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Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. 
~John Dewey


posted Aug 31, 2015, 8:02 PM by Landon B

It's that time of year again. Use the following document to complete your required training. As always, let me know if you have any questions.

ERK & BBP Training

Flick Media Between Devices

posted Jan 22, 2015, 8:26 AM by Landon B   [ updated Jan 22, 2015, 8:31 AM ]

Flick is an app (available on most platforms) that lets you easily send media, like pictures and videos, between devices. If students are working on a project using different devices, this will let them combine their work together. Also, if an app is not working on one device, they can transfer their work and keep going. Check out the video below.

Google Cultural Institute

posted Jan 16, 2015, 1:53 PM by Landon B

The Google Cultural Institute is a collection of historic, artistic, and cultural resources from around the world. Use it to expose your students to a world they may never see in real life. Check out the video and resources below.

Cultural Institute - Main site
About the Cultural Institute - Overview of the project and resources that are available.
Projects for Educators - Check out the buttons at the top to view different classroom resources. Look at different projects using the buttons at the bottom of the page.
More education resources - Broken down by Primary and Secondary grades.
ED Tech Review - Different ways to use this resource in the classroom.

Google Classroom

posted Sep 23, 2014, 11:23 AM by Landon B   [ updated Nov 17, 2014, 11:25 AM ]

Google Classroom helps you manage and organize students' Google Documents. Check out the link and video below for more information. If you are using Google Drive already, this will save you time. Let me know if you want help setting this up for your classes.

Upgrade Your Clickers

posted Sep 12, 2014, 11:41 AM by Landon B   [ updated Sep 12, 2014, 1:51 PM ]

Use student response apps to make formative assessment more engaging. Here are two great options that can be used with any internet connected device (Android, iOS, Chromebooks, laptops). Check out the videos and sites below for more information. Let me know if you have any questions or want to schedule a time to explore using this in your class.

samr model
REDEFINITION - Use Kahoot to "gamify" your lesson in a game show like competition 

MODIFICATION - Have students use Kahoot or Socrative to create their own quizzes to test other students


AUGMENTATION - Use Kahoot or Socrative to get real time feedback on student understanding

SUBSTITUTION - Use Kahoot or Socrative to check for understanding at the end of a lesson


posted Aug 25, 2014, 8:53 PM by Landon B

It's that time of year again. Use the following document to complete your required training. As always, let me know if you have any questions.

ERK & BBP Training

Add-Ons for Google Drive

posted Apr 1, 2014, 7:22 AM by Landon B   [ updated Apr 1, 2014, 7:46 AM ]

Google Drive is great, but it doesn't have all the features of some other big name productivity suites. Insert Add-Ons for Google Drive. These add-ons try to fill some of those missing gaps. This link will show you how to start adding these to your account, and it highlights some of the add-ons available.

Here is one article on some of the best add-ons. These include bibliographies with EasyBib, faxing documents, mapping data points, and more.

REDEFINITION - Use the UberConference add-on to collaborate with speakers or classrooms around the world

MODIFICATION - Use the Mapping Sheets add-on to create a real world history timeline or plot animal population data in science


AUGMENTATION - Use the EasyBib add-on and have students collaborate on papers and create bibliographies right in their Google Docs

SUBSTITUTION - Use the Merge add-on to send customized emails to parents

StarBoard Help

posted Feb 6, 2014, 1:47 PM by Landon B   [ updated Feb 6, 2014, 1:50 PM ]

Here are some resources to help get the most out of your StarBoard.

Lessons - Here are a number of lessons that can be downloaded and used
Tutorials - These video tutorials will help you become an expert user
User Guide - If you are feeling really ambitious, check out the full user manual

SAMR Application

SUBSTITUTION - Using the SmartBoard to display your classroom materials

AUGMENTATION - Using the SmartBoard to annotate materials during a lesson or connect with Web resources

- Here is an article describing how to augment using the SmartBoards


MODIFICATION - The SmartBoard is used to collect and create graph data from multiple groups

TIES Takeaway - Technology for Reading & Writing Standards

posted Jan 20, 2014, 8:33 AM by Landon B   [ updated Jan 20, 2014, 8:40 AM ]

Laura Gudmundson created a great resource for using technology to address reading & writing standards. On her site, linked below, she has grouped standards with specific examples and some of her favorite tech resources.

Google Ninja Training

posted Nov 6, 2013, 10:08 AM by Landon B   [ updated Nov 6, 2013, 11:26 AM ]


To master the secret art of Google-Fu, use the techniques below. We will learn about the importance of your search terms (keywords) and how to use various operators and filters.

Level 1 - Keep it simple
- Guide, tutorial

Level 3 - Search Operators
- site:
- ""

Level 4 - Advanced Search

There are also a number of baked in tools.

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