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Tag It with Social Media Magnetic Poetry

May18

Summer vacation is just a few weeks away in many schools… That’s the good news! But that means it’s also that time of the year when teachers are searching for activities to motivate students to the finish line. Well, we all know how much they love, love social media so why not tap into this […]

Tech It Up Tuesday: Jazz Up Images with PhotoFunia

May9

Welcome to the latest edition of “Tech It Up Tuesday”, a weekly series in which I share an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that can be utilized in the educational setting. This week’s #edtech goodness is one for the digital photo gurus—and it goes something like this… If you’re interested in adding some originality […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Google Easter Egg-stravaganza Sequel

April11

Back by popular demand, it’s the Internet Easter egg hunt brought to you by Google… If you’re a fan of these activities, then you won’t want to miss out on the hidden “Easter eggs”, or tricks, games and other fun stuff the programmers at Google have tucked away in their search engine for your entertainment. […]

Become an Edtech Mixologist with PicCollage

April10

A few weeks ago The Techie Teacher (a.k.a. Julie Smith) shared a post about how PicCollage can be incorporated into app smashing activities. If you missed this wicked cool info, you can still check it out right here, right now… Because I just love, love app smashing—the art of merging content from a variety of […]

Get Your Easter Magnetic Poetry On!

April8

If you’re ready to get your Easter on, then I’ve got the perfect edtech resource for you and your peeps—a brand-new version of magnetic poetry, a Google Slides activity containing 70+ words, or “magnets”, that can be creatively manipulated into a holiday themed poem, story, etc. So, if you’re ready to combine a little bit of […]

No Coins Needed: Students Designing Retro Arcade Game for Media Center

April6

Here’s one for the Throwback Thursday fans… Who’s up for a game of Ms. Pacman? How ’bout Donkey Kong or Frogger? Well, it won’t be long until middle and high school students in our media center will have the chance to take a trip back to 80’s to experience some of the coolest video games […]

Edu-fun Friday: 4000 Years Later And…

March31

As Quincy Jones once remarked, “I’ve always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, “Ain’t that the truth.” That said, Edu-fun Friday is a series devoted to adding some humor to the lives of teachers who visit this blog. After all, there’s nothing better than ending the week […]

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April Fool’s Day Resources: Part III

March28

April Fool’s Day is probably one of those classroom holidays you can’t escape—no matter how hard you try. So why not embrace it and teach your students a few things at the same time! Yes—this means you quite possibly will have to endure some of those harmless pranks and hoaxes associated with this day—spiders in […]

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