Make Your Own Chrome Extension for Teachers and Students

Thanks to Curt Schleibaum ( ( for showing me this initially at the Google Innovator Academy this last summer in Boulder.  I have tried creating my own Chrome Extension before but didn’t get… Continue reading

Hosting Your Own District Twitter Chat

One of the things I am happiest with that we tried last year, was the start of our own district Twitter chat.  We have been sharing Twitter as a powerful professional learning tool… Continue reading

Embrace the Teachable Moment

On the 15th anniversary of 9/11, it is still very easy for me to remember where I was and what I was doing on that day.  I remember waking up to the sounds… Continue reading

Tech 2 Minute Warning # 1 – Engaging the Shy Learner

In an effort to keep growing and to try new things, I have decided to try creating quick 2 minute video blog posts about various topics related to educational technology and learning.  I… Continue reading

Google Classroom Parent/Guardian Weekly Summaries

Earlier this month, Google released a great update to Classroom to help keep Parents/Guardians informed of class assignments and announcements for their students in Classroom. Teachers can enter the Parents/Guardians email address in… Continue reading

Google Classroom and Forms Fall Updates 2016

Google released some great updates this week to get ready for the new school year.  You can easily annotate assignments in the mobile Classroom app, add parent/guardian emails to send weekly reports from… Continue reading

New Google Sites

Another new update to Google Apps this summer was the introduction of the new Google Sites.  The new Sites will be the standard Sites sometime in the next year or so but you… Continue reading

Google Forms Quizzes

Over the summer Google added a Quiz option to Google Forms, similar to what was available before using Flubaroo.  This new feature allows you to easily mark questions correct or wrong when using… Continue reading

Swivl Expand Case – Great Addition for iPad Recording

Recently I was given the chance to test out the Expand Case by Swivl for free.  I have been a big proponent of the Swivl robot for a while now and was very… Continue reading

My ISTE 2016 Takeaways

ISTE 2016 was held in Denver last week and this was my third time attending ISTE, first time presenting there.  As usual there was a ton of sessions and my favorites this year… Continue reading