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Bye Bye Edublogs

December 3, 2013 · 1 Comment · Ed Tech

Yes Tech! has been  hosted on Edublogs for the past seven years. My district has moved to Google Apps for Education and therefore it now makes sense for me to use one of the Google tools as my blogging platform. I believe that using Blogger will help me to better support teachers who also wish […]

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Lucidchart, a cool online diagramming tool

September 8, 2013 · No Comments · Ed Tech

I stopped by the Google booth when I was at the ISTE Conference in San Antonio in June.  I saw a demo of Lucidchart and put it on my long list of “tools to explore” list.  It looked to me like a nice alternative to Inspiration, and it is integrated with Google Apps.  Since it […]

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GAFE Summer Online Course

September 8, 2013 · No Comments · Ed Tech

I decided to try something new over the summer. I created an online course using Moodle as the course management system. The topic was Google Apps for Education.  Teachers could participate in their own space, at their own pace over the course of the summer. I estimated the time to complete the course would be […]

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Spice it Up! Conference

September 8, 2013 · No Comments · Ed Tech

This article was published in one of our local newspapers, The Spinal Column, and was written by ANNE SEEBALDT. The annual Spice IT UP! Walled Lake Consolidated School District staff technology conference, which took place at Sarah Banks Middle School on Thursday, August 22, was a resounding success. “It was a pretty fantastic event,” said Executive […]

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Digital Citizenship Prezi

May 10, 2013 · 1 Comment · Classroom Examples, Ed Tech, Internet Safety

 Mr. Reed’s 5th grade classroom at Walled Lake Elementary School recently had a “BYOD Day” (Bring Your Own Device).  As part of their learning for the day, the class had a lively discussion about digital citizenship, which resulted in the creation of a class Prezi presentation.  See it here, and be sure to watch the final […]

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First and Third Graders Share Poetry in Radio Show

May 9, 2013 · No Comments · Classroom Examples, Ed Tech

The 3rd grade students of Mrs. Bond at Glengary Elementary teamed up with first grade students of Mrs. Brossard at Commerce Elementary to share poetry in a radio show this afternoon.  Both schools are part of the Walled Lake Consolidated School District in SE Michigan. The students celebrated the writing of original poetry with oral […]

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Is there a difference between integrating technology and using technology?

May 1, 2013 · 1 Comment · Ed Tech

I just read an interesting article from edudemic.com titled “12 Ways to Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology in Education.”  This is something that I try to explain on a fairly regular basis. Usually asking a question that makes people think about the benefits of using technology is helpful, such as “Is it more effective for […]

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Doctopus!

March 8, 2013 · 1 Comment · Ed Tech, Google

I just learned of a Google Apps script called Doctopus that makes it easy for teachers to manage and share documents with students or groups. After sharing a document with students, the teacher can keep track of when students last edited the document at a glance. The teacher can also “lock” all the student documents with […]

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Using Twitter to Create a PLN

November 18, 2012 · No Comments · Ed Tech, MACUL

The MACUL Journal is published quarterly and mailed to MACUL members, who attended the most recent MACUL Annual Conference, MACUL Friends, MACUL sponsors, ISD/RESA/REMC organizations, and every school district Superintendent throughout Michigan. The Winter 2013 Journal was just distributed and articles relate to social networking in learning.  One of the articles, “Let’s Travel with Twitter,” […]

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Walled Lake Spice it Up! Technology Conference

August 26, 2012 · No Comments · Conferences, Ed Tech, PD Event, Spice it Up

      Walled Lake Consolidated Schools hosted its 8th annual Spice it Up! Technology Conference on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Sarah Banks Middle School.  It was the best yet! 325-350 teachers and administrators attended this voluntary professional development event to help them learn new ways to incorporate technology into their instructional practices.  I […]

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