Thinking Outside the “Pod”, Creative Uses for Nearpod in the Classroom

If you haven’t heard of Nearpod by now, you really  need to check it out!  This versatile tool takes your presentations and instruction to the next level.  Nearpod allows you to embed quizzes,polls, Fill in the Blank activities, drawing activities and more!  Have I made you curious?  Check out, “Nearpod: Bring…

A Case for Blogging in the K12 Classroom

According to Wikipedia, as of February 16, 2014, Tumbler had around 172 million registered blogs, and WordPress had 75.8 million blogs in existence worldwide. These are only two of many blogging platforms available around the world, so you we can only imagine the true number of blogs being published on the Internet each day.  A…

TechToolThursday: YouTube Editor

So far in the series, Putting the YOU in YouTube, we’ve discussed personalizing your channel, uploading your videos, and trimming out the parts of your videos that you don’t want.  In this post, we’re going to look at using the tools within the YouTube Editor that will help you put…

More Totally Awesome Things to do with Spreadsheets in the Classroom

If you read the first Totally Awesome Things to do with Spreadsheets in the Classroom post, you’ll know that I’m a little obsessed with spreadsheets right now because I made the lowest grade of my life on a recent grad school assignment involving spreadsheets. As I do more research, I’m…

TechToolThursday: Trimming Videos in YouTube

This will be the third post in the series, Putting the YOU in YouTube.  The first post focused on setting up your channel and making it reflect you and your purposes.  Last week’s post described the process for uploading your videos from your computer or mobile device.  I’ve actually had…


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