Google docs and the iPad are not always on speaking terms. This has caused me no small amount of frustration because the two are both very powerful tools for learning. If only they got along better. Recently a co-worker (Thank you very much Brian Harlan!) showed me Paperport Notes. While there are many note taking … Continue reading Making iPad & Google Docs work with Paperport Notes
When I first became active on Twitter I would have put the odds that I would ever Blog solidly at Zero. I had no desire to put work out there for criticism, nor did I feel that it was my place to share what I was doing in the classroom as if it was a … Continue reading A Call for More Blogging
Since I have been a part of #sschat I am frequently asked “What is it that you do?” or “How does this group work?” I love the opportunity to answer these questions because I am so proud of our little “can do” group. The short version of my answer is "We help teachers to get … Continue reading What is #sschat? I’m glad you asked.
Anyone who is involved in education know that there is an increasing emphasis on accountability and data. More and more evaluation documents require both teachers and schools to show definitively and tangibly that the students have met learning goals.Yet for the classroom teacher this isn’t anything new. What teacher isn’t taking steps to find and … Continue reading Using Real Time Data to Improve Student Learning
When I think back to how I used to use worksheets and textbooks in class I am a little embarrassed. I hand them the book, they move info from the book to a sheet, then I collect the sheet. Awesome, now we are all smarter and I have a pile of grading to do. How … Continue reading Fact Checking our Textbook- Source Analysis and Critical Thinking