Category Archives: Helpful Tips

These posts are just helpful, not really a review or a how-to, just some helpful tips

Back to school with Edmodo

Ah-the beginning of another fine school year. The printers are warm and busy, teachers are shaking hands and hugging each other catching up from the summer holiday and bulletin boards are being covered getting ready for that all important first … Continue reading

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I don’t like email – but I like Slack!

I don’t like emails. As IT coordinator I get what I consider to be a lot of emails – around 60 a day right now. I’m often too busy during the day to go through them effectively and leave them … Continue reading

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Don’t copy and paste that image yet!

Most teachers I know (this includes me) often break the law. No we aren’t knocking over banks, stealing cars or performing identity theft. No, we are strictly small time crooks. What we do, is steal images that have been copyrighted. … Continue reading

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Managing devices in your classroom

Going into a school with a BYOD or one to one device program can give teachers a moment of pause and even create a little trepidation or anxiety. There are usually a lot of questions about where to start and … Continue reading

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Required Professional Development, That You Do Not Have to Attend

The title is a bit misleading, this is about PD, but it mostly about people not actually believing in people.  This post will summarize a solution to a problem I have been struggling with for the last few years. When … Continue reading

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Back That Thing Up!

It happens more often than you think: hard drive failure, corrupted RAM, broken screen, logic board failure. It is all pretty awful and the end result is the same. Your computer is unusable and your data is therefore unreachable, and … Continue reading

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Uh Edmodo? A question about moderating posts

I got an email from a teacher who just started using Edmodo who was concerned about how much and what his students were posting in his Edmodo group. He was asking if he could somehow moderate or turn off the … Continue reading

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Copyright and Fair Use – Part 1 – What can I do?

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net I have a confession. As a teacher, I have broken the law . . . on more than one occasion too! I am guilty but in my defense I simply didn’t know the … Continue reading

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WolframAlpha + Quadratic Equations = Clarity

If Google is the master of the web search, then WolframAlpha is the master of quantifiable data searches. Ummm-what does that mean? Pretty much anything that has to do with statistics or numbers and it is on the internet can … Continue reading

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Podcastapalooza – Part 2 – The Resources

Podcastapalooza continues. In case you missed Part 1 you can find it here. It covers a quick overview of how I structure the unit, the equipment and services I use. In this part we talk about the resources I have … Continue reading

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