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Spreading Holiday Cheer, #Fliphunt Edition @Flipgrid @canva #edtech

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In the holiday spirit, I wanted to share some templates I created in Canva for a “Spreading Holiday Cheer” inspired Fliphunt. Templates (created in Canva): Please feel free to copy and modify these templates to create a Fliphunt for your class or faculty. Fliphunt Instructions.

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Teaching Study Strategies: Using @PearDeck Flashcard Factory #Neuroteach @gwhitmancttl @TheCTTL

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I’m currently enrolled in Neuroteach Global’s gamified micro-course, The Science of Study. It consists of eight story-based chapters and two real-life missions.

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Increase Student Engagement with @PearDeck, Guest Post on @alicekeeler’s Teacher Tech #edtech

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A huge thank you to Alice Keeler for another opportunity to write a guest post on her very amazing blog – Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

Creative Ways to Use @PearDeck Vocabulary (aka: Flashcard Factory) #edtech

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You probably already know a thing or two about Pear Deck if you read this blog :) But not you may not have tried using Flashcard Factory. The main purpose of Pear Deck Vocabulary is: “Increase retention and engagement with this fun, team-oriented vocabulary game!

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Using @WeVideo + @Flipgrid to Capture the Power of the Spoken Word @BullisSchool

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One of my biggest goals as technology coordinator is to help teachers create assignments and projects to empower all students to find their voice and showcase their unique creativity.

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Tip: Creating Interactive Presentations Using @PearDeck, @WeVideo, and @Flipgrid #edtech

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I know that the end of the trimester is typically a popular time for student presentations. So, I wanted to share a couple of tips that might be helpful in planning projects. The goal of these tips is to encourage all students to actively engage with the presentations.

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Student Presentations: Creating a Screencast with @WeVideo & Uploading Projects to a Class @Flipgrid (including tutorials) #edtech

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Recently, I worked with a teacher who had to be out on a day where students were scheduled to give class presentations. Instead of wasting a day, we decided to have students screencast their presentations and then post their videos to Flipgrid.

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Anatomy & Physiology “Beneath the Surface Musculoskeletal Disorders Project” Using @WeVideo (including student tutorials) #edtech #STEM

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I had a chance to work with our Anatomy & Physiology classes, taught by Dr. Badraslioglu, this past week. We used WeVideo to have students create a “Beneath the Surface: Musculoskeletal Disorders Project” to showcase what they are learning in class.

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Using the @Wacom #BambooSlate to Create a Screencast – Inking On a Worksheet & Editing with @Camtasia #edtech @TechSmith @TechSmithEDU

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I have written in the past about using Wacom’s Bamboo Slate to literally go from notepad to computer & classroom projector, wirelessly: From Notepad to Computer Screen: Projecting Handwritten Work in Real-Time w/out a Tablet PC – Using Wacom’s Bamboo Slate.

Using @Grammarly: Rationale, Roll-Out Plan, and Video Tutorial to Orient Students #edtech

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A couple years back, I kept hearing this question among many of the teachers I work with: how do we encourage proofreading? That led me to thinking: how are we helping students with this task and what technology can we offer to help students be better proofreaders?

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

A #PerfectPear: The All New Pear Deck for @Google Slides @PearDeck @GoogleForEdu #edtech

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Pear Deck has released a super exciting update that I’m so excited to share — integration with Google Slides! All you have to do is install the Pear Deck add-on and then you’ll be able to add in the interactive question types available through Pear Deck right within Google Slides!

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Trimester Project: Documenting Growth & Reflecting on Connections Using @SutoriApp with Embedded @Flipgrid Responses & @Desmos Graphs #edtech #mathchat

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My school has always administered exams in the first and third trimester (meaning that students usually are taking their trimester exam right about now). However, this year, we moved to a one exam model, which will be given at the end of trimester 2. As I thought about what I would do to shift things without an exam, I asked myself what part of the exam period I thought brought the most value to my students’ learning.

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A New @PearDeck Homepage & Tips for Using the @Google Slides Add-On #edtech #GSuiteEDU

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If you’re a fellow Pear Deck user, you’ve probably seen their announcement — Introducing a Fresh New Look for Home !

