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FREE virtual PD – Ditch Summit 2019

A chill is in the air… houses are decorated… holiday music playing… that means one of my favorite times of year is coming! Not the holiday season… the fourth annual Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is coming December 21st! The Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is a FREE online conference for teachers founded by Matt […]

Even More (.)New Stuff from Google

Last October, I posted a Tech Tip called A (Dot) New Way to Google in which I showcased Google’s shortcuts to start new Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites and Forms. For example, simply entering docs.new into your browser’s address bar will create a new Google Doc. They are very cool timesavers! Now Google Calendar and Google […]

macOS Catalina is out – should you upgrade?

If you follow the tech news, you probably know that the latest version of Mac OS is out… it’s called Catalina. If you’re like me, you want to install and run the latest OS right away. I’m holding off on Catalina right now and you probably should too. Why? Well, Catalina is incompatible with 32-bit […]

Emoji, Emoji everywhere!

I’m a 43-year-old male, so to say I’m well-versed in things like emojis and animated GIFs is utterly false! To me, they have always been a waste of time and unnecessary effort. But, emojis are part of our general vocabulary these days. Heck, even my parents, who are in their 70s, have gotten into using […]

Shortcuts in Google Forms

Let’s kick off the 2019-20 Tech Tuesday Tips with a quick Google Forms tip.  I LOOOOOOOOVE Google Forms! They make things like creating registration forms, surveys, and quizzes so very easy. What I don’t like is that sometimes when you hit that new question button, the question doesn’t appear where you think it should. You […]

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Awesome day at #Lead19

I want to say thanks to the fine folks at the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio for inviting me to present at the 2019 LEAD...

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Swamped!

Between working multiple jobs, it being the busiest time of year for my educational technologist job, baseball, softball and everything else going on, I just have...

Add live links to Google Classroom private comments

A quick tip for you this week! Do you use the private comments feature in Google Classroom? If not, you SHOULD! By their very nature, private comments allow for a conversation between you and the students, providing for awesome feedback opportunities! Private comments can also be used to share links to enrichment material, videos to […]