10-Part “Advanced Google Sheets to Blow Your Mind!” Part 1 – Fundations Progress Monitoring Sheet

On February 16th, 2017, I gave a presentation to a packed house entitled “10 Google Sheets to Blow Your Mind (plus some tips and tricks).” Here is the description of my talk (you can skip it if you were there 🙂 : Google Sheets is a free online data management tool that is part of […]

5 Google Shortcuts to Jump Start Your School Day

I am pretty much all Google, all the time. I use Google Email, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and most other products (except Sites, I still never liked Sites). There have been a few instances where I’ve learned shortcuts, to save time, improve my efficiency, and recover lost work. Instead of spending two to […]

Using Technology to Present “The Four C’s of Supporting New Teachers” – Resident Educator Tips and Tricks #CFS2016

On June 13th and 14th, I was fortunate enough to be able to present at the Battelle for Kids “Connect for Success” conference at the Ohio Union at Ohio State University. My Curriculum Teammates and I presented on “The Four C’s of Supporting New Teachers,” which revolved around our Resident Educator program in Massillon City […]

Tips and Tricks for Conducting Online Research

Hey y’all! Happy New Year, and hope your January is rocking! I made a resolution to keep better connected to the district, and listening to teacher requests. So I looked on my calendar, and if I didn’t do it today, I was going to have already failed at my resolution. So here you go! We’ve […]

Go-To Strategies for High School Teachers

One of the best parts of my job is providing teachers with professional development that gives them the time and resources to extend what they are doing in their classes. Today, we had a wonderful day of collaboration time with our TBTs (Teacher-Based Teams), and consultants from Creative Leadership Solutions. Each TBT was working on […]

The Google Big List #GAFE #edtech

Eric Curts, of the Summit Portage Area Computer Consortium (SPARCC)  recently shared his “big list” of Google Resources. Eric is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, which is amazing (I’m a Google Certified Educator) and so he definitely “lives Google.” Here is his set of resources, with a forward: Over time I have created quite […]

Tips, Tools, & Best Practices for #EdTech Trainers & Coaches

The Technology Integration Leaders of Ohio (TILO) put on our first Google on Air Hangout last night. We are a group of technology leaders in education who are looking to help school districts improve in their technology use. Part of our mission is to professionally develop the tech integration specialists and coaches in Ohio. It […]

Hacking Your Inbox – Changing Email Names, Adding Notes, and Prioritizing Using #Sortd

If you are anything like me, you use your email inbox as a to-do list. I’ve been using Gmail since 2005, and I’ve hacked it in various ways to include a very complicated labeling system, a series of stars, and marking emails as unread to come back to them. I also use a series of […]

Does Online Education Deepen the Divide Between Quality Education and Ease of Use?

In an article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 Things Academic Leaders Believe About Online Education, the author suggests that leaders in education believe that online education is critical – to all types of colleges, that hybrid courses (part online, part in class) are just as good as face-to-face classes, and that most professors (72%) […]

Lifetime Learning – is it About Degrees or Skills?

I consider myself a lifetime learner. Not a day goes by, where I am not reading articles, self-help books, reviewing textbooks, or watching videos to help me gain new skills or knowledge. In The Simple Dollar, Trent offers advice to help people who are interested in adding skills to their resumes, get a certification, get […]