3 Tools for Creating Digital Portfolios – From Avra

This post first appeared on Edutopia. Throwing items away has never been a skill of mine. That feeling of “I might use this someday” only worsened when I became a teacher and then a mother. My “keep or toss” decisions became clouded …

From Consumption to Creation on the iPad

Technology integration can be difficult. Often times when schools go one-to-one with iPads, teachers continue to do what they’ve always done. Digital worksheets, PDFs with annotations, and consumption can quickly become the norm. I remember when I went one-to-one with devices in …

10 Next-Level Classroom Applications for Using Google My Maps

Google My Maps offers teachers and students across disciplines an ability to bring map-making into the classroom. For an in-depth look at how to create a Google My Map, please check out my previous post: Bring Map Making to Any Classroom using Google …

3 Strategies to Organize Google Drive and Meet the Needs of ALL Learners

In the G Suite for EDU environment, Google Drive is a wonderful, unlimited storage place for files of all types.  As educators, we know the importance of working with students to help them understand that organization is a key strategy to success …

Padlet: Collaborative and Multimedia Mind Mapping Tool

Post by EdTechTeacher Instructor – Rosey McQuillan @romcquill Available as a web-based tool or an iPad application, Padlet allows teachers and students to create virtual bulletin boards where collaboration, reflection, publishing and sharing of information can occur. As a synchronous learning environment, …

Creating Custom Extraordinaire’s Cards with Book Creator

For the last few years, I have used the Extraordinaires game in my workshops. Beyond just the fun of playing, the design of the character cards may be what really makes this game unique. Each one presents the character in multiple ways: their daily …

Bring Map Making to Any Classroom Using Google My Maps

As a former history teacher, maps were an essential part of my curriculum. From showing locations of battlefields, to explaining territorial expansion, maps help put historical content into perspective. Many of my classroom activities involved using paper maps as visual references, allowing …

Beyond Google Expeditions: Creating Customized VR Experiences with iPad & Book Creator

Beyond Google Expeditions: Creating Customized VR Experiences with iPad & Book Creator

Moving Beyond Google Expeditions: For classroom teachers interested in integrating virtual reality into their classroom, one outstanding platform for pre-created content is Google Expeditions.  With an extensive library of expeditions, Google Expeditions offers classroom teachers a reliable pre-packaged virtual reality experience designed …

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity – From Michael Cohen

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity – From Michael Cohen

Guest post from Michael Cohen, aka @TheTechRabbi In March, I was fortunate not just to attend, but present at SXSWEdu. I shared the story of my journey from designer to educator, and how my experiences as a designer have influenced my educational …

Three Little Known Features about Google Scholar

Three Little Known Features about Google Scholar

Though most students knows about Google, few realize the power of Google Scholar.  Unlike a regular Google search, Google Scholar limits its results to sources considered to be scholarly: books, journals, abstracts, theses, and even court cases. Also unlike Google, instead of …

3 Strategies for Using G Suite for Education in the K-3 Classroom

3 Strategies for Using G Suite for Education in the K-3 Classroom

G Suite for Education provides opportunities for students of all ages to learn and grow.  When combined with a Chromebook or laptop, the core G Suite programs create a powerful platform for learning.   By designing interactive learning experiences for students in …

Book Creator as an Image or Page Creator

Book Creator as an Image or Page Creator

One of my favorite iPad apps for use in the classroom is Book Creator.  I love the way it allows teachers and students to easily pull from the camera roll and incorporate a wide variety of file types, including images, video, and …