Elementary Students Tweeting

I was so inspired by Alice Keeler’s recent post, Class Twitter Account: How Your Students Can Tweet, that I decided to take her idea and generate a Google Form for our soon-to-be-instituted elementary school student tech team to allow them to quickly submit tweets for consideration by our new Twitter feed. That part was easy but I…

Five Faves: Chrome Extensions

Always on the lookout for handy lists? Here are five of my current favorite Chrome extensions. Google Similar Pages – Discover webpages similar to the page you’re currently browsing. Enjoying the page you’re looking at and interested in other similar pages? Trying to find more pages about a topic you’re researching, but having a hard time coming…

A Busy Summer Ahead

Here in the Memphis, Tennessee area, we are entering our final week of the 2015-16 school year. For me, that includes finalizing plans for summer conferences and professional development offerings. As usual, I have overpacked my schedule and adding graduate school courses to the mix is probably going to push me over the edge. However, most of the…

Self-Assessment for Teacher on ISTE Standards

UPDATE: MobileMind no longer resells the assessment mentioned. They have, however, referred me to 2gnō.me. If any of you have used 2gnō.me and want to share some insights, please do comment below. Yesterday I was introduced to MobileMind and the professional development solutions they offer, particularly in regards to Google in Education. I’m looking forward to learning…

More Thoughts About 3D Printing

This week I am showing my Polar 3D printer to the kindergarten students at my school. I will state out front, I am NOT a kindergarten teacher. After so many years teaching high school and not having raised children of my own, I find it a challenge to teach the younger kids. I always feel…