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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Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 2 w/Teena Hine

Today’s episode is part two in the series focused on coding and computer science education. The guest today is Teena Hine (@STEAMPoweredWV). Teena is a third grade teacher and technology integration specialist at Tomahawk Intermediate School in Berkeley County, WV. She joins the show today to talk about some of the great things she is […]

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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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Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 1 w/Cindy Modecki

This episode is the first of three in a series looking at coding and computer science education by speaking with three educators from West Virginia who are implementing coding into their classrooms and schools. Today’s episode features Cindy Modecki (@ReadingCindy), a Technology Integration Specialist at North Elementary School in Morgantown, WV. She shares her experiences […]

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What Does Effective PD Look Like? with the #BowTieTechGuys

Today’s episode features the #BowTieTechGuys, Kevin Sears and Luke Swiney, Technology Coordinators/Coaches for Jackson County Schools, taking part in a discuss on what effective PD should look like. They share the way in which they have begun to build their own PD offerings to better meet the needs of the teachers, and in turn the […]

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Advice for Any New TIS, Upcoming Events, and Why Am I Doing This Podcast?

Today’s episode looks back at a recent blog posting of advice for new TIS candidates. I also highlight some upcoming events and talk about one of those events, #EdCampLdrOh, with one of the organizers, Mr. Bobby Dodd, To close I share an explanation of why the show is being produced and how the Amazon Associates […]

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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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#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.   […]

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