Tag: #6103

Professional Development Tool Review


How I Intend to Improve My Game

I purchased this sign for my office.  It caught my eye the minute I entered a cute shop in Puyallup, Washington a few weeks ago.  I circles back to look at it three times.  The statement obviously intrigued me.  I like baseball, but I wouldn’t call myself a big fan.  The sign was in the…


Agency is Paramount

The Question For this module I investigated the question, What online experiences should students have had before they leave high school?  The answers I found can be summed up in the word- AGENCY.  Meaning, students need to experience capacity to act in a digital environment and feel control over their own behavior.   While George…


Digital Tools Abound: Connecting GCP and ISTE Standards

My Global Collaborative Project (GCP) is to facilitate the #NWTOSACHAT for an evening.  Reflecting on the connection between ISTE Teaching Standard 2, Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments and my preparation and live facilitation, I would like to share that facilitating a Twitter Chat involves incorporating many many digital tools.  To begin…


Is Peachjar Peachy?

Peachjar is a tool that my district and thousands of districts utilize for communication to families. It is an eflyer management system, meaning it sends flyers that were traditionally printed and sent home with students to parents’ email inboxes instead. This leads to less classroom disruption for the students and teacher and more office staff time…


Parent Communication Tool Review

(click diagram to view live) The tool I’m trying out for my resolution of this week’s question is RealTimeBoard. It provided me endless workspace and allowed me to embed videos and pictures easily.  The templates available were also nice to look through to get ideas for organizing my information.  The comment bubbles added a subtle…


Collaborative Whiteboard Tool Review

The tool I’m trying out for my resolution of this week’s question is Lino.  One difficulty is imbedding the whiteboard canvas in my blog.  It just refuses to size correctly even with a lot of tweaking to the html code.   All in all, the use of Google Keep and Blogger were found to be…


I’m Going to Be a Twitter Chatterbox!

    Okay not really, but the title seemed catchy.  For my GCP I’m hosting a Twitter Chat.  I’m excited about being the host for a newly formed chat that came to life at NCCE 2016!  While I’ve attended Twitter chats, I’ve never been a host.  The session will be Tuesday, May 2nd from 8-9…


Is Turn it In Dreamy?

A popular assessment product on the edtech market today is Turn it In.  Turn it In assists teachers in determining if writing by students is original and in providing feedback to students about their work.  I will explore two topics in this post from both the student and teacher perspective:  benefits to learning process and…


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