Thursday, November 29, 2012

Now you can insert Google Drive files into your emails!

After Google releasing the new compose feature in Gmail, Google has now given you the option to insert files from Google Drive into your emails. 

Google states that this is beneficial to users because you can send larger files, enjoy the collaboration features of Google Drive, and have security of who sees your files. 

Monday, November 19, 2012


Chrome Experiment: 100,000 Stars

Use in educational setting for:
1. Content: Information on prominent stars in our galaxy
2. Scale of our galaxy: students will see how small we are compared to our galaxy and the universe

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Our public broadcasting system is our nation’s 21st century public library, a collection of ideas and information that can be freely accessed by all citizens to learn more about the world around them. -Paula Kerger (CEO of PBS) on why PBS deserves our support

Saturday, November 10, 2012



Using ipads in Brazilian Schools: A Case Study

A quick overview of how iPads are being used in a Brazilian school to enhance student-centered classrooms and production activities.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


#kindergarten creating tally charts with #tuxpaint #edtech #techintegration

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills with PBL

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills with PBL

Science and engineering project through automatons (High School)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


#studentsupportsetvices #teachers should create an #edmodo group for their students who have needs to document their progress. Via images, videos and comment posts. #techintegration #edtech #educationaltechnology


Second grade creating actual badges for #khanacademy. Students were highly enthusiastic! #edtech #educationaltechnology

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Kindergarten Discussion Board: Global Collaboration

I first encountered discussion boards during my college years. It is a great way for students to find different perspectives on a topic, build stronger communities, and be active in their learning.

What I loved best about discussion boards was the ability to share your ideas without being face-to-face with your class. It was quite intimidating for me to share my ideas to my classroom because of the fear of being “wrong.” Discussion boards provide shy or quiet students an non-anxiety experience of sharing their ideas. 

Ms. Rance, our kindergarten teacher, approached me to discuss what platform she could use to create a discussion board for her class. She wanted to create a discussion board that would allow her class to communicate with a class in America on different topics.

The platform that I believe would be best for kindergarten students would be Google Documents. Here are some of the reasons:

  1. table of contents (Students can go straight to there section of the discussion board.)

  2. safe (The document would be managed by the teacher. Using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites for discussion boards could show content that might be inappropriate for younger students.)

  3. real-time collaboration

  4. easily accessible (You can create a bookmark for the document on the classroom computer with your Google account already saved on it.)

Here is a sample discussion board template for kindergarten students. 

The “Partners” table of contents: Click on a set of names and you will go to that section of the discussion board. 

Kindergarteners can take turns typing out responses. 

Click on this link to watch a video on how to make a copy of the document, establish a bookmark, and edit the document. 

Prezi App Update: Create a Prezi now on your iPad!

You can now create your Prezi presentation with your iPad! The newest update allows you too add images and photos, and edit your presentation with one tap. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Prezi’s New Look

Check Out Prezi's New Look!

Prezi has changed their user interface to make your experience easier and fun. There is no more bubble menu, but instead a simple toolbar. Check out their website and their new video demonstrating their new features.