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Tech Resources For Your Teaching

Using Google+ as a Personal Learning Network with your Students

I enjoy using social media. I use Facebook to keep up with friends and family who I do not see very often. I use Twitter and Google+ for professional development. Teachers can use social media to follow leaders in the field of education and educational technology as well as share ideas with others in their…

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5 Really Cool Google Apps Related Resources for the Classroom

There are many things you can do with Google Apps. Here are five things I often find myself showing to people when showing them how to use various aspects of Google Apps during professional development. I would usually include some of the others I have written about in previous posts also, but I will leave…

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5 YouTube Video Channel Resources for Teachers

It used to be that videos in the classroom were seen as a potentially negative thing. Something teachers do to kill time when they do not have something planned.  However, the rise of activities like flipped lessons and the large amount of relevant videos on sites like YouTube allow for many educational opportunities.  There are…

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The Power of Personal Learning Networks

I was thinking about writing a post on Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s).  I wanted to go beyond just reviewing the literature and giving my opinion so I tried a little informal experiment.  I created a Google Form.  Here is the link: Personal Learning Network Survey.  I posted it on Twitter and Google+.  By the next morning,…

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Building Student Collaboration and Presentation Skills

The National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) created by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) state that students should be able to “use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively” (2008, para. 2).  Several of the Google Apps found in Google Drive work great for building the skill set associated…

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