Randall Black

Educator, EdTech Specialist, & Podcaster

Tag: TIS

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

Windows 10 Take a Test App

Click this link to test the Windows 10 Take a Test App Microsoft introduced the Take a Test App with the Anniversary Update to Windows 10 in the summer of 2016. This feature allows for a secure environment where the user can only access the provided link or software/app to complete an assessment. To test

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

#WVSTC17 – The West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference

#WVSTC17 (Official Website | Twitter Hashtag) is coming up next month in Morgantown, WV. #WVSTC has become the go to conference for technology and education in the Mountain State. I have attended the previous three years and left with a tremendous feeling of success each time. This year I am currently slated to present two sessions.  

Advice for New Technology Integration Specialists (TISs)

After a quick exchange with a colleague on Twitter, I thought I would share my advice for anyone taking on a role as a Technology Integration Specialist (TIS). The Three Types of Teachers Prepare for, what I call, the three types of teachers in regards to technology. I wrote about this previously in a reflection

Debunked: 5 myths about classroom technology

Debunked: 5 myths about classroom technology https://t.co/UYOulWObGj via @eschoolnews — Anna Johansson (@Number1AnnaJo) May 8, 2017 Anna Johansson looks at 5 myths that a lot of educators have used to argue against incorporating more technology into their classroom. Each of these five were reasons that I heard in my own experiences as a teacher and

Chrome Extensions: Handy Tools or an Admin’s Biggest Nightmare?

Google Chrome is my default browser at work. I use it every day on my Windows 10 device because of it’s broader compatibility with various websites and web standards. I use several different Chrome extensions to make my job and life easier at times, but have recently had to combat them in the educational technology

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

#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

PCS – Not receiving scans from the copiers? Here is how to fix it!

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