Monthly Archives: October 2017

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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2017 ITEC Reflection

There were a couple of pretty good keynote speakers at ITEC this year — Buddy Berry did the Monday session.  I’ve written plenty about him already.  The Tuesday keynote speaker was Dean Shareski.  The title of his talk was, “The Relentless … 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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Friendly Disruption at ITEC

We’ve published a new episode of our Friendly Disruption podcast.  In this episode, Maggie and I visit about what we learned at ITEC.  We also reflect and go deeper on some of the ideas we shared in our ITEC session … 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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Screen Masking in Read and Write

  Here’s another really brief video (less than one minute) about how to use the screen masking tool in Read and Write for Google.  This is a really simple, but powerful feature that would be good for most learners (including … 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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