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From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - May 24, 2017
When you plug your laptop into a Promethean {or other} display, the laptop should automatically switch to Duplicate Mode, which allows you to see the ...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - February 21, 2017
Now that I'm back from TCEA 2017 and have had a little time to process what I've learned, it's time to share my favorite finds. {If you attended the c...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - March 22, 2016
It's scary to even consider asking a child to conduct a normal Google search because you never know what will pop up! And although it's important to ...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - January 21, 2016
I'm a big fan of browser tabs because they allow me to run multiple websites simultaneously without having to click back and forth between windows. ...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - January 07, 2016
Have you ever been working on the Internet and needed to view two pages simultaneously? {The most obvious teacher situation that comes to mind would b...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - December 05, 2015
I'm a big fan of Kindle books {and  Friends , as you can tell from the title of this post ;)}. Here's why: They don't take up physical space and won...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - November 04, 2015
It can sometimes be challenging to share links {especially long ones} with students, but here are 8 ways to share that will make your life easier. 1. ...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - October 16, 2015
I used  Seesaw  {the free ePortfolio tool} with my K-4 students last year, and it helped us make the Science Lab almost completely paperless, so it'...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - May 17, 2017
My mom was (and still is) a super-fast typist. She's an accountant, and I remember being amazed that she could type numbers into her computer program...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - September 12, 2016
Do you find yourself typing the same long word or phrase into your iPhone or iPad over and over (ex: your e-mail address)? If so, it might be time to...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - February 01, 2016
With today's academic and scheduling demands, actual field trips aren't always possible. Luckily for today's teacher, virtual field trip opportunitie...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - January 18, 2016
Have you ever wanted to show your class a cool picture or article on a web page, but you couldn't because there was something else on that page that ...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - January 04, 2016
If you show clips from places like YouTube or Vimeo in class, the Turn Off the Lights Chrome extension helps you go from this display: I love Kid Pres...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - December 03, 2015
This time of year brings lots of shopping for most people, so I thought I'd write a post about how I save money shopping online. While you could alway...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - October 29, 2015
First grade students at one of my campuses have had a lot of fun playing ABCya's " Guess the Number " game. Ashley , one of the teachers on that first...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - October 15, 2015
I used  Seesaw  {the free ePortfolio tool} with my K-4 students last year, and it helped us make the Science Lab almost completely paperless, so it...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - May 13, 2017
As a teacher, I want my students to ask questions and then work to find the answers themselves. I will always be there to guide and support my student...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - September 07, 2016
I've written before about Google Voice , but updates from Google and a new school year means I probably need to write a new post!  What is Google Vo...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - January 29, 2016
Have you heard of Epic ? In a nutshell, it's like Netflix for [children's] books, and it's free if you're an educator! Here's a little more detail: Fe...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - January 14, 2016
By now, I'm sure we've all heard of link shortening services like Bitly , TinyURL , and Google's Link Shortener . We've also all heard about QR codes ...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - December 21, 2015
CISD computers are automatically equipped with the "Problem Steps Recorder" program. {My strength is technology integration -- not so much on the tech...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - November 18, 2015
A special team in my district and I all attended a day-long session with Sabba Quidwai from EdTechTeacher about a month ago. It was a great professio...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - October 24, 2015
Google Docs {the Google equivalent of Microsoft Word} can be an amazing resource for the classroom. These are my top 5 favorite ideas for using Google...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - October 14, 2015
I used  Seesaw  {the free ePortfolio tool} with my K-4 students last year, and it helped us make the Science Lab almost completely paperless, so it...
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From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - April 29, 2016
Have you heard about  Recap ? It's a relatively new tool that has some great features! In a nutshell, Recap is a completely free assessment resource ...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - January 25, 2016
Now that you've learned about all kinds of great Chrome extensions, you've probably installed several. In fact, you may have installed so many that yo...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - January 11, 2016
Do any of these situations apply to you? You're given the task of reading an article online. You prefer physical paper, so you print the article befo...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - December 16, 2015
During the craziness of this last week of school before winter break, consider trying one of these winter-themed tech tools to get in the holiday spir...
From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - November 10, 2015
Interactive flipcharts are a fun way for students to stay engaged during a whole-group lesson. But sometimes you want certain parts of your flipchart...
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From Innovate. Instruct. Inspire. - October 17, 2015
I used  Seesaw  {the free ePortfolio tool} with my K-4 students last year, and it helped us make the Science Lab almost completely paperless, so it'...
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