Top 10 Ways to Tech Like a Pirate

Starting in January, I’m kicking of “Tech Like a Pirate” where you I talk about several ways you integrate technology into your classroom while you Teach Like a Pirate. To get things kicked off, I have made a Top 10 list or in a way kind of a top 40 list to show you what Apps work the best with all the Pirate Hooks. So, let the fun begin. 1. You. Yes, you. Who knows what tech to use in their classroom the best but you the teacher. What programs do you use every day? Do you have a digital … Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Tech Like a Pirate

Teaching with Peanuts

No, not Charlie Brown and the Gang but you can. I’m talking about every day run of the mill peanuts. Of course if you stop by the Fisher’s factory a half an hour from me those are fantastic! However, I’m talking about peanuts today, now man are thinking: “Oh great, going to talk about nut allergies.” Well, I will but I’m here to instruct and teach and use a little Pure Genius and TLAP here and yes, maybe a Little What’s Under your Cape? What can you teach with peanuts that I was snacking on while we celebrated an uncle’s … Continue reading Teaching with Peanuts

Tally UP!

Hey Tally, Tally, Tally! While it might be October we all know it will soon be voting time come November and thanks to that, I became inspired thanks to the newest book in my collection, Pure Genius by Don Wettrick. I just got a few pages into the book and I was hit by a wave of inspiration, so I jotted down some ideas that went well thinking about Tallies. So, all you Pirates, Mobile Tech and Wearable Tech Educators and Students get ready, here we go: 1. For Early elementary teach students how tallying works, the basic drawing of … Continue reading Tally UP!

Super App Smash App Dice

Love App Dice but want to take them a little further. Love App Smashing and always know a winning combination. Now, you can really put your App Smashing and App Dice throwing skills to the next level with Super App Smash App Dice. Each side has three or more Apps that you use on a regular basis but then you roll again and have to smash those Apps with the next side. This is for advance App Smashers or those ready to see what they can really do with their devices. Give it a try, and Super App Smash! Continue reading Super App Smash App Dice

A Modern Pirate Tale of The Odyssey by Homer

A few days ago, I was talking about my former comic book collection with a friend of mine. They were telling  me to rebuild it, I should just go digital for a while since it would be well within my budget (and easier to store) than my paper books. I said I was looking into it for the end of the year. We also talked about one series that we enjoyed but had jumped on and off over the years. I told him that Wonder Woman was a favorite of mine since it dealt with modern spins on Greek Mythology … Continue reading A Modern Pirate Tale of The Odyssey by Homer

Teach like a Pirate App Dice set

  First set of Teach like a Pirate App Dice. These App and Tech Dice are designed to work with the creation and uses of Teach like a Pirate. There will be more sets to come. Enjoy.   Continue reading Teach like a Pirate App Dice set

Ok Glass, let’s help a person out in the Classroom

   This past Friday a group of powerful storms flew through the Midwest, while areas where I live were only hit with some rain. Areas east of us were hit with winds that were hurricane strong. These storms took down trees, damaged shops and houses and caused messes all the way to Indiana. On Sunday, after church, my wife and son went to a friend of the family’s childhood farm. This farm laid on the far side of the Elgin, IL in a group of trees. We arrived and saw many, many trees down and other debris but fortunately, no … Continue reading Ok Glass, let’s help a person out in the Classroom

My Top 10 Ways to Use Stick Around

    Hello Everyone,    Sorry about the delays getting around to my Top 10 Ways of using Stick Around in the Classroom. Teacher Work Week you know. So, here is my Top 10 in no particular order.   1. Scavenger Hunt  One of my favorite activities to do with Stick Around. You can set up Scavenger Hunts with the Puzzle Creation App by having students assemble pictures or clues on their iPads. Once they have solved the puzzle, they will see clues that lead them to their next adjective. Its a great activity that promotes thinking skills and creation. … Continue reading My Top 10 Ways to Use Stick Around

Makey Makey a Jamstik Concert

  Hello everyone, I was introduced last night to the Jamstik which is a guitar controller designed to interface with the iPad, iPhone, and Mac, giving you the ability to use all of the nuances of guitar playing to control your favorite music creation iOS apps or Mac software. At just over 15″ long, the jamstik is built to fit the form factor of your mobile device to fit your mobile lifestyle – where your iPad goes the jamstik can follow with ease. What a great device and it works perfect with Garageband. Of course, I had to Tech Smash this and … Continue reading Makey Makey a Jamstik Concert