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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

Reflections to Process Feedback & to Learn From Fails @Flipgrid #edtech #edtechchat #reflection

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I was recently talking to some teachers on the topic of ensuring that students read the feedback they received on work they are handed back. And that conversation is the basis for this blog post…. In the past couple years, as I have thought about the power of reflection in my teaching, I asked myself how I could incorporate similar exercises into my classroom.

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

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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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