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Notes from Some Summer Reading 2018 f/ @shawnachor @gretchenrubin @micheleborba @IAmMarkManson @askpang @DanielCoyle @DanielPink @simonsinek

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Summer has flown by faster than seems possible given the number of days and hours we have in a summer.

Project Inspiration: Using @SutoriApp in Math Class – Video Walkthrough

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I wanted to share a video I created where I walk through two assignments that I had my AP Calculus AB students do this past year, both using Sutori.

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Using @SutoriApp for Students to Track Study Progress & Reflections #edtech

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In our final three weeks of AP Prep, I give students a variety of resources to study from. Though I still give some full class assignments during this time, I want to make sure that each student is studying based on their specific needs.

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Embracing Technology — Using #EdTech to Plan Student-Driven Classes and Set the Stage for Progress & Discovery @PearDeck @Flipgrid @Edpuzzle

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I had the opportunity to talk about how I work with the teachers at my school to not simply integrate technology into the classroom, but to help transform the classroom environment to one where students are at the center and actively engaging with and participating in their learning. I wanted to share that article here.

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My Presentation Resources for #FETC 2018 @Buncee @PearDeck @Zoom_us @Flipgrid @Socraticorg #edtech

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I am excited to be at the FETC Conference this week. There are so many awesome friends I’m looking forward to catching up with and the expo hall is always amazing – I know I’ll learn so much from the vendors! While at FETC, I’ll have two sharing opportunities.

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My Top #EdTech Tools for Teaching Online AP Calculus @wacom @PearDeck @SlackHQ @EDpuzzle @OneNoteEDU @SocraticOrg #flipclass

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I am teaching a purely online section of AP Calculus AB this school year! I am excited (and nervous) but mainly pumped for the challenge, learning, and growth that teaching in a purely online environment will bring.

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Studying the Syrian Crisis in Contemporary Global Issues: Using @AdobeSpark to Create Visually Impactful Presentations with @BullisHGS #edtech

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Written with my colleague, Dr. Sara Romeyn , our Director of Humanities and Global Studies. The Class: The trimester elective, “Contemporary Global Issues,” allows students the opportunity to investigate the world and analyze current challenges and problems.

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Using @SutoriApp + @Flipgrid to Document & Reflect on Class Experience (Including Template) #edtech #stuvoice

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If you haven’t used Sutori before, I hope that this post will inspire you to check it out. Sutroi looks like a vertical timeline tool, but I think of it more as a tool to tell a visual story.

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The New @Buncee Creation Experience: Tutorial & Ideas for Back to School #edtech #edtechchat

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Buncee released a brand new experience for users this summer. I have been using Buncee quite a bit at my school for student-created presentations. The two stand-out features that drew me to Buncee initially were: 1. ability to record audio (slide voice-overs) right within the web tool; 2.

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Ideas for Using @Buncee – Interactive Storybooks, Oral Assessments, and Interactive Worksheets #langchat #edtech

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One of my favorite tools to use with teachers this year has been Buncee. It meets so many needs and is an extremely easy tool to use – for students and teachers. To get started, I suggest watching this 3 min video overview of Buncee.

Sharing Some Best Practices for Using @PearDeck #edtech

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I created a series of tips to share with teachers at my school that I wanted to share out here on my blog. These tips are related to using Pear Deck Takeaways and how to review individual student work (this requires that you have a Premium Pear Deck account).

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Get Inspired by @PearDeck’s New Templates to Take Your Lesson Design to the Next Level #edtech #gsuiteedu

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Pear Deck has just rolled out a very exciting update to their Add-on for Google Slides. They have added in pre-designed templates to inspire & made the side-bar navigation even easier to use.

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Getting Started with @Flipgrid – Walkthrough of Setup & New 2017 Features #edtech

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I wanted to share a quick tutorial walking you through the process of signing up with Flipgrid for the first time and also showcasing the new features that the Flipgrid team rolled out this summer!

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Getting Started with Read&Write and #EquatIO — Tutorials and Thoughts @texthelp #edtech

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These past couple months, I have been playing with both Read&Write and EquatIO , by TextHelp , to brainstorm ways we can be using these tools to help all students learn. Currently, we are using Read&Write mainly for students with learning accommodations. But I feel that we are missing out on an opportunity to help all students engage with their reading and writing using the toolbar. And I’ve been blown away by some of the developments to EquatIO in these past couple months!!

