TEDxLakeForestHighSchool dropped on Thursday, April 16th – and all things considered, the event was a huge success. Months of planning culminated in 16 students and 9 community adults gracing our stage, inspiring our small audience, and hopefully starting conversations that matter. Talks included how students would reinvent the high school classroom, LGBT representation in the… Continue reading 21 things I learned from organizing a TEDxYouth Event
It was Monday night in Wisconsin Dells, and my friend Corey and I were putzing around the local Walmart (a couple of devil-may-care scamps painting the town red, clearly). We were leading a session called “Building Digital Literacy Skills with the Amazing Google Scavenger Hunt Challenge” at the Midwest Google Summit the following morning, and we… Continue reading We gamified a Google Search PD session, and it was awesome!
Kudos to Steve Douglass of Lake Forest High School for showing me this one – if you want to post/embed a video stored in your Google Drive, you can do this AND prevent users from downloading your video at the same time. You might not need to do it often, but it’s a neat trick. Simply access… Continue reading Prevent users from downloading your Google Drive videos
I was recently entrusted with the task of creating an online, registration system for 1700 high school students for a neat event we run at Lake Forest High School called “E Day” – a 3-hour program where students choose breakout sessions and experience fun, new ideas in an atmosphere of creativity and community building. Think… Continue reading Google Forms + Add-ons = An Awesome Event Registration System
About to embark on a new adventure? No, I’m not talking about tagging along with a gaggle of dwarves on a quest to reclaim their homeland, or depositing the One Ring into the fiery pits of Mount Doom (Hobbit release week…my apologies). I’m actually referring to the epic journey of passing the Google Apps for… Continue reading 9 Tips for Passing Google Educator Exams