Make Teamwork Matter with @Quizlet Live

We are all looking for ways to keep kids engaged. We know that kids must collaborate. We know that ‘sit and get’ doesn’t work. The question often comes up of how to actually make that happen in a real classroom… Enter Quizlet Live. Continue reading

Product Review: Soyan 3D Pen #makerspace #edtech

Christmas has come and gone. You know how the drill goes. All too often, the gifts that we buy for our kids get used for a bit, then get tossed aside. Every now and then, we parents hit a gold mine. I managed to hit mine this time with the Soyan 3D pen.

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DriveSlides by @alicekeeler and @jmattmiller

So I was perusing Twitter and saw that Alice Keeler and Matt Miller published an extension for Google Chrome. I have followed the two of them for some time, and have even reviewed their books, 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom (review) by Alice Keeler and Ditch That Textbook (review) by Matt Miller. Seeing this extension pop up, I just had to take a look. Continue reading

Product Review: @Ipevo Interactive Whiteboard IW2

Everyone seems to want an interactive whiteboard. I remember when Smart boards were the new thing, and they were HUGE. Teachers wanted them, principals feared the costs. Don’t get me wrong, Smart makes a great product, but the cost can be prohibitive for some. Enter the Ipevo Wireless Interactive Whiteboard.

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Book Review: The Chromebook Classroom by John Sowash

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Are you considering rolling out Chromebooks in your school or classroom? If so, then this book is a great starting point. Chromebooks are great devices for the K-12 environment. John Sowash has done a great job putting together a sort of how-to book for implementing them. Continue reading

Watch your Google Doc come together with Draftback

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To be honest, when I saw this extension for the first time, my reaction was lukewarm at best. I do believe I simply had the wrong frame of mind when I saw it. In reality, this can be a great tool…. Draftback. Continue reading

#coding and #robotics Using @birdbraintech Hummingbird

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Every educational technology conference that I have ever been to has an exhibit hall. We often see the same vendors at several conferences. Sometimes we have the privilege of seeing something new, and the AETC conference was where we stumbled upon Birdbrain Technologies and repurposed Pop Tart boxes. Continue reading

How to Show Changes and More on Maps

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Showing students how landforms change has been a challenge for some time. Let’s face it, there is only so much we can do with maps and pictures. Now, with Earth Engine by Google, this has never been easier.
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Product Review: VZ-1 HD VGA/USB Doc Cam by @ipevo

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Ipevo has become synonymous with solid product for the classroom at an affordable cost. I own several Ipevo products, and was quite pleased when asked if I would like to demo this unit. Continue reading

Want to Turn Things Around in Class? Flippity Them

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Teachers are always looking for simple ways to make things happen in the classroom. At a recent day of professional development, I picked up a little gem. Continue reading