Category Archives: Technology

Phones During Assessments?! WHAT?!

One of my students figured out a way to securely use their phones during assessments – and I just had to share!  🙂 It use to be that I couldn’t allow students to have their phones out because they could use it … Continue reading

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Calculating Marks for Report Cards…

Even though my classes receive feedback on each learning outcome using standards based grading, my school district still requires a percentage for reporting purposes. Luckily I have a brother who’s a software engineer and who is currently working on a program … Continue reading

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I love Plicker Cards…

If you haven’t tried out Plicker Cards in your classroom, you are definitely missing out!  They’re great!!! Plicker cards are unique “QR-code-like” cards that allow students to respond quickly to a multiple choice question (either A/B/C/D, depending on how they … Continue reading

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DROPitTOme is TOO COOL!!!

Back in the day, I use to teach IT courses and an online course.  I would be constantly receiving files either by email or through a drop folder that was set up on our district computers.  The problem was – … Continue reading

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How I’ve been sending personalized emails to each student… the easy way!

I’ve gotten a few emails about my blog post where I talked about how I was sending personalized emails to each of my students, giving them feedback about their exit slips. To do this, I used a mail merge add-on … Continue reading

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Exit Slips and Providing Students with Feedback

I’ve always thought that classroom observations and exit slips are important pieces of information for me to plan and adapt my classroom activities and lessons as we’re progressing through the unit – but now I’m getting excited! Usually I’ll put … Continue reading

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Some Fun Warm-up Apps to get our Brains Moving…

I haven’t written anything about the new tablet I bought to use in my classroom.  Since I love all things techy, this new toy has been A LOT of fun for me. I plan on sharing how I’ve used the … Continue reading

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How Will I Share my Observations and Marks with Parents and Students?!

The discussion about which marks program to use is always a tricky one, since everyone always has their preference of one program over another.  I never got on board the “BCeSiS gradebook” train, and decided a couple years ago to … Continue reading

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My Posting Class Videos Experiment

I have used a document camera for a few years now, and love how it has made it so easy to have students show their work and to seamlessly move from the document camera to webpages or applications that help … Continue reading

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Reverse Instruction – Hmm…

The other day I was surfing through some TED talks and stumbled on this video: I found the first 8 minutes of this to be interesting.  (I admit that although I find the entire video interesting, I begin to disagree … Continue reading

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