Posts Tagged: technology

Podcast for 1 Year(s) Teaching

Hi there! Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to chat with Justin from the 1st Year(s) Teaching podcast. I had heard about the podcast because of his interview with NPR Ed writer Anya Kamenetz. We discussed common misconceptions, philosophies about teaching, and technology tools to support all learners. Listen here!

Guest Blog: 5 Google Tools to Support All Levels of Reading

In order to reach different types of readers, I’ve submitted some guest blogs to other sites. More means more feedback, and more information dissemination about tools and best practices I’m passionate about. I am honored to be featured on the Emerging EdTech blog (by Kelly Walsh). Read my guest blog: 5 Google Tools to Support All… Read more »

4 Chrome Extensions to Increase Productivity

I use Google Chrome extensions for a variety of reasons, but some of them simply help me work more efficiently. Below, I list 4 Chrome Extensions to Increase Productivity   Google Docs Quick Create helps you do exactly that: simply click on the extension and select the type of Google Drive Application you would like to create:… Read more »

#LDAOrlando – Wednesday Roundup

Wow! Tuesday felt long & education-filled (#LDAOrlando – Tuesday Roundup), but I was only there for a part of the day. Today felt exponentially longer, but I also feel like I learned even more. I’m grateful to all the speakers for their humor, their energy, and for the occasional prize :º) Once again, I couldn’t be… Read more »

YouTube Videos for Narrative Development

I’ve been working with younger kiddoes a lot lately, and since I’ve also been researching the strong connection between language and literacy (more on that later), it’s inspired me to write a post with a list of some of my favorite online videos. Most of them are silent (I like wordless picture books, too!), therefore it… Read more »

Google Level 1 Certification

Yay! This morning I passed the Google Level 1 Certification! I had obtained my Google Educator certification about 2 years back, and it was valid through November (despite the new criteria coming out), so I finally decided to renew to the new Certifications. Bearing in mind the NDA, I will simply say that it consisted of… Read more »

Close Viewing Strategies

Below is an infographic I made on @Venngage, which highlights how to learn from and watch videos as you would any other text. It is heavily influenced by Close Reading research (and sources are cited at the bottom). Soon to come: videos with examples of close viewing strategies applied to them. In the meantime: what are… Read more »

8 Reasons I Wish I Were a Student Today

 Click here to Tweet this article I’ve been playing around with Infographics a lot these days. I’ve primarily been using Venngage (@Venngage) since I like their variety of templates, and they’re fairly easy to use (for middle school and up, although I haven’t used it with students yet). If you’re interested in reading more about… Read more »