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It’s Time to Kill Technology Class

It’s 2017. Most junior high and high schools now have a technology class of some sort. Elementary schools have lab time built into their schedules. At one time, I would have called this progress. Now I’m starting to see this…

Your Kids Aren’t Using Enough Technology

That title may be a bit sensationalist, but I’m trying to make a point. Kids aren’t using enough technology at home or at school. Before you tell me how much they are on their phones and in front of computers,…

When is it Technology Integration?

I have finally decompressed from my trip to San Antonio for ISTE. It was really productive as I learned from others, made connections, and yes….spoke with vendors. While most of the vendor floor is what I like to call “Solutions…

Google Docs is Not Good for Newsletters…But This Program Is

Interestingly, one of teachers biggest complaints when adopting GSuite for Education is that they can no longer create beautiful newsletters because the formatting options are not strong in Docs. They have been using Microsoft Word or Publisher and have grown…

This is Where EdTech Companies Miss the Mark

Districts spend billions of dollars annually on edtech for their schools. As more and more places go 1:1, that number will continue to rise. Because of this, there are hundreds, maybe thousands of companies trying capitalize on schools spending money….

Help Graduating Students Take Their Google Drive

One of the major pain points for GSuite for Education in the past is that there has never been a good or easy way to move files to a personal Google account for graduating students or teachers/admin who are moving…

5 Ways for Your Students to Use Google Keep

Google Keep is a fantastic tool. If you are not familiar with Keep, it is a notetaking app that is part of GSuite. My wife and I have been using it since it was introduced for shared shopping lists, etc….

But Doesn’t That Make it Easier to Cheat?

I want all of the students in all of the classes to have access to devices. I will always suggest Chromebooks, or iPads, or BYOD. And seemingly forever, people will ask, “But doesn’t that make it easier for students to…

Lock Sheets Cells From Being Edited

Have you ever wanted to make your Google Sheets spreadsheet collaborative so others could edit data that is pertinent to them, but you were afraid they would edit the data and formulas you spent hours on? Me too! Spreadsheets can…

Set a Startpoint on Videos in Google Slides

One of the things that I get most excited about is when I stumble onto a feature that I didn’t know existed. That happened to me today while working in Google Slides. When I was embedding a video into a…