In this week’s #OneNewThing, I am excited to share about A Google a Day. I was introduced to this game by Kate Petty while helping with a bootcamp earlier this week. It was one of those times where I thought, “Wait – how have I never heard of this?!” A Google a Day is an online game… Read More #OneNewThing: A Google a Day
I am excited to announce that the BoostEDU community is growing! 🚀 BoostEDU is now on Facebook and Twitter and is a community where teachers can receive updates on resources and support from teachers all around the world. Interested in joining this community? Click on the links below! In these communities, feel free to share resources to… Read More Join the BoostEDU Community!
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
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
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
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!
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
I’ve often been asked about my favorite Google App. Honestly, that is an extremely difficult question! I am such a huge fan of Google Apps and I use every Google App on a weekly basis. Yet…if I had to pick my favorite Google App, I think it would have to be Google Slides. Google Slides is… Read More Using Google Slides for Peer to Peer Feedback
Over the last week, my AVID students have been developing and presenting on a college/university of their choice. It’s always a great project for our new AVID students because it introduces them to a college and requires them to present in front of an audience. Yet, when it comes to these presentations, I have noticed… Read More Automated Peer Feedback for Student Presentations
Over last month, our Spartan Tech Squad students have been going through a “Web Literacy” course on Mouse Create. The focus of this course is teaching students to “think critically, participate safely, and demonstrate good citizenship online.” It’s a great series of lessons for students because digital citizenship is so important as our schools are… Read More Creative Commons HyperDoc