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Tech-knowledge-y Lives Here!

May5

Introducing… A short promo video I created to share on my social media spaces. The end goal: To encourage educators to check out the Edutech for Teachers blog for digital resources that can be integrated into classroom activities. Critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity and research skills… All of these matter in today’s flat world. Therefore, […]

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Newspaper Fun with the Fodey Web Tool

May3

Simple… Free… Effective… Three reasons why we’re bringing back a web tool from the edtech archives. And it goes something like this… Fodey is a neat Web 2.0 tool that allows users to generate their own authentic newspaper clipping (that can double as a primary source document). Simply enter the name of a fictitious newspaper, […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

May1

What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below to access two super cool and very useful tools can be utilized to engage students in the classroom! » Zero Noise Classroom A free Chrome extension that displays noise level and a stopwatch. An excellent tool for cooperative learning activities as well […]

The Weekly Edtech Smackdown: Vol. VI

April30

Welcome to the weekly edition of The Edtech Smackdown—a collection of digital resources containing a few of my most favorite activities curated from various social media spaces throughout the past week. Check out some super cool edtech gems right here, right now and get ready to use these ideas to support learning and to engage […]

No Coins Needed: Retro Arcade Game Project Update

April28

A few weeks ago I shared the scoop about a few of my high school independent study Tech Club students—also known as the SWAT Team (Students Working to Advance Technology)—who are working on one totally awesome DIY project: Building and programming a tabletop retro arcade game—completely from scratch! For the first two weeks of this […]

Reinventing Education with Makerspaces

April26

Last summer my good friend, colleague and our elementary principal, Dr. Terri Harpster, and I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Pittsburgh FabLab hosted by Dr. Todd Keruskin and the Elizabeth Forward School District. This four day event exposed us to the super popular maker movement sweeping our country and more importantly, inspired us to […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

April24

What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below to access two super cool and very useful tools can be utilized to engage students in the classroom! » Illuminations A platform in which teachers can locate hundreds of lesson plans, activities and strategies for improving their teaching practices in math. […]

The Weekly Edtech Smackdown: Vol. V

April23

Welcome to the weekly edition of The Edtech Smackdown—a collection of digital resources containing a few of my most favorite activities curated from various social media spaces throughout the past week. Check out some super cool edtech gems right here, right now and get ready to use these ideas to support learning and to engage […]

Introducting…The PicCollage Drawing Tool

April21

This. Just. In… Teachers asked for it… PicCollage delivered! Yep, a few days ago PC Headquarters released a brand-new feature—the Drawing Tool. And it’s all that! Check out the details below to get the latest scoop… » Update to the latest version of PicCollage. » After importing photos for a new collage, tap the “+’ button […]

Print Custom Sticky Notes with Google Slides

April18

What do you get when you combine sticky notes with Google Slides? A super cool idea from Tony Vincent that shows teachers how to create customized messages for all kinds of classroom uses: Personalized notes, reminders, to do lists, paper tweets, exit tickets, motivational remarks and more! There’s even a wicked awesome template for generating […]

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Looking for some technology integration ideas to enhance your classroom lessons? Then be sure to check out my "Tech Tips" for the latest and greatest Web 2.0 tools, applications and web sites that can be incorporated into activities and/or projects. Although some posts may not be applicable to your content area or grade level, be sure to check back often as I will be varying ideas in order to provide resources across the K-12 curriculum.

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