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Screen Captures with Snipping Tool
August 2, 2017

Taking screenshots of your computer desktop or capturing pictures of things on your screen is easy using a free Windows tool called the Snipping Tool. These “snips,” as they are called within the app, can be saved as pictures, written on with digital ink (colored pens and highlighters), and pasted into documents. These snips are […] Read More

Chrome Extensions – Tab Glue and Scissors
June 14, 2017

Today’s post details a couple of easy extensions you can add to your Chrome browser—“Tab Scissors” and “Tab Glue.”  These extensions are easy to add and use, and help us as teachers organize how we work when we have a lot of Chrome tabs open at the same time. More importantly, we can teach digital […] Read More

Voice Grading with Talk & Comment
May 8, 2017

Now that we are in the era of cloud-based teaching and learning (think: G-Suite, Classroom, Edmodo, etc.), it’s important to consider how the workflow from student to teacher gets managed.  While it is wonderful to strive to be paperless, it takes a tremendous amount of effort to enable students to turn in work digitally and […] Read More

Using Sound in SMART Notebook Lesson Pages
March 30, 2017

Looking for an easy way to add some excitement to your lessons? Try adding sound files to your SMART Notebook lessons. Frequently used by elementary teachers to help students learn new words and vocabulary, this easy-to-use feature can also benefit older students, as well.   Helping Auditory Learners Consider this— we encourage our students to […] Read More

How to Use the ShowMe App to Display Student Work
March 2, 2017

When students create and share via their classroom devices, amazing things can happen! Whether practicing their non-fiction writing skills or demonstrating learning in Math, the “ShowMe” app for teachers and students is a powerful tool for creating presentations, video tutorials, or recorded lessons. Results can be shared from student to student, from teacher to a class, […] Read More

5 Simple Steps to Get Started with SMART kapp
October 20, 2016

SMART kapp—SMART’s modern day dry-erase board—has been making its way into classrooms nationwide. Designed to enrich small group collaboration by allowing students to naturally capture discussion notes and then digitally share them, students can focus on class discussion, rather than copying notes. Take a look at how you can use the SMART kapp to capture notes and […] Read More