Five for Five Challenge Day 3

Day 3 of my Five for Five Challenge of Making Learning Magical to my students. Today, my classes were booked end with Ditch that Homework by Matt Miller and Alice Keeler and Kids Deserve It by Adam Welcome and Todd Nesloney. Something you think is by the time you get to Day 3 of the Five for Five Challenge you start to get into the groove of things. I learned first hand that is not always the case. Continue reading “Five for Five Challenge Day 3”

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The Office Remodel Part 1

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The other day I said I was going to start remodeling my office to be more inviting to students and staff alike. While I planned on doing this slowly over the next few weeks. As they say, time waits for no man and I ended up getting an earlier start due to an accident occurring during some regular checks, such as my entire shelf collapsing (don’t worry, I’m OK). So, after a few hours of moving, cataloging, archiving and a few other things here is the start to my remodel.

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My Trip to Edcamp Chicago

This past Saturday, I attended EdCamp Chicago in Elmhurst at Churchville Middle School. A school I once played at during my Middle School Basketball days about 24 years ago (I’m old). I had the great pleasure of hanging with my state line Pirate Crew of Michael Matera, Andrea Kornowski, Carrie Baughcum, Josh Gauthier, and Rebecca Gauthier. Edcamps are fantastic to go to. They are a true un-conferience organized by awesome people like: Joy Kirr, Steve Wick, Maria Stavropoulos, Chris Skrzypchak  and  Carrie Baughcum and her daughter, Tricia. The opening to EdCamp Chicago was a Yoga session at the begnning, no … Continue reading My Trip to Edcamp Chicago

Purple Pumpkin Tech Super Smash for October 30th

Greetings everyone, With October 31st just a day away and Epilepsy Awareness Month starting on Saturday, I thought I would create some Tech Super Smashes for your Pumpkins in the classroom before the final one tomorrow. Here is list of how you can Tech Smash your Purple Pumpkin. 1. Create a set of QR Codes for your classroom. These QR Codes can be short cuts to websites about the Purple Pumpkin Project, Epilepsy, Stick Around Puzzles and Voice Notes. Print them out and put them on a pumpkin in your classroom and have students scan them. They then can write … Continue reading Purple Pumpkin Tech Super Smash for October 30th

Appy the App Dice goes Puzzle Making like a Pirate

In his very first episode. Appy the App Dice tells you how to use Google Apps for Education, EdPuzzle, Stick Around, Thinglink, and Up in Pieces to have your students and teachers become Puzzle Creators and how to Teach like a Pirate. Continue reading Appy the App Dice goes Puzzle Making like a Pirate

I’ve been working on the Chromecast all the Live Long Day

Greetings my fellow Chromecast teachers and users. I was reading about the GAFE Summit this weekend and several teachers were wondering how they could use Chromecast in the classroom. The Google Chromecast can do many streaming features from devices to Google Apps but many want to know how to use Chromecast for their classroom along with other Google Apps for Education. Well, everyone is in luck, all this week I’ll tell you how you can use your own Chromecast for Education. For my first lesson/creation I was at the local train museum with my family this weekend and Tyler was … Continue reading I’ve been working on the Chromecast all the Live Long Day