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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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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 ūüíó 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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Circling Around Again

Circling Around Again

Ro & I have had a few ‚Äúback where we started‚ÄĚ moments in our 2.5-year-long EdTech adventures. Our first was being presenters at the EdTechTeam Summit in Las Vegas January of 2016. A year before, we‚Äôd driven the 5 hours to Sin City, not knowing how incredibly excited we would be by the end of the weekend and how it would change our lives – for the better. Having the opportunity – and confidence in our skills – to present…

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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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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.

Featured Teacher

Featured Teacher

Featured Teacher: Andrea Johnson I decided to shine a spotlight on Andrea as our Featured Teacher this month because she has been so inspired by attending her FIRST¬†EdTechTeam Summitand¬†#gafe4littles conference. In addition, Andrea has sought out ways to make sure that her kindergarten students are exposed to all things #edtech! Lastly, Andrea and I have worked together for about 8 years before I moved to another school site. I love her willingness to try something new and her resilience. ¬†Here…

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NEW Google Sites!

NEW Google Sites!

NEW GOOGLE SITES I have been using classic Google sites for a long time. I had finally come to terms that I had a love/hate relationship with classic sites. I used in constantly in my classroom, for professional development, and to teach myself new tricks. ¬†However deep inside, I was sad. I was sad because when I would show someone how to use it…I felt that I was convincing myself to continue to use it more than I was convincing…

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Ramblings of a Sleep-Deprived Old Woman

Ramblings of a Sleep-Deprived Old Woman

It’s Tuesday. I think. Ro is off on an east-coast adventure with a small group of 5th graders, and I’m still recovering. She’s amazing. But so was I 17 years ago. ¬†ūüėČ ¬†Someone has to stay behind and keep this machine running! I did spend much of yesterday attempting my Level 2 Google Educator Certification. I ran out of time *sniff* *sniff*, but now that I know what to expect, I’ll knock its socks off in two weeks (when I’m…

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3 Reasons to Return: Confessions of a #gafesummit Summit Junkie

3 Reasons to Return: Confessions of a #gafesummit Summit Junkie

Read MO’s blog post featured on the EdTechTeam Website! 3 Reasons to Return: Confessions of a GAFE Summit Junkie The most interesting thing about being a life-long learner, to me, is that even after 30 years of teaching, I am never satiated. I am never stagnant. I MUST know more, and often to the detriment of my need for sleep, I feel like I must know everything. Before he passed, my father asked me “How do you know all of…

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Learning does not stop!

Learning does not stop!

It is always so sad when a GAFE summit is over! It is like a roller coaster ride of Google-ly Goodness. ¬†You are nervous yet excited and a bit worried. ¬†Once you start the ride, you feel the butterflies and maybe your “breakfast” rising up! LOL ¬†However once you are locked into the seat there is no turning back! There are moments that are exhilarating and others that are overwhelming! You scream from excitement and terror. Once the ride is…

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