Author Archives: Craig

Color Enhancer

On last week’s episode of Friendly Disruption, we talked about the impact of color blindness on learners. I realize that not everyone enjoys podcasts, so I thought this bit of information deserved its own blog post.   I had no idea that … Continue reading

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Phishing Formative Assessment

Security is a big deal in the IT world.  While my team is doing everything we can to ensure that our hardware and software is secure, the most difficult piece of any IT enterprise to secure are the human beings.  … Continue reading

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New Friendly Disruption Episode

We’ve added a new member to the Friendly Disruption team — Patrick Donovan!  In this episode, we share tools to assist with color blind learners (Color Enhancer and Chrome Daltonize), hear from CCSD teacher Ernie Cox on how he uses Read&Write with … Continue reading

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Read Aloud Practice Made Easy with Read and Write

The Practice Reading Aloud tool in Read and Write is really awesome! This tool makes it easy for kids to share read-aloud practice recordings with teachers and parents.   It integrates with Google Classroom, too.  Please watch the really short (less than … Continue reading

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Free Books!

We’ve been cleaning out and organizing the tech office this week.  During that process, I came across a couple boxes full of books that Kevin Brookhouser gave to us when he visited here a couple of years ago. He was … Continue reading

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Yes! Even More Read&Write Learning

This fall I’ve had the pleasure of working with the CCSD Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) committee.  This small, but mighty team has been working on methods that will make all of our curriculum (eventually) accessible for all kids based on need and … Continue reading

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Collect Highlights in Read and Write for Google

I love the highlight and collect highlight feature in Read and Write for Google.  Please view the two-minute tutorial on how it works.  It’s well worth the time.  There are many, many ways to use this tool that align with instructional … Continue reading

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Beware of the Bad Rabbit — Seriously!

I normally don’t sound the alarm for malware, viruses, worms or other digital threats.  But, this one probably does require a warning.  The Bad Rabbit ransomware is a significant threat to anyone running a Windows computer.  It will not impact any … Continue reading

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Google Slides Updates

Earlier this month, Google put out a press release with information about new updates coming to Slides.  It looks like these changes have arrived on our domain so we can now use these new features!  There are all sorts of … Continue reading

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Build Vocabulary Lists with Read&Write for Google

Here’ another really brief video on how to use the Vocabulary tool built into Read&Write for Google.  This is an awesome tool that fits across many contents and grade levels and is really, really easy to use.  This open-ended tool will … Continue reading

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