I was honored to participate in Transform Your Learning Space with Jamboard, a Google for Education EDU on Air event on November 28, 2018. I was joined by fellow educators and Googlers. We discussed both the Jamboard device and the Jamboard app. Please note the app is free! I shared how students and teachers are… Read More Join Me for Transform Your Learning Space with Jamboard
The Google Jamboard mobile app is a game-changing tool for collaboration on Play Store enabled Chromebooks and iPads. Additionally, there is now a streamlined Google Jamboard web app (2:43 explainer video). Please note: The Google Jamboard app is 100% FREE. No Jamboard device required. Ever since I discovered the Jamboard app in June 2017, I have… Read More Congratulations! It’s Your First Day of Google Jamboard!
Devices in classrooms can empower students if used effectively. But how do teachers know if they are integrating technology effectively? In my BAMRadio Network EdWords blog post, Ask These Questions About Time to Evaluate Classroom Technology Integration, I suggest six questions teachers can ask about time and technology integration in their classrooms. Please share your thoughts these… Read More Ask These Questions About Time to Evaluate Classroom Technology Integration
I recently had the pleasure of talking about Chromebooks in education with Michelle Luhtala for an instalment of edWeb.net’s webinar series. Michelle took one thing I mentioned to heart – look at what she created after I suggested Autodraw.com as a tool for Chromebooks during the webinar: Michelle and I spoke about how Chromebooks differ from… Read More A Conversation About Chromebooks in Education
Remember when Google Earth was a slow desktop program? Thank goodness it is now has a sleeker web version (earth.google.com/web) that is perfect for teaching geography. This is especially true for students using touchscreen Chromebooks. Additionally, the iTunes Store Google Earth app is great on iPads. Here are 7 tips for getting the most out of… Read More 7 Tips for Google Earth in the Classroom
In January, I was honored to be a guest on Kim Mattina’s The Suite Talk YouTube channel to talk about the Google Jamboard app. Collaborating With The Google Jamboard App On The Suite Talk (blog post) I am now proud to be the first two-time guest in the history of The Suite Talk. Kim and… Read More Google Jamboard Updates on The Suite Talk
I love Google Sites and recently spent a lot of time using it to convert 14 digital breakouts from Classic to New Sites. Since then, Google has announced a new tool in the Google Sites editor – layouts. Layouts solve the problem of aligning images and elements which can be tricky because there are no guidelines… Read More Google Sites Layouts Vastly Improved My Digital Breakouts Site
Google got it wrong. Google for Education created a free applied digital skills curriculum open to all. One vital digital skill is resume creation. Google’s curriculum includes a module on resume creation that recommends using Google Docs for this task. Google reached into the G Suite toolbox and retrieved the wrong tool. This is my… Read More Meet Google Slides – The Ultimate Resume Creator!
Educational technology can open doors for students. Effective and empowering professional development empowers students to give students the keys to those doors. I argue for letting teachers play and other empowering approaches to edtech and PD in my BAMRadio Network EdWords blog post, Let Them Play: Approaches to Technology Integration and PD That Empower Teachers. Please… Read More Let Them Play: Approaches to Technology Integration and PD That Empower Teachers
Digital tools make it possible to convert in-person professional development to digital platforms. Is that what teachers need? I argue it makes more sense to incorporate engaging digital components into in-person professional development than it does to digitize everything. Most teachers do not teach distance digital courses. They teach in-person and hopefully have access to… Read More In Defense of In-Person Professional Development