ClassroomQ

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/31600e89-408b-49cb-a402-1479c159e5f6.mp3As educators we often encounter those times when multiple students across the classroom have their hand up waiting for assistance. It is extremely hard at times to keep track of whose hand went up first or even what order they all went up over all. ClassroomQ is a product that helps to eliminate this problem …

REPLAY: Flipgrid Do’s and Don’ts

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/6010a6ae-0259-40f6-a5f1-6712644cc2fd.mp3Flipgrid has published a list of Do’s and Don’ts for getting started using Flipgrid in your classroom. Do’s Do read Flipgrid’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Do follow your school policies around using the application and sharing with other schools Do clean up the student content when you no longer need it or if …

REPLAY: Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Educators

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/79d9fbe7-a96b-44b3-80ac-34c4cc9ddcd5.mp3If you are looking to enhance your classroom experience for your students through social media, here are some quick dos and don’ts in that practice: Dos Do use separate personal and professional social media accounts. Putting a boundary between school and personal life is good for your career and less stress on you. Do make sure you …

IM Creator

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/3fc81c39-8540-44fc-b365-3188dd0aad1e.mp3If you are looking for a simple, easy to use, free place to design, publish, and host a website then you need to check out IM Creator. IM Creator makes is really simple to design a website from one of their many free templates that are responsive and intuitive. They provide free, premium, and commercial …

Fix OneNote Class Notebook Permissions

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/d32213f3-e339-4b26-990f-5876b35e0bc6.mp3If you use Microsoft’s OneNote Class Notebook with your students and have encountered issues with the section permissions there is a simple fix for that. Mike Tholfsen (@mtholfsen) recently shared a link (see his Tweet here) that will allow you to quickly, and easily fix those permissions with the click of a button. Simply head …

Staff Development vs. Professional Learning

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/ec08f878-1deb-4672-8536-68ed108aa7e4.mp3Teachers across the world are required each year to complete a specific number of hours of “professional” or “staff development.” Many times they are all funneled into a single room where they everyone is presented with the same topic, strategy, or technology tool. This is a very over generalized way to help educators to grow …

Auto-Save with OneDrive

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/f1cd8bce-e5f4-476c-87b0-1dc617d1b6ae.mp3Microsoft has created a new feature in OneDrive as a part of Windows 10. Auto-Save allows you to automatically redirect your documents, pictures, and desktop folders of your user profile to the cloud in OneDrive. It is easy to setup. Simply right-click on your OneDrive sync icon in the taskbar and choose settings. You’re looking …

Non-Traditional Instructional Days for Inclement Weather

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/f5fd003f-9046-4937-a6c1-0e8034e8eb8a.mp3West Virginia has made a change in the state law in relation to school instructional days and inclement weather. The changes in the law provide for school districts to provide Non-Traditional Instructional (NTI) days. These days provide for students to complete assignments as part of a “Snow Packet” from home in lieu of attending school …

Equity Maps

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/3fcad7f8-0cfe-41ee-91d4-31b7e5fec490.mp3In the classroom it is often difficult to ensure that ALL of your students are engaged and taking part in the class discussion. Our goal should be for all students to take part in the class discussion at some point during the class period. The larger issue is how to do that. Equity Maps is …