# Automated Vocabulary Practice with Google Sheets

A couple of weeks ago, I assisted in a Google Level 1 bootcamp in Los Angeles. At the end of the first day, the attendees were challenged to “breakout” of a Digital BreakoutEDU game created by Mari Venturino. As a part of this breakout, they were required to input words into a Google Sheet. When they… Read More Automated Vocabulary Practice with Google Sheets

# #OneNewThing: SolveMe Puzzles

Attention all Math Nerds! Or, you know, anyone who loves a good puzzle. This week’s #OneNewThing is for you! I recently came across a fun website called SolveMe Puzzles that has a TON of free games for students (or the nerdy adult) to play. All of the games require players to solve a math-based puzzle.… Read More #OneNewThing: SolveMe Puzzles

# Pi Day: A BreakoutEDU Digital

Happy Pi Day! Well – almost. 🙂 Pi Day is coming up on March 14 and I thought, “What could be a fun way to celeberate Pi Day with students?” Enter…”Pi Day!” BreakoutEDU Digital! The Topics: In this BreakoutEDU, students will learn: About the number π. Trivia facts about the number π. About radius and diameter. How… Read More Pi Day: A BreakoutEDU Digital

# Request an Instructional Resource

One of my favorite things to do as an educator is developing curriculum.  I absolutely love it.  Seriously – I have never been one of those educators that did not enjoy creating instructional materials.  In fact, I think it has been one of my greatest strengths.  I truly enjoy finding ways to make learning enjoyable… Read More Request an Instructional Resource

# BoostEDU: SAMR Resources to “Boost” Your Lessons

One of the key features of BoostEDU is the SAMR Self-Assessments.  In the SAMR Self-Assessments, educators are given the opportunity to assess the depth of SAMR in two ways: In-Depth SAMR Self-Assessment is used to analyze the depth of SAMR in specific areas of a lesson.  Educators will receive an editable Google Doc to add ideas for… Read More BoostEDU: SAMR Resources to “Boost” Your Lessons

# BoostEDU: SAMR Self-Assessment Overview

Earlier this month, I publicly released my Google Innovator Project: BoostEDU.  BoostEDU is a program that supports teachers in transforming their traditional lessons through an inquiry-based self-assessment and guided lesson design process.  (Interested in learning more?  Watch this video.)  It’s been a lot of work but it has been very exciting to hear feedback from… Read More BoostEDU: SAMR Self-Assessment Overview

# Google Forms + Certify’Em = Custom Certificates for Students!

Are you interested in creating custom certificates that are automatically emailed to your students?  Then Certify’Em is the add-on for you!  Certify’Em is an “add-on for Google Quizzes that extends the functionality of quizzes by allowing you to send a certificate when someone passes, and keep certification records.”  Here are some potential student uses: Classroom… Read More Google Forms + Certify’Em = Custom Certificates for Students!

# Googley Resources for Monday Morning

Last weekend, I attended and presented at the LA County EdTechTeam Summit.  During my “Four Easy Steps for Flipping the Classroom” presentation, the attendees were really excited that I had created a video of the session for them to view at a later date.  Many times, there is so much information received at conferences that… Read More Googley Resources for Monday Morning

# Getting Going with Blogging

One year ago, I set a goal for myself.  It is a goal that has challenged and pushed me more than any other goal I have ever set.  It is a goal that has taken time, planning, and dedication.  What was this goal?  It was simple: I will blog once a week for an entire… Read More Getting Going with Blogging

# College VR HyperDoc

After the success of our VR Haunted House Project in my Spartan Tech Squad course, I started brainstorming ways that I could incorporate a VR project into our AVID classroom.  For those that are unfamiliar to AVID, AVID is a program whose goal is to “close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness… Read More College VR HyperDoc