Tuesday, July 18, 2017

TECH TOOLS: 4 GUILTY-PLEASURE PODCASTS FOR TEACHERS


I’ve always been an IPhone fan but I’m not always a fan of the stock apps that come with it. {Raise your hand if you use the ‘Stocks’ app on a daily basis?!}

One stock app that I DO take advantage of is the purple Podcasts app.

Here is my go-to list of podcasts that I enjoy. Perfect for long car rides, communing to work or your cardio workouts.

{You can most likely find these podcasts for Android too. I’m just not familiar with their podcast system.}

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

TECH BASICS: 6 ESSENTIALS FOR SURVIVING A TECH CONFERENCE


Over the past few years, I’ve had the privilege to attend MANY conferences and professional development courses. In fact in highschool, I was on the yearbook committee and attend two conferences my senior year!
While I know attending conferences can be few and far between #heftypricetag, when YOU DO get the opportunity to go to a conference, you need to be prepared to get the most out of it.
With my experiences, I curated an essentials list when surviving a conference. Specifically a tech conference.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

TECH BASICS: 5 CREATIVE IDEAS TO GO PAPERLESS IN THE CLASSROOM

I know that you’re always looking for ways to save time and streamline the time it take to prep materials for your class. I’m sure you loathe spending at least one of your plan times during the week making copies.
Fun fact: At my old school, we had an allotment of copies we could make. If we went over our limit, that amount got taken out of our paycheck!
Needless to say, I’ve developed some creative ways to save paper in the classroom which in turn, can help you become paperless.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

TECH BASICS: 4 AUTHENTIC WAYS TO PREPARE FOR COMPUTER STATE-TESTING


“I look forward to state testing every year!” said no teacher ever.
Well girl, as much as we may hate it, it’s a current reality of our teacher lives in the public school setting. Of course, you probably aren’t a huge proponent of teaching to the test.
With that in mind, I have some clever ways to help you prepare for computer state testing all year round. All of our testing in my district is digital, so I knew I had to be creative to prepare my students digitally as well.