ClassroomQ

As 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 […]

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Minecraft: Education Edition 1.7 Update w/Code Builder Included

Microsoft’s recent update to version 1.7 of the Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) software has made it even easier for educators to incorporate the coding aspects into their Minecraft curriculum. Now that Code Builder is built-in to the M:EE software, students no longer need to run a separate program to learn and use Code Builder. They […]

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Minecraft: Education Edition

How do we get Minecraft: Education Edition? West Virginia If you’re an educator in West Virginia then you may be aware that in June of 2018, the West Virginia Department of Education was able to license Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) for ALL (approximately) 300,000 users in our Office 365 tenant. All users have successfully been […]

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Certify’Em Add-On for Google Forms

I recently learned of a great add-on for Google Forms while listening to The House of #EdTech podcast. Certify’em allows a Form creator to automatically issue out certificates to those who complete a quiz, test, or assessment created in Forms. This add-on is currently free and offers up several free templates to use for your […]

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Technology in the Music Classroom w/John Shawler and Highlights from #WVSTC17

Today’s episode of The Randall Black Show features John Shawler. John Shawler is the Band Director at Winfield Middle School in Winfield, WV. He recently presented on Tech Tools in the Music Classroom at the West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference and shares some of that same information on this episode. Also on today’s episode, several […]

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Embed a Microsoft Form into a Webpage or Sway

Did you know that you have the ability to embed a Microsoft Form into a webpage? Below is an example quiz I created in Forms and have embedded onto this page. To embed a From into a webpage or Sway, click on the share button and choose this icon: You will then have the option […]

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Summer Reading Resources

Thanks to Julia Benincosa Legg, State E-rate Coordinator @ WVDE, for sharing these out on the WV Library/Media Specialist Listserv earlier today. Summer Reading Programs: Resources Get Ready for Summer! Ideas for Teachers to Share with Families 10 Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids 7 Adventurous Program Ideas that Complement Summer Reading Those Tired Summer […]

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Ways to “Filter” YouTube in the Classroom

YouTube is a tremendous site that offers up so much great, and sometimes not-so-great, content that can be used in the classroom. The problem is that there can be ads and links to other videos that may not be the best for the classroom. There are a few ways that you can combat this and […]

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#WVSTC16

The West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference is fast approaching. If you haven’t yet registered, there is still time. The conference runs from Tuesday July 19 through Thursday July 21 in Morgantown, WV at the Waterfront Conference Center. Personally, I will be presenting in a few sessions at the conference and would love to get some […]

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Bullying 2.0: Kids, parents still struggle to understand realities,dangers of technology

The State Journal contacted me about this piece several months ago and wanted to discuss the idea of digital citizenship and literacy in how it relates to students and their parents. I know it is several months old, but it has some great information that parents, students, and educators should know. (Plus I’m quoted in it!) […]

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