Why are you going back to school?

Why are you going back to school?

Why are you going back to work in your school district this year? Perhaps “because the summer is over” is not a deep enough answer?

Back to school laptop

There are many jobs in any school district, but the vast majority of employees are in the classroom with students. If the last time classroom personnel made a decision to show up was right after college we might want to check in with everyone again. Education is a…

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VoiceThread Review for Tech Tuesday

VoiceThread Review for Tech Tuesday

This post is linking up with Teaching Trio. You can find similar posts searching under the category Linking Up.

One of the things you can do as teachers is find these great free tools and evaluate if you think the paid-level of the product is worth it for you, your school, orTechnology Thursday Linky Party your district. That is what happened in our district with VoiceThread.

A Free account has no limits on viewing, listening…

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Start a K12 Blog … Part Three

Start a K12 Blog … Part Three

How to Start a K12 Blog - Part ThreeYou want to start blogging about K12?

So far from Part One and Part Two on Starting a K12 Blog you have started to think about your area of passion and have walked through the Getting Started Checklist to set-up your blogging platform. You have explored the content of your posts and considered the manner in which you formatyour posts. Hopefully you have even made an introductory post. If not…

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Start a K12 Blog … Part Two

Start a K12 Blog … Part Two

How to Start a K12 Blog - Part Two

You want to start blogging about K12?

So far from Part One on Starting a K12 Blog you have started to consider your area of passion and have walked through the Getting Started Checklist to set-up your blogging platform.

Identify your Tasks per PostWhen you start any blog post there are some standard things you should include every time. Think of these items as the “spoonful of sugar” to help…

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This week I would like to share how I handle family pictures. I know that it is not strictly educational technology, but during natural breaks in the school year it is nice to take a “vacation” from school stuff and organization and thinking through work flow of files is a skill which…

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Project Roundtable: What is the Moral Imperative as Educators to share our work?

Project Roundtable: What is the Moral Imperative as Educators to share our work?

Passive Participant is Invited to Reflect

It turns out I have dueling purposes today participating in Project Roundtable: What is the Moral Imperative as Educators to share our work? I am constantly taking the pulse of these asynchronous meetings, trying to internalize the composition and tempo for reference at a future date when I try one. However my other purpose today turned out to be: how can…

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Start a K12 Blog …. Part One

How to Start a K12 Blog - Part One

You want to start blogging about K12?

I admit I’ve told a few people they should be blogging about . And I think I am right, they should be – I think the only thing I am qualified to really doit tell you if you have interesting content. I may believe that is because I entertain two dueling ‘wonders’: are my thoughts interesting on this blog or am I just trying to work out what I really think?…

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This is a cross post from hotlunchtray.com as part of a three part series on starting a K12 blog.

Made with <3 @ http://www.usechisel.com/

This is a cross post from hotlunchtray.com as part of a three part series on starting a K12 blog.


Office Mix: Good Enough to make you ask What’s the Catch?

Office Mix: Good Enough to make you ask What’s the Catch?

This post is part of a Linky Party hosted by Teaching Trio. You can find similar posts searching under the category Linky Parties.Technology Thursday Linky Party

At #ISTE2014 this year a fellow teacher was walking to a session about something called Office Mix. I wanted to be supportive so I accompanied him on what turned out to be a gem of a find! We ended up in the Microsoft overflow room and our entire three person audience…

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