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Using @PearDeck w/Embedded @Flipgrid Question to Develop Deeper Connections – Modeling Optimization Problems #edtech #mathchat

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If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll see that I recently tweeted that one of my new goals is to use Pear Deck to create student-paced activities with questions that ramp up in difficulty to help students discover new ideas & promote higher-order thinking skills.

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Students Talk Back – A Pathway to Student Voice & Critical Analysis Using @Flipgrid #edtech #edtechchat

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I wanted to feature a guest blog post written by my colleague, Kerry Hosmer. Kerry team teaches an American Humanities Seminar that combines AP Language and Composition and AP US History in a double-block format. She recently used Flipgrid as a way to mix up literary analysis by empowering students to exercise critical thinking (and concision) as they “talk back” to characters after pivotal plot points in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

A @Buncee Timeline Project in @BullisSchool US History Classes #edtechchat #edtech #edchat

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#EdTech’s 2018 In/Out List f/t in @InnovateMySchl (@PearDeck @Flipgrid @SutoriApp @AdobeSpark @EDpuzzle)

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I am excited to share a post that I had a chance to write as part of Innovate My School ’s Hottest EdTech Trends series! Since I was a teenager, I have always looked forward to the In/Out List published in the Washington Post right before the start of each new year.

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It’s Not Just Teachers: Tech Coaches Must Become Facilitators, Too f/t in @EdSurge

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Using @Grammarly to Improve Writing – Reviewing Grammarly Premium #edtech

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I have been a fan of Grammarly for some time now. I have the Chrome extension and find it very helpful to eliminate errors, particularly before I hit that send button on an email. A couple of weeks ago, though, I decided to sign up for a trial of the premium plan.

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Three Simple #Productivity Tips #edchat #edtech #edtechchat #pomodoro

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At my school, we are spending the month of January talking about Seeking Balance in our Advisory program. I had the chance to share some simple productivity tips with students as one of the activities. I chose to keep things simple with the following — #1: Close Tabs to Avoid Distraction.

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Using @Flipgrid in Online #APCalculus to Allow Students to Verbalize Their Thinking Process #mathchat #flipclass

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One of my biggest goals in teaching my section of Online AP Calculus this year has been finding ways to continue to hear my students “talk.” I want to hear how they are thinking through the process of solving problems.

Creating @Flipgrid Private Channels for Questions & Reflections in Online AP Calculus

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It’s year two of teaching a purely online section of AP Calculus AB for me. Last year, I focused a lot of energy on finding ways for the class to collaboratively work through problems – both orally (using Google Hangouts) and through written chat (using Slack).

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My @Desmos meets @ThingLink_EDU Valentine’s Day Math-o-gram Activity #mathchat #edchat

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If you haven’t seen the Math-o-grams made by Desmos , check them out now! I wanted to find a fun way to incorporate this into one of my classes. I also have been wanting to explore using Thinglink a bit more, so I decided to combine the two efforts in this activity.

Making & Marketing a Bar of Soap – Chemistry Class Infuses #MakerEd, #EdTech, & #DigitalMedia @WeVideo @EDUcre8ive

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Written with my colleague, Dr. Celeste McDaniels , who teaches Chemistry. In our 2017-2018 chemistry class, students took up the challenge of integrating creativity with science and technology by making and marketing unique soap bars, utilizing chemistry and technology skills in our new Discovery Center building.

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Kafka on the Shore, Perfectionism, & My Teaching Philosophy @CallingIshmael @Flipgrid #HarukiMurakami ?@BullisLibrary

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One of my all-time favorite authors is Haruki Murakami. His books have this surrealist tone and a consistent interweaving of the conscious & unconscious.

How @Zaption Transformed my #FlipClass: On Relationships, #Teaching, & #PersonalizedLearning

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As my flipped classroom has evolved, embedding quizzes into my video lessons has been a major component of how I run my class. Zaption was a game changer for me. It has been, hands down, my favorite edtech tool in the past year.

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Learning All About @Buncee. Check Out My New @kytelearning Course #edtech

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I am really excited to share a series of video tutorials that I just put together for Kyte Learning. The series talks about using Buncee in the classroom. Full Kyte Learning Course — Buncee.

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