Category Archive: Tech Integration

These are blogs I've written about integrating technology into my Science classes.

Jan 18

Student Tech Support #edtech

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I’ve been working on my school district’s tech committee since I started working at Chimacum in 1997. Our most recent district tech plan included a plan for moving our middle school to a 1:1 model. The plan required pretty substantial funding, the likes of a Tech Levy or a portion of a Capital Levy or …

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Jan 14

Multiple GAFE Accounts, Shared Devices?

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In my classroom students have iPads, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, Netbooks, Chromebooks, Laptops, or iMac desktop computers to choose from to do work that requires technology. Some of my devices are old enough that they are glitchy at best and downright frustrating to do anything other than surfing the net. We had some troubles when first …

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Dec 09

Working in Isolation

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I’ve been meaning to write this blog post reflecting on a wonderful STEM summit I attended on Dec 1st, the WA STEM Summit 2015. I was wondering which takeaway I wanted to share the most or what I was going to write about the takeaways. And I will, but this blog post is about the …

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Nov 24

Android Tablet Accessing GAFE Tools

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When I received a couple of Samsung Galaxy Tablets running the Android OS I created a teacher account to buy and download apps for the devices. I then added student user accounts so that kids would not have access to my account, especially my credit card. In order to do that I made the student …

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Nov 17

Problems with Tech – Google Classroom with Older Devices

When I first got a bunch of iPads, the first generation ones, and kids started using them, it was great. I slowly but surely built up to a 1:1 and I’m used to it now. As the iPads have gotten older I’ve been slowly but surely working to replace them with technology that can meet …

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Oct 13

WordPress Troubles, Again

[A comment was left on this post wondering if asking Bluehost, where my webpages and WordPress database are housed, if they could solve the problem. So I submitted a help ticket. One of the Bluehost database support dug around for and found the problem! He said that he had to repair the .htaccess files. Doing …

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Apr 06

Discussion Forums in Science

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I wrote a post for the Learn 2 Earn blog called How to Use Discussion Forums to Engage Every Student and it’s live! I share some tools that I have used with my Science students in grades 6, 7 and 8 over the years. Having a discussion forum for a face-to-face classroom allows for a …

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Apr 06

My 1:1 #NCCE2015 Notes

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I took my Twitter Storify notes from NCCE 2015 and put together all the notes from the 1:1 implementation sessions I attended. I attended as many of those sessions as I could to best help my building prepare for our 1:1 initiative for the 2016-17 school year. Next year, 2015-16, will be our planning year …

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Mar 23

My #NCCE2015 Notes

This year I was tweeting so much of what I was learning at NCCE 2015 (#NCCE2015) that I just used Twitter as my note-taking format! Here are my tweets (I’ll be writing more about what I learned later): [View the story “NCCE 2015 3/18, 19, 20/15” on Storify]

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Jan 02

Skills Learned in School

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After writing about the 21st Century C’s I added the Caring C to the list of skills I had put together. I also found some other skills to add to it. It seems to me that Caring fits better with life skills than the four C’s. If we can help students practice the following skills …

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