Using an iBooks Author Project to Teach Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to 10th Graders

by Cassie Miller We started the iBooks Author project as an experiment for our IT director, Chris Miller. None of the kids knew how to use it, as it had been out as an app for just a short time. I couldn’t help them or teach them how to use it – I was clueless! I could help with the content, but the kids had to figure the how-to and ins-and-outs on their own. And…

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Instructional Coaching with the EdTech Quintet

Instructional Coaching with the EdTech Quintet photo by Oliver Tacke – CC license There are many, many approaches to doing instructional coaching to help teachers leverage technology for learning. I often find that teachers have difficulty coming up with tech activities to use in their daily teaching in a way that makes meaningful connections with curriculum. There are many great models to help guide teachers, including SAMR, TPCK, TIM, etc. Lately, I’ve been using the…

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GIFsmos.com – Have Students Learn About Functions by Creating Animated GIFs

GIFsmos.com – Have Students Learn About Functions by Creating Animated GIFs GIFsmos.com is a free site where you and your students can create animated gifs with functions on a graphing calculator simulator. There are a variety of uses for this including showing the relation between parent and child functions, translations, rotations, etc. It’s easy to use, just follow the steps below to get started! First go to gifsmos.com to get started. Enter your formula in…

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Getting Started with Quizlet

Quizlet is at it’s very basic, a web based flash card generator. Quizlet is much more than this. The site itself allows you to play games and even take tests, all with the click of a button. You can share your card decks and even import and modify decks created by others. Innovative and clever teachers and students have been able to think outside the box and leverage Quizlet in combination with other apps or…

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PowerPoint for Mac OS X Crashing on You?

PowerPoint for Mac OS X Crashing on You?

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Resources from Mac OS X: BootCamp

Resources from Mac OS X: BootCamp TCEA 2015 #learnanywhere What happens when I forget what I learned? Apple Learning Series What the Heck is %$#@ and How Do I Use It? What the Heck is the Cloud? Access Apple Apps in the Cloud iTunes Family Sharing Personalizing My Mac with System Preferences Finding My Junk with Spotlight Sharing Stuff with AirDrop Keeping your Mac healthy and happy Verify and Repair with DiskUtility Fix Permissions Reset…

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