As you know I read Free Tech for Teachers and I saw this post that Richard wrote about recommending two blogging platforms for teachers. I got to thinking that there are other options out there and in my opinion better options! In his post he recommends EduBlogs and Blogger. So let’s get Blogger out of… Continue reading Edublogs, Blogger, WordPress.com and KidBlog – Which should you use?
image source: http://www.folioclick.com/img/woman_laptop.png Alright boys and girls. As promised this is the first post of many from our podcasting panel that talks about what blogs we read, why we read them and where to find them. We all agree that you will find valuable information that pertains to your teaching practices. Of course they can… Continue reading Bloggers I read – Patrick
Yet another video that will help you get your class blog off the ground. This video will show you exactly how easy it is to set up your blog with blogger.com. Just follow these quick steps and your class blog will be up and running. Hope you have as much fun blogging with your class… Continue reading Blogger-How to set up your class blog – THE VIDEO!
Setting up your class blog with blogger.com is a breeze. There is potentially one thing that could cause problems, but I will get to that after the break. Blogger is the second most popular blog platform in the world (after wordpress). Thanks to its ease of use and very visual and easy to navigate settings.… Continue reading Blogger – How to set up your class blog
Back in June I wrote this same article. You can read it here. Basically it was in response to an article written by Monica Chen of The Verge. The article “recommends” the best laptop for students at all levels by students. Well, they just republished the article again and I thought I’d just remind parents… Continue reading Laptop recommendations? Check with your school
Tony and Patrick are back for another great post. We all wish Tony a quick recovery with his knee surgery. Check out the talking points below. As always please subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app. Tony’s knee surgery http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-surgery/da-vinci-surgical-system/ Apple’s MacBook Pro recall Battery Recall https://www.apple.com/support/13inch-macbookpro-battery-replacement/ Keyboard https://apple.slashdot.org/story/17/10/18/1530202/maybe-its-a-piece-of-dust Google Forms &… Continue reading Episode 153 – Go for Gold
Recently I read an article in the NY Times titled How Google Took Over the Classroom by Natasha Singer. It is a good article that talks about how G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education) has risen, very quickly and to great prominence in schools in America. You should read it! One point in the article is… Continue reading Google Apps for Education – Privacy vs Services
SPAM!!!! One reason I really like WordPress is that they block a lot of spam from entering our hallowed comment section. Blogger also does a nice job too for the record. Just between you and me, I like to go to spam section and read some of the comments and I thought – what the… Continue reading spam, Spam, SPAM!!
I posted the video separately so it would be easy for mobile users. If you have not watched it, watch it here. Who is Jeff Jarvis? Well he is a professor at a major university, an author, a blogger, and someone who believes that being PUBLIC is better than being PRIVATE. I know this because… Continue reading The BBC has no idea what Facebook, bad language, or hacking is, but they do know how to get PWND.
UPDATE – Posterous has officially announced that they are closing up shop on April 30, 2013. Be sure to back it up NOW! It looks like the sun is setting on Posterous, the popular blogging site. In 2012 it was purchased by Twitter and since then people have been speculating about the future of the… Continue reading Posterous – sniff, sniff, we’ll miss you – UPDATE