Category Archives: School

3B4T Chart

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Hi readers! I recently spent two days in the Wisconsin Dells with around 650 other educators, trainers, and tech enthusiasts for the Midwest Google Education Summit. It was great! I’m still decompressing, and hope to have a blog post on it in the near future. One of the things I’ve taken from many of the sites, blogs, and resources I’ve… Read more »

Claco – A Lesson-Sharing, Binder-Collecting, Collaboration Tool

I first stumbled across the concept of Claco on my PLN of choice, Twitter. I began a conversation with someone who was asking about Chromebooks and EdTech. What a fortuitous discovery! Claco, or Class Connect (as it was previously called), is a mashup of a few different types of sites that have recently come into popularity. Have you used Pinterest?… Read more »

What is Digital Literacy?

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This is a post I wrote for one of my grad classes in Digital Literacy. I am proud of it, so I thought I’d share it with you! Digital literacy includes multiple facets. The digital world around us is evolving at every moment, and the ability to be flexible in analyzing the relevancy of the selected media is a skill… Read more »

About Me (Part 2)

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Hi everybody! School has started again, and we have two days down… boy, am I exhausted! But, it’s a good exhausted. Our classroom has been abuzz for the last two days. I “stole” an idea for my room this year from one of the blog posts over at Edutopia. The biggest thing I pulled from that post was the concept… Read more »

Google Supports Sign-In to Multiple Accounts

Cliff Mims tweeted something a few days ago that I retweeted to my followers: Google has a new login page that makes multiple sign-ins easier to manage. I decided to dig around a bit and figure things out for myself! This is huge news for me as both a GMail user and a Google Apps for Education user. I went… Read more »

Preparing for a New Year

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Howdy, blog readers! I realize I haven’t had much to say yet this month. I have the privilege to keep my school keys year-round, so I’ve been working in my classroom for the last few weeks already! I filled a 32-gallon recycling container of papers that I no longer need. I got rid of the two desktop computers, which opened… Read more »

Google Wrap Up

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Hi friends! It’s been a few weeks since I blogged about the Google Education Summit at Wisconsin Lutheran College. The week went well, and my brain is still reeling from all the information we stuffed in during that week. My biggest takeaway will be using the suite of Google tools in my classroom.  Right now, I’m planning to have my… Read more »

Google Education Summit at Wisconsin Lutheran College #GoogleEduSummit

This week, I’m going Google! I will be spending the majority of my working hours learning about all things Google: Drive, Apps for Education, Talk, Voice, Podcasting, Digital Readers and Publishing, Animations… and most importantly, Chromebooks!! I’m really excited to have the newest Chromebook to use while I’m here — it’s making it so easy to follow everything. There are… Read more »

Happy (Cat) Mother’s Day!

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The title of this post is what my mother said to me when I used FaceTime to call her and wish her a happy Mother’s Day. (My mom and mother-in-law both live over 7 hours away from where my husband and I live, so it wasn’t possible for us to get away for the weekend.) What she said was true,… Read more »

Chromebooks and 1:1 Computing

This past week, I had the privilege of attending two different events related to Chromebooks in the classroom. Last Saturday was “Super Saturday,” at the Intermediate School in Merton, WI. Julie Reuter (@jgbluedevil) put together a GREAT site on how to use Web 2.o tools and Chromebooks in her blended classroom. She talked extensively on how they came to replace their… Read more »