8 Great Ways to Use Google for Education

Tweet In this computerized era, Google is the most commonly used tool in everyday life; from starting a day with Google News to saying good night to a friend using Hangouts, many things can be done with Google. It is basically a search engine enabling everyone to connect with the world in various ways. Along […]

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Technology Every Day

Tweet Today, I am happy to bring you Cathy Brophy: a great friend, former colleague and important member of my PLN.  Her approach to being Tech Integrator is that of service to the teachers and in turn to the students.  She wants teachers to find a comfort with technology so that they use it as […]

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Social Media and the Classroom

Tweet What a hot topic this is! Do you friend students on Facebook? Do you follow them on Twitter? Do you use social media to communicate with students and families? Do you even want to go there?  Some teachers do not and others say that friending students online is a natural extension of their job […]

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Tech as a Tool for Teacher Collaboration

Tweet Part of teaching is sharing your knowledge and experiences. We can’t forget that. You may have heard people say, “Teachers should not teach in isolation.” (This couldn’t be farther from the truth for me as I teach in a modified open concept school. I am the opposite of isolation!) Opening your doors to your […]

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Technology in the Classroom – A New Series is Beginning!

Tweet This month, our focus at The Inspired Classroom will be on technology in the classroom.  Technology is a vital part of our world.  We use it in our homes, in the work place and in our schools.  But in order for us to use technology properly, we need to understand it and the opportunities […]

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Summer Learning, Something’s Begun

Tweet In February, upon returning from Educon I blogged about the importance of building relationships in education-and in life. This is true in the classroom, in your school, your district, your community, your family-wherever you are in life. Maybe that is why social networking apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Ning, and a host of others have reached a […]

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Working with Audacity

Tweet Recently, I taught two workshops using the open source audio editing software, Audacity through the Somersworth, NH School District. @brophycat (AKA Cathy Brophy, a good friend and colleague) invited me to share my knowledge of the software with preK-12 teachers and make it practical for their teaching. I was excited to do so! The […]

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The Best of Both Worlds: Part Three

Tweet A few days after FCAT, my principal sent around an email advertising the 2010 Lee County Student Film Festival.  I asked my class if they would be interested in making a movie.  They were astoundingly enthusiastic about it.  They decided they wanted to make an animation, a stop motion animation like we made together […]

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The Best of Both Worlds: Part Two

Tweet Glasser-Sterling has a much wider scope then I have described it, so when I say I used as much as I could…it amounted to not much, considering the scope of it as a whole.  So, I changed my classroom rules.  Instead of follow directions, stay on task, and show respect, they became: be prompt, […]

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