Graphic design has been a hobby of mine since I was a teenager. I’ve always loved the creativity of editing photos, designing graphics or creating GIFs. When I was a teen, I combined my love of graphic design and TV shows on my first website where I designed computer backgrounds. At that time, I believe… Read More 10 Graphic Design Tools for Students
Effective communication between teachers and parents is one of the greatest factors of student success. The more teachers communicate with parents, the more parents will understand about the classroom, procedures, and their child’s progress in class. While we all know that teacher/parent communication is important, it can often be difficult to put systems into place… Read More Creating a Class Newsletter with Google Slides and Remind
Effective communication between teachers and parents is one of the greatest factors of student success. The more teachers communicate with parents, the more parents will understand about the classroom, procedures, and their child’s progress in class. While we all know that teacher/parent communication is important, it can often be difficult to put systems into place… Read More Creating a Class Newsletter with MailChimp
Are you ready for the new school year? Are you curious about all of the new Google updates that came out over the summer? Then this is the presentation for you! Later this week, I will be visiting my former school site to give a short presentation on some of the best updates that were… Read More Google Updates: Summer 2018
It’s summertime! It’s time to pack up the classroom, head to the beach, spend time with family, and not think about work for the next two months…Right? Yeah, if you are in education, you know that this is definitely not the case. Sure, it is time to get some rest and have some fun –… Read More Utilizing Feedly for PD
It’s been a little over a month since I shared any updates on BoostEDU. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it’s not that I wasn’t working on anything for BoostEDU – it’s just that I wanted to truly finish something that I am really excited to share. It’s the completely neurotic, OCD part of me!… Read More BoostEDU: The SAMR Database
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!
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
Although educational technology is becoming increasingly common within our school sites and district, there are many classroom teachers that remain cautious about implementing technology into their classroom. In a sense, it is completely understandable. Technology is changing at a rapid rate and it can be difficult to keep up at times. In addition to this,… Read More New to EdTech? Ask These Questions!
In the last few months, I have led several sessions (in and outside of my district) on the benefits of using Twitter for professional development. (Here is a link to my session.) Usually, there are two types of educators in this session: 1.) Educators who have a Twitter account but rarely use it; and 2.)… Read More TweetDeck: Maximize Your Twitter Experience