Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Google Tips from ISTE

This past weekend was the ISTE conference.  For those of you who aren't familiar with ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, is an organization around EdTech.  Each year they have an annual conference and I wish I would have been able to go.  While I am enjoying the beginnings of my summer break I can't totally leave school behind.  Luckily EdTechTeam has recorded some of their sessions.  Two session really stuck out to me.  The first is a short video about all of the variety of research tools that Google offers.  This is a great video to show students when beginning a research project.  The second is a collection of Googlieness (as they call it).

What are your summer plans?  Do you take a total school break or continue to do stuff?

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Top 10 Posts of May and What I've been up to

Well, the school year is winding down and it's been so busy.  In NYS our 8th graders take a science state test at the begining of June.  It was crazy preparing for it, but now that it's over the next challenge comes.  I am preparing my 7th graders for their final exam and my Biology students for the Regents exam that will also serve as their final exam.  Plus I'm trying to prepare myself for the change in my schedule for next year.
 How is your year ending?

Top 10 Posts of May
  1. StudyBlue Pro - give it a try!
  2. PowToon - Animated Videos
  3. ChemThink
  4. Top 10 Posts of April and what I've been up to
  5. Canva - a graphic design program for the design challenged
  6. StudyBlue - flashcards and quizzes
  7. Online Planbooks
  8. Bird Brain Science - science meets the common core
  9. Remind 101 gave me a Badge!
  10. How to temporarily make your Mac dock smaller