Congratulations! It’s Your First Day of Google 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!

Ask These Questions About Time to Evaluate Classroom Technology Integration

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

A Conversation About Chromebooks in Education

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

7 Tips for Google Earth in the Classroom

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

Google Sites Layouts Vastly Improved My Digital Breakouts Site

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

Let Them Play: Approaches to Technology Integration and PD That Empower Teachers

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

In Defense of In-Person Professional Development

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