My SMARTBoard is Currently Misused as a Glorifed Whiteboard

*Sigh* I just realized how much I don’t know about using my SMARTBoard.  I essentially use it as the title indicates — a glorified whiteboard.  Oh, it’s great.  I save notes.  I can use them to help students supplement their own notes or download notes if they’re absent.  But I’m certainly not using it to … Continue reading My SMARTBoard is Currently Misused as a Glorifed Whiteboard

Technology Goals

In the spirit of setting goals and writing them down somewhere so I will attend to them, I’m sharing some of the career/technology goals I have. My timeline for completion is a little up in the air as I search for a new position. Become a Google Certified Teacher. Some of my friends have this … Continue reading Technology Goals

Diigo Links (weekly)

Writing with Ethos, Logos and Pathos in 21st Century Authentic Texts | Edutopia Writing with Ethos, Logos and Pathos in 21st Century Authentic Texts http://t.co/FYniX3Yf via @zite #engchat tags: engchat 20 Little-Known Web Resources For Teachers | Edudemic 20 Little-Known Web Resources For Teachers http://t.co/7WdMBYKs #edtech @rkiker tags: edtech Punctuation on the SMARTBoard Saves Grandma … Continue reading Diigo Links (weekly)

Diigo Links (weekly)

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Inspiration – Technology and Autism Inspiration – Technology and Autism http://t.co/NmN2BksR Using Twitter in the Classroom: A Presentation Using Twitter in the Classroom: A Presentation http://t.co/2Al2ijk6 #edtech tags: edtech Admin: Single Click Using Twitter for Professional Development http://t.co/8PRVDUnU Apps in Education: iPad Apps that work with Smartboards iPad Apps that work with … Continue reading Diigo Links (weekly)

Doesn’t Play with Lion

I was recently asked which private schools in the Atlanta area had 1:1 laptop programs, and I honestly had no idea, so I contacted two colleagues, and I discovered that of the schools who have 1:1 programs, most use Macs. I don’t think it’s a secret that I’m a Mac fan. I wanted to upgrade … Continue reading Doesn’t Play with Lion

Ada Lovelace Day

Who is Ada Lovelace? Ada Byron Lovelace was the daughter of the poet, George Gordon, Lord Byron. She was a mathematician and is widely acknowledged to be the world’s first computer programmer. Her notes on her friend Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, which would have been the first computer had it been built, constitute the first … Continue reading Ada Lovelace Day

Diigo Links (weekly)

Tech for Writers: Scrivener 2.1 | StyleMatters Writing Services Style Matters gives the low down on Scrivener, which is an amazing app for writers. tags: scrivener writing writers tools composition Hebrew Typing in Notebook | Teq Blog This Teq Blog post discusses how to use the SMART Notebook keyboard and Product Drivers to type in … Continue reading Diigo Links (weekly)

Diigo Links (weekly)

RevQuest Colonial Williamsburg Summer Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolution Quest: http://t.co/7CfeZMa #gaming #education #edtech tags: gaming education edtech How to create iOS device home screen icons for websites — Apple News, Tips and Reviews Instructions for creating an iOS icon for your website. tags: apple web iOS Free Technology for Teachers: Three Ways to Create Fake Facebook … Continue reading Diigo Links (weekly)

Diigo Links (weekly)

Stu’s Quiz Boxes! Make review games for your interactive white board with Stu’s Quiz Boxes. tags: quiz jeopardy smartboard software education Currency converter | The National Archives Currency converter that figures out what historical prices compare to in today’s terms and how today’s prices compare to historical prices. Great for teaching British literature, such as … Continue reading Diigo Links (weekly)

Teaching Presentation Skills

Please take a minute to respond if you have insight, feedback, or strong feelings about teaching presentations. I could use some help. My ninth graders gave presentations this week. Here are some things I noticed: They talked to the screen (SMARTBoard) instead of to their audience. They appeared to be reading their presentations for the … Continue reading Teaching Presentation Skills