Google Chrome Apps and Extensions in the Classroom

I have a confession to make: For a very long time, I refused to use Google Chrome because I was a Firefox chick, and I’m a loyal kinda gal.  This is the same reason I waffled about trading in my PC for a MacBook when I accepted my new position….

Alternatives to Clickers for Digital Assessments: Extreme Collaboration

Lately I’ve been fielding a lot of questions from schools about clickers.  “Which brand should we invest in?”  “What are our options?”  To be completely honest, my favorite clickers are SMART Response Clickers…but that’s because those are the only ones I have a great deal of experience with.  I’ve used…

What Are Your Plans for Digital Learning Day 2014?

Have you ever heard of Digital Learning Day?  Yeah, me neither!  I saw someone post something on Twitter about it, so I had to check it out.  Apparently, it’s a pretty big deal, and it’s taking place on February 5, 2014!  According to the website, www.digitallearningday.org, “Digital Learning Day is about…

What is Content Curation and Why is it Important?

Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, blogs, wikis, and the list goes on and on.  In a previous post, I talked about how easy it is in our digital world to get totally overloaded and overwhelmed with the constant barrage of information coming at us from all directions.  Especially those I just mentioned, which seem…

Farfaria & TED Books: Must-Have eBook Readers for Your iPad

This is a short (5 minute) video sharing two eBook readers for the iPad.  Both have in-app book purchase options and an option to subscribe and get unlimited downloads.  TED Books is an app associated with the TED Conferences and TED.com.  The books within this app have been written by…