Tech Tuesday! May 18th
Tech Tips to keep you informed
Add google searching right within your keyboard!
Sometimes the only way to say what you want is with a gif!
Like the blending of Instagram and Goodreads
For your phone - Some fun new apps
Litsy is a cool new social media platform for book lovers. I would encourage you to get your students on board. It's like a cross between instagram and Goodreads. Start blurbing about your favorite reads and share them with me!
Panther College - "Your kids are getting Chromebooks. Now What?"
Default font in Google Docs
Google Hangouts - Improving communication
Go ahead. I'll wait. Once installed, start a chat hangout with me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and say hi. You can use hangouts with staff and students to improve communication. Keep in mind that there is a record of all activity and be a mindful digital citizen. Yes, students know this exists - guide them to use it properly by modeling its use during class time! This can be a game changer when it comes to feedback.
FMOT (Follow me on Twitter)
The future of #Collschat and our Virtual Book Club
#Collschat is now an established chat on Tuesday nights at 7:30-8:15. I would love to continue the collegial discussion that occurs on Twitter. It is always a nice pick me up as we hit the middle of the week. I've created a Google doc to plan future chats. Other people have expressed interest in moderating the chat. It's a great experience and I would love to continue to keep the #collschat alive and get even more people involved. Check out the doc and let me know if you would like to moderate.
Music - Local Natives
Past Lives by Local Natives
Tomorrows Classrooms Today May 21st 2016 ($)
Teachmeet NJ A Teachmeet is like an Edcamp and they are more popular in England. The sessions are quick, usually 20 minutes. Free.
The Edscape Conference - This conference was started by Eric Sheninger, a former NJ principal who has become a edu-celebrity. Its a little ways north of us, has a ton of great sessions and the call for proposals is open - consider putting one in! presenters go for free!