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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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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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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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Alarm, Inform and Inspire: Using @WeVideo to Create PSAs about the @UN #GlobalGoals for Sustainable Development @GlobalGoalsUN with @BullisHGS

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Written with my colleague, Dr. Sara Romeyn , our Director of Humanities and Global Studies. Students in Dr. Romeyn’s trimester elective, Contemporary Global Issues, were recently tasked with the job of investigating one of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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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#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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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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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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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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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.

Inspiration: Ideas for Using @SutoriApp #edtech #reflection

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Sutori is a great tool to help students document their work throughout a project, to create a final presentation, or to create a timeline of events. Sutori will help students tell their story and process in a visually appealing format.

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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.

EdTech 130

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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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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Creating Infographics & Visually Impactful Presentations: Getting Started with @Canva #edtech

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Infographics are a great way for students to visually represent information they are learning about. There are a variety of infographic tools out there, including Canva , Piktochart , Infogram , and Easelly. In this post, I wanted to focus on Canva.

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#EdSurgeFusion Day 3 – The Path Forward to #PersonalizedLearning @EdSurge

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The final day of the EdSurge Fusion conference concluded with: Ask: what can we learn from what others have done? Let’s be humble abt what’s been done before, ie: Maria Montessori @JIMSEDU #EdSurgeFusion. Stacey Roshan (@buddyxo) November 3, 2017.

#EdSurgeFusion Day 2 – AI, AR,VR: Creative Future or Chaos & Implementing #PersonalizedLearning @Edsurge

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Day 2 of the EdSurge Fusion conference started with: #VR is allowing us to democratize experiential learning ~ @benedictions #EdSurgeFusion #GoogleExpeditions. Stacey Roshan (@buddyxo) November 2, 2017.

EdTech 130

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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Flipgrid: Ideas for Using Newly Released @Flipgrid Features #edtech

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Flipgrid is a wonderful way to spark video discussion in your classroom. One of the best things about Flipgrid is how simple it is to use.

EdTech 141

How I’m Using @Boomerang to Optimize my Email Workflow #Productivity #InboxZero

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It must have been early 2013 when I was introduced to Mailbox. Those of you who were fellow fans of the app know that it was discontinued in 2016 to the heartbreak of many. Why was Mailbox so revolutionary for me?

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Email Challenge Half-Way Mark: Taking Control of my Inbox #Productivity

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I have hit the half-way mark in my email challenge. I will start by saying that one of the strongest takeaways from this experience has been the importance of setting a daily intention. I am no yogi, but I do incorporate yoga into my regular routine.

Email Challenge Day 1 – Taking Control of my Inbox #Productivity @boomerang @jkglei #InboxZero

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As I wrapped up Day 1 of my Email Challenge last night, I took a moment to jot down some thoughts… I realized just how much my email drives what I choose to do next on a daily basis. Even though I make a to-do list at the end of each day to guide what I will do the next day, I rarely get to looking at it until after school. I spend so much of my day in reactive mode – jumping around from place to place and activity to activity – driven by what my inbox tells me to do.

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How to Get Your To-Do List Done by Maximizing Your Efficiency #Productivity

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You may have noticed that #Productivity has been a recurrent theme in my blogging this year. As I’ve read more on the topic of routines, getting things done, and how to live a more productive life, I’ve realized that it’s important for me to continue to invest my time in this topic – not only for my own personal well-being, but I also am finding tremendous overlap in strategies that will help students optimize their learning.

Email Challenge – Taking Control of my Inbox #Productivity #InboxZero @boomerang

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For the past year, I have been doing research with some of my colleagues on productivity strategies. A group of us formed a PLC, and we are continuing our work this year.

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October Reads: @CallingIshmael Project with @BullisSchool Students & Staff #edchat #edtech @flipgrid

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It’s October, so time to switch up the stories in our Call Me Ishmael payphone! This month, we again featured stories shared by students in Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School as well as an administrator, a teacher, and a staff member.

EdTech 130

The Must-Have Tools in My #FlippedClassroom – Featured Article in @EdSurge (@PearDeck @EDpuzzle) #edtech

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It was an honor to have a chance to write an article for EdSurge about The Must-Have Tools in my Flipped Classroom. This article is not about the screencasting tools I use to create my flipped classroom videos.

Google Slides Updates @google @GoogleForEdu #GSuiteEDU #edtech

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Google Slides has recently come out with some exciting updates. You may have already read about my excitement about the Pear Deck Add-on ! I wanted to share a couple other great updates in this post: 1. Add-ons for Google Slides. Add-ons are now available in Google Slides.

EdTech 130

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.

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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Documenting Growth & Connecting Knowledge in #APCalculus Using @SutoriApp + @Flipgrid + @SocraticOrg #edtech

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In my AP Calculus course, I wanted students to look back on past work and connect it to new knowledge. Reflection is key to learning, and I wanted to create a project to help students strengthen their understanding of the relationships between “old” and “new” material. I wanted students to go back to material we had done in early chapters and reflect on how their understanding of these problems has evolved and grown.

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@CallingIshmael Project Update @BullisSchool – Sharing Books We Love To Build Community & Empathy

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You may remember my excitement about the Call Me Ismael Project that we began last year at my school – to help our school community share and discover great books.

Human Geography Cornerstone Assessment @BullisSchool: Megacity Project Using @Weebly, @SutoriApp, @GoogleMaps #edtech

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If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ve heard me talk about the Megacity Project that all 9th grade students complete in their Human Geography course. This final cornerstone assessment engages students in an extended study analyzing how megacities are transforming the world. It’s hard to believe that this is our fourth year assigning this project!

Moving Beyond Numbers & Symbols – Shifting the Math Mindset Using @Flipgrid & #VisualMath @LetsVedChat #Vedchat

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This week, I had the chance to guest host #Vedchat.

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Sharing Our Love of Books Using An Old-School Payphone @CallingIshmael #edchat

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When I first saw the Call Me Ishmael Kickstarter project , I was immediately hooked! What a fantastic idea – a phone that helps you discover great books. I talked to my school and the admin was very supportive of the idea. So, we purchased a phone for this school year :).