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Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

    Hey folks,  I have a handful of new webinars coming up at SimpleK12!  On March 19 I am doing two science based webinars – one for K-2 and one for 3-6.  On March 11 I’ll be presenting two for math, again, one will be K-2 and the other 3-6.  You can view my upcoming webinars and register here.  Hope you can join...

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Twitter – More Than Just Celebrity Gossip & What Your Friends Ate For Lunch!

Twitter – More Than Just Celebrity Gossip & What Your Friends Ate For Lunch!

I often feel that Twitter is the most underused and under-appreciated tool in education these days.  Twitter has broadened my horizons as an educator, connected me with other educators around the world, and become my go-to resource when I’m looking for ideas or solutions to problems.  I don’t know how I taught without it before! I used to be very ambivalent towards Twitter.  I just couldn’t see the appeal in sending and...

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Dropbox

Dropbox

  Dropbox has become a lifesaver for me.  I am constantly switching between multiple computer (both PC and Mac) and multiple devices (iPads, iPhone, etc), and keeping track of important files no matter where I am was becoming a hassle.  Enter Dropbox.  This free and easy app lets you upload files to the cloud and access them on multiple devices no matter where you are.  You can create a Dropbox folder directly on any computers you...

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Symbaloo – Organize Your Links Visually

Symbaloo – Organize Your Links Visually

I came across the Symbaloo website last year, poked around, and though it was interesting enough to play with but I wasn’t sure how I wanted to use it.  This year, I went back to it and started using it a lot more heavily – and now I’m addicted!  Symbaloo is a pretty simple concept.  At the heart of it, it’s a simple online bookmarking site that lets you save and access your bookmarks from anywhere.  There are a lot...

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Digital Lesson Plans with Google Calendar

Want an easy way to create and share digital lesson plans? This video walks you through the steps of creating and sharing lesson plans with Google...

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EdCamp Updates

EdCamp Updates

In my previous post, I raved about the wonders of EdCamp, the FREE unconference run by teachers, for teachers. My enthusiasm for the concept has not waned over the summer. In fact, I keep refreshing the main Edcamp page almost daily to see if there are any new events posted within a reasonable distance. It seems like the EdCamp model is really taking off, and they are being planned across the country! There are also more specialized...

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