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!
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
I recently finished teaching a course amongst colleagues at Lake Forest High School entitled, “Google Apps for Collaboration, Communication and Innovation.” The course description: “Interested in team-based challenges that get you collaborating, communicating and learning within Google Apps with fellow faculty members? This course invites you to get amped about the innovative features of Google Apps –… Continue reading Steal My Stuff! Google Apps for Collaboration, Communication and Innovation
I wanted to share some positive experiences I’ve had with the Subtext app for iOS devices – I’ve used it with a 5th grade social studies and have co-led Subtext workshops with Caroline Haebig from Stevenson High School. In short, Subtext is a “social reading” app that allows you to import PDFs, websites and articles… Continue reading Support During Reading Strategies with Subtext
I can’t escape finding analogies between my hobbies and the EdTech world. It’s just the way my brain works, and I can’t stop myself from doing it. So when I settled in for the opening night of Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier (which is awesome, by the way), while my brain was enjoying the… Continue reading Is your EdTech plan a Marvel or D.C. plan?