Learning to Google

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Learning to Google

google-apps

In these days of Common Core, PARCC testing and new evaluation methods, teaching creatively gets a whole lotOK 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,…

How to use QR Codes in the Classroom

Qr Codes in the Classroom

A QR code (Quick Response) is a great tool to engage students in the classroom. Throughout the United States, QR codes have invaded classrooms because they enable teachers to get quick responses, enhance oral, listening, and reading skills and engage students through the use of technology. Like every technology tool, it needs to fit a…

Two Great Sites to Learn How To Code

Tynker Hour of Code

If you are like me and incorporate technology into your classroom, then chances are you are looking for some fun online places to that will turn your students on to the world of coding! I have tried sites like Scratch.MIT.EDU and Code.org, but the two places my students discovered and loved with a simple Google…

Five Ways Technology Integration Can Modify Special Education

Five Ways Technology Can Be Used in Special Education

Most of the folks that read my blog regularly know that I am not one to quote the experts or refer to statistics given by the various data collections that are sprawled across the world wide web. Though I see nothing wrong with occasionally linking those experts to support my claims, I just think sometimes…

How to Create Interactive Text Sets

Creating Text Sets

Teaching computer class during summer school enrichment was quite an awesome experiencethis year. This summer I was asked to have the students create text sets. Text sets are designed to help students locate information and then analyze what they read in a neat little package of informational text. Once I found out what it was I…

How To Hyperlink Portions of an Image In Google Slides

Hyperlinking Google Slides

One of the great things about Google Apps for Education is the free resources that are offered to educators. I love this little feature that you can do in most any presentation software, but I particularly am biased towards Google Slides. About a month ago I posted about creating Interactive Flashcards with Google Slides. The…

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…