This week I reviewed Teacher Geek, written by teacher and e-learning coordinator, Rachel Jones. She says that being a teacher geek is "all about: making the most of the resources you have at your disposal, and shaking up your thinking about what will inspire, engage and motivate learners." If you'd like to read more about what it takes to become a teacher geek and read my review of her blog, please follow the link below.
Podcasts, Telestory, and Hakiu Deck, oh my! This week I reviewed the UNL Tech Edge podcast channel and tried out two apps that change the way students can create book reports. I think these apps could find their way into your classroom. If you would like to read the full version of these reviews, please follow the link below.
Graphic design is one of those skills that people either have or really wish that they had. The Canva App, claims to allow you to "easily edit photos and create beautiful designs and professional graphics." Want to see what I thought about it? Click below!
What makes something "social media" and how does the innovative way that teachers use technology impact students? This week's article Telling the Truth About Teens- Everything is Social Media by Carl Hooker walks through three challenges that Mr. Hooker used to help his students think more deeply about social media. He also challenges teachers and administration to open the dialogue about social media and it's growing impact on our lives. If you would like to read my review of this article, please click the button below.
This week I review an article fromMoving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer. He questions whether the many choices we have actually lead to happiness, and he challenges us as teachers to help students effectively negotiate the choices around them. If you would like to read this review and others like it, please click below.