Category Archives: Tech Tips

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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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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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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When there’s something strange…. in your neighborhood

This is another guest post from Sam Ketchum.  It details our next technician rotation details. Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUST—–uh, the TECH department!! It is a little-known fact that ALL technology problems can be ultimately traced back to a single … Continue reading

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Changes Coming to Google Calendar

Earlier this week, I received a note from Google letting me know that new features are coming to the Google Calendar.  These changes will show up around the end of November. It looks like with these changes we’ll be able … Continue reading

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Simplify Web Pages with Read and Write for Google

Have you ever found a website that has great content, but is so busy and cluttered with adds that it would be very distracting for some (if not all) learners?  The “Simplify” tool in Read and Write for Google will … Continue reading

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Create Cool Infographics with Easelly

Student voice and choice are essential elements to designing personalized learning.  As we all know, it’s really powerful to give kids a menu of options on how to show they know a concept or content.  I think a really cool … Continue reading

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October Technician Rotation and a new Email

The following is an email I received Sam “Fire” Ketchum.   I was looking for some input on clarity for our upcoming technician rotation change and some explanation on a new group email we’d like all staff to use.  Below was Sam’s feedback … Continue reading

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Word Prediction for Read and Write for Google

Read and Write for Google is such an awesome tool!  It has so many features and is so easy to use.  The embedded two-minute YouTube video shows how to use the “word prediction” feature.  This is an incredibly powerful tool … Continue reading

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