journaled what they learned on a regular basis. Even…

Learning to Google

google-apps

In these days of Common Core, PARCC testing and new evaluation methods, teaching creatively gets a whole lot tougher. There are more and more applications on the internet every day that are designed to assist teachers in their daily tasks and with instruction. One of the best tools available for educators, it’s not only free,…

Reflect, Retry and Repeat

Teacher Thinkng

With the final days of the school year wrapping up, I begin replaying lessons in my head. What projects worked? What activities were a total fail? And most important… Did my students learn the things I set out to teach them? Like any other educator, I begin my reflection process. Many thoughts rapidly fill my brain.…