Email Filters in a 1:1 and/or Paperless Classroom

My past few posts have focused on the “HOW” of setting up filters in Gmail and a neat Google Gmail trick for creating student logins on websites that have an age restriction. Now, I’d like to focus on the “WHY”. If you are lucky enough…

Celebrating Pi Day 2013 with Technology

Tomorrow, March 14, 2013 is Pi Day.  This day is in honor of that amazing irrational number 3.14yadayadayada.  Pi represents the circumference of a circle divided by it’s diameter.  What makes Pi such a cool number is the fact that it is an infinite number…

Going 1:1, Part 2: Teacher Challenges

The biggest challenge that I have heard teachers talk about is not having the time to not only learn the new technology, but to plan and implement it as well.  As educators, we all know that “teacher” is only one of many roles we play…

Going 1:1, Part 1: Lessons Learned

My first year as an Instructional Technology Specialist has been spent at an elementary school helping implement a 1:1 initiative with iPads.  In this series of posts, I’d like to share with you lessons I’ve learned, challenges the teachers have faced, and a few of…