10 Educational Technology Podcasts You Can’t Miss
Audio Tools / Professional Development

10 Educational Technology Podcasts You Can’t Miss

For those of you out there who listen to podcasts already – bravo! For those of you who don’t… not to worry, you soon will! Podcasts are a fantastic way to learn more about your craft as an educator, and a way to get timely professional development while you are doing other things. Listen to … Continue reading

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12 Free PD Courses You Should Take This Summer
eLearning / Professional Development

12 Free PD Courses You Should Take This Summer

Most teachers spend their summers enjoying some time off, working a second job, or traveling the country to visit conferences and professional development opportunities on the dollars of their school. This summer, you can engage in some meaningful professional development right from the comfort of your couch for the low, low fee of absolutely nothing! … Continue reading

20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom’s Taxonomy
Assessment Tools / Classroom Activities / Professional Development

20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom’s Taxonomy

I would wager a guess that the majority of teachers uses PowerPoint as a way to present information and lecture in class. In fact, PowerPoint has been under a lot of flack lately for being tired, dated, and unexciting. For the sake of playing devil’s advocate, however, I vote that there’s still some life left … Continue reading

Harnessing The Powers of Google Search!
About Me / Google Tools / Professional Development

Harnessing The Powers of Google Search!

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to present to some wonderful Texas educators at the Google Apps for Education Texas Summit. My presentation was all about harnessing the powers of the almighty Google search, and it was well received by the educators who were present. In the hopes of sharing the wealth, here is my presentation … Continue reading

25 Ways Teachers Can Use iPads In The Classroom
iPad Tools / Professional Development

25 Ways Teachers Can Use iPads In The Classroom

I stumbled across this fantastic chart by the fine folks at TeachThought and Edudemic and had to share! Unlike my charts on aligning Twitter and Pinterest with Bloom’s taxonomy, this chart focuses on teacher actions rather than student actions. Like my charts, however, it is broken down into three main ways teachers can use iPads: consume, … Continue reading

Microsoft Office In A Nutshell: Quick Reference Cards
Helpful Tips / Professional Development

Microsoft Office In A Nutshell: Quick Reference Cards

Last week I posted this fantastic iPad reference card from the people at CustomGuide, and I’ve been circulating it in my own school with great success! After doing a little more searching, I found CustomGuide’s similar handy cards that offer a detailed guide to the basic functions of commonly used Microsoft Office programs. You can … Continue reading

Your iPad In A Nutshell: A Quick Reference Card
Professional Development / Visualizations

Your iPad In A Nutshell: A Quick Reference Card

  The fine people at Custom Guide have created one-page reference cards for many popular technology products, but I found this iPad reference guide particularly useful. It is a fantastic summary of the basics of the iPad, including hardware, buttons, home screen applications and important gestures. It is definitely not a comprehensive guide to using the … Continue reading