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I am a 4/5 combination teacher at Susan LaVorgna Elementary. I have dedicated my 11 year career for Temecula Valley Unified School District to infuse technology anywhere I can. I enjoy training students and staff in using GSUITE tools and other Web 2.0. In addition, I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer & Innovator (#COL16), Educator Levels 1 & 2, and an Apple Teacher. I have and continue to provide district training to teachers of all grade levels and to administration as well. I am proud to be co-founder of the TechFairies with MO (Michele Osinski).
Microblogs about the Bakersfield EdTechTeam Summit

Microblogs about the Bakersfield EdTechTeam Summit

I have really enjoyed using PicCollage‘s new app called Pic Kids to document and blog about what I have been learning and doing this summer. I am very thankful that Ann Kozma got me hooked on this! Microblogging has truly been a great way to share my adventures without having to use my computer or trying to set time aside to write a full blog post…like I am doing right now LOL!  It is so simple and easy to use. I love…

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Microblogs of CA Geo Teachers Institute #CAGTI17

Microblogs of CA Geo Teachers Institute #CAGTI17

Microblog is different from a traditional blog because it will have content that is short usually with more pictures and will be posted more frequently. At ISTE17, I was overwhelmed by the experience. I took notes, pictures, videos …but now to write a blog about my days at ISTE.  Well, that is a lot of information to discuss but I did a post about my takeaways from it. However, during my time at ISTE, I loved Ann Kozma’s idea of microblogging using PicCollage….

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TechFairies at ISTE

TechFairies at ISTE

  I’m writing during our flight to San Antonio and I’m a full of anticipation for this is our first time attending ISTE! We are so excited, especially to be in San Antonio as well (that’s on MO’s bucket list). So far we have met one new friend in the flight and she is a first-timer as well! Not only are we excited about the learning that will take place, but for the additions to our PLN that we will…

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Different ways to use Padlet in the classroom.

Different ways to use Padlet in the classroom.

Padlet is a virtual bulletin board that shows responses/resources to be posted in real time.   I am fond of and am a big advocate of all of the GSuite tools. However, my favorite tool is Padlet! Padlet is the hub, the home page, the museum of digital artifacts posted from many artists. I 💗 Padlet! New Features Did you know that Padlet added some new features this past May? Before the update, you could choose to display your responses…

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K-2 Really Can Too!

K-2 Really Can Too!

As a teacher, trainer, and presenter, I embrace what our primary teachers do for their young students. I know sometimes I think: what could those younger students do? How could they create and demonstrate their learning? How can I help to support those teachers? When I found out about #K2CanToo conference, I noticed that we, TechFairies, had missed the deadline to submit our sessions. Yet, this opportunity would not go unnoticed. So I printed the event flyer and distributed to…

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This way to the NEW TechFairies site!

This way to the NEW TechFairies site!

Welcome to our new site! I blame Meagan Kelly! Her site, I-Heart-EDU, is sharp, clean, and easy to use. I reached out to her and informed her that I wanted to have all our resources, presentations, and blog posts to be featured on ONE site. I have always been a fan of free, but MO and I (at least, I think MO wants that…I’ll find out when she wakes up) want a more professional looking site for all our edtech adventures!…

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Go GEO!

Go GEO!

So this is pretty exciting! I was “courted” (they contacted little ol’ ME!) by the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) to write an article for their online journal. It’s now been published and sent out to its members via email, but I received *my* final copy to share, so here it is! (Click on the image to get the full article.) Thank you to the ACEL for this opportunity and I look forward to working with the wonderful Annie…

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Going for blackout!

Going for blackout!

We have been on this edtech journey since 2015 and are so blessed to have made great friendships and strong PLNs. This passion has lead us on great adventures! We had to make an When we think of our adventures, the amazing EdTechTeam comes to mind. As a group, they are so humble and sincere. These individuals truly care about your growth as a professional and as a person. We know that we would not have found our way without…

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Blogging with Mari

Blogging with Mari

  So, I’m in Tennessee at another EdTechTeam GAFE Summit. Ro is being held captive by 5th graders on a tour of Washington, DC and Virginia, so the Ro & Mo show is on hiatus. Although Ro has done two summits without me, this is my first without her & it feels AWK-WARD. Good thing that Kate & Mari & Jesse & Dee were here to introduce me to Crafty, Janet & Jess). The opportunity to out and play with…

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Google Forms in the classroom

Google Forms in the classroom

Use Google Forms for group discussions in the classroom! Read MO’s blog post about Google forms and groups discussion featured on the EdTechTeam’s blog page! Google forms will collect, organize, and analyze any information.