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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Breaking News Web Tool

Great new free tech tool I discovered today thanks to Jamie Forshey (@edutech20). Breaking news is a great web tool that allows you to create a Breaking News headline where you put in the name of your channel, news ticker, image, date, time and then share it by downloading, tweeting or URL. Many lessons and projects can be made from this. I’m looking forward to using it. Check it out at Classtools.net . Continue reading Breaking News Web Tool

Taking Apps out of the Useless Folder

Greetings everyone and Happy Hump Day. If you are look at the top image and seeing Teacher Andy up there you are probably saying: “Wait what?!” or “Why are you displaying android, IOS and GAFE up there?” Well, its pretty simple, I was working with a few students of mine the other day and we were going over Evernote. For those who don’t know, Evernote is a great productivity App that can be used for note taking, journaling, presenting and voice notes and synchs across all platforms from mobile to desktop. Two of my teachers decided to have students start … Continue reading Taking Apps out of the Useless Folder

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

Star and Teacher Feedback App Dice

   Today I have created Star and Teacher Feedback App Dice. The Teacher Feedback App dice are pretty self explanatory. Roll the App Dice and pick the App that comes up to give Student Feedback on an assignment. Want to make annotations and share you can use Google Drive to Paperport Notes. If you want to do a screencast feedback, use Explain Everything or make corrections with audio notes in Notability. For the Star App Dice, there are so many Apps that have “star” in their name or for their logo. In put several together in this case: Stick Around, … Continue reading Star and Teacher Feedback App Dice

GAFE Dice for iPad Users

  The incredibly talented Kasey Bell from Shake Up Learning created a fantastic Infograph for Google Apps that are designed for the iPad. I of course quickly created a set of new App Dice which I’m naming GAFE Dice (Google Apps for Education) for all iPad and IOS users. Check them out and be sure to check out Kasey’s blog above. Continue reading GAFE Dice for iPad Users

Mix and Match App Dice

   Hello Everyone,    I know school is officially going for everyone and I thought I would kick off the week right with some new type of App Dice Smashes. I was hit with this inspiration with one of my Special Ed teachers and I don’t know why I didn’t think about this earlier. Some of the earliest forms of using dice in the classroom is for language and sentence structure. One of the most classic use of dice is having students roll a six sided di with: What, Where, Why, When, Who and How. This helps students work on … Continue reading Mix and Match App Dice