Category Archives: Links to Resources

From Outlook to Gmail in Ten Minutes

As the districts we serve move from Outlook to Gmail, we spend plenty of time in face-to-face workshops.  Time is a challenge for some, but that never slows down the migration schedule from one system to another.  Fortunately, nearly everyone has used email … Continue reading

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Google’s Cultural Institute Collection: A Powerful Resource Worth Exploring

Google’s Cultural Institute Collection is a powerful resource and features a wealth of virtual museum tours, photos, and more.   The Art Project is a great place to start.  You’ll want to choose the “Museum View Only” filter to explore the extensive … Continue reading

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A (very) Short List of Resources for Teachers

As summer quickly approaches, many of the teachers I work with will be exploring ways in which they can use Google Apps for Education to transform the work that is taking place in their schools. With Google Classroom debuting in … Continue reading

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Learn America Launches Free Web Math Based Resources!

For the past year and  a half, I have served as Chief Learning Officer for Learn America, a comprehensive mathematics LMS available at no cost to schools.  I’ve been fortunate to be a part of shaping this anytime/anywhere differentiated learning … Continue reading

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Should Our Students Consume Textbooks or Create Them?

As our technology committee explores eTextbooks as a replacement/supplement to traditional textbooks, we will examine a variety of options and the corresponding pros and cons.  Our goal is to increase student engagement and learning, and perhaps the most valuable textbooks for … Continue reading

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Summertime is Perfect for Becoming Familiar with Google+

The power of the Internet to connect people is one its greatest advantages.  Many professionals create Personal Learning Communities (PLNs) in which they interact with others in their field or areas of interest, and Google+ is a powerful tool for … Continue reading

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A Bit About Netbooks for Teachers (including FAQs)

In late December, many secondary teachers received netbook computers to replace classroom desktops.  This idea was supported by principals, the technology committee, and teachers who were consulted prior to its implementation.  Some teacher users are not as satisfied as we … Continue reading

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Google Apps and New Computers: Now What?

As the district continues the roll-out of new digital resources for students and staff, we are also developing related professional development workshops being to address the emerging needs of our teachers and staff at all levels of experience.  In short, … Continue reading

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