Tips from the Tech Guy

May 6, 2013

App Spotlight - Showbie

Showbie is a super-simple way to create classes, distribute assignments, turn in assignments, and give students feedback on their work. If you aren't using something like MyBigCampus, Schoology, or Edmodo, you should definitely check out Showbie. It's free and easy to use! Watch the demo video to see what it will do. It works through the browser or using an iPad/iPhone app.

Cool Teaching Idea

Have students tell stories this way . . .

Cool Teaching Idea

Here's a great idea for math teachers. It would be easy to adapt it for any subject.

Flipped Classrooms

There's been a lot of talk about flipped classrooms lately. Here's some great info for you, including real-world experiences, tips, and even STAAR results!

20 Google Docs Secrets for Teachers

Here are some tips for using Google docs in your classroom.

Tons of iPad Resources

Click here to find lots of iPad resources, apps, training, and more.

Using iPads in the Classroom

Here's a MyBigCampus bundle about using iPads in the classroom. If you have access to MBC, check this out.

iPad App Lists

Everybody is scrambling to find good iPad apps so that the tech guys can get them setup over the summer for next year. Here are some great resources to help you decide what you need.

iHelpU Online

Check out iHelpUOnline - it's got resources for using the tech in your classroom. It focuses on Macs and iPads, but also touches on other things. Look around the site, then head to the Contact Us page and let us know what you think. You can also leave tutorial suggestions :-)

Tech Tips for the Classroom

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the technology in your classroom? Unprepared? Untrained? We feel your pain. Tech Tips for the Classroom is a new series at iHelpUOnline that is designed to help you out. Warning - the first article will make some people really mad, but please stick with it and I think you'll find some things to help you out!

Quotable Quote

"Kids don't ask for PD, they play and learn the software as they go. We learn best by wanting to use it . . ."