Tech Tidbits

Rising Starr Middle School

How Can Instructional Technology Help?

I am thrilled to be able to spend time at your school! As an Instructional Technology Specialist, my primary goal is to serve as a resource for teachers who are looking to embed technology into their daily lessons. It is my goal to help you in any possible way. If you would like some specifics of how we can work together, I can:


  • meet with you after school or during planning to work on lesson plans
  • teach a sample lesson to your students using the Nexus Tablets or Chromebooks
  • observe your class and then offer suggestions on how to best embed technology
  • provide hands-on assistance in your classroom

When Can We Meet?

I will "set up shop" in the Teacher Training Room (707), so if you would like to plan, we can meet there. I am also available to observe your classroom and offer suggestions as to how you could embed technology into your current lesson.


I will be at RSMS on September 29. You can click this link to set up the best time for you and I to work together.

Technology Trends: Mind Mapping

There are several, easy tools that can be used for brainstorming and mind mapping. Several of them integrate very well with Google Apps. Check these out!

Answer Garden

AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.

Mind Mup

Mind map in the cloud. Zero-friction, free online mind mapping.

Lucid Chart

Lucidchart is designed for the utmost compatibility with other programs, including Google Apps.