EARCOS Leadership Conference 2018

It is nice to be “home” for this year’s EARCOS Leadership Conference (ELC). This year I am presenting about how leaders can simplify and streamline evaluation and feedback. It is my hope that this workshop will help leaders to be more effective in assisting teachers to improve their practice.

Please fill out the formĀ before the session […]

Google Drawings - EdTech Team Summit Kuala Lumpur

See how easy it is to create diagrams, icons, and works of art using Google Drawings.

This presentation is based on a presentation I created for The Den.

Interactive Maps

Google My Maps is a great tool for learning. Last year super teacher Karen Leese & I created a mapping assignment that helped her grade 4 students demonstrate competency in a several of the social studies standards, as they learned about Malaysia and a variety of its characteristics.

The map making instructions include a link to […]

Bottle Volume Calculator

Please copy and use my bottle volume calculator. This is one of those times that the spreadsheet skills I often teach can be put to a very practical use.

I have been homebrewing for a few years now, and I like to bottle my homebrew using glass bottles that I collect from wherever I can get […]

Google Photos Slideshow

Most elementary teachers post photos of their students regularly. Over the years there have been many services that help create slideshows. If a school is a GAFE school, and teachers are expected to not use any outside services to share photos, options for slideshows are very limited. Picasa has been a favorite at my school, […]

Embed Form Into Blog

How to embed a Google Form into a Blogger blog post.

Google Forms for Student Evaluation

This is an idea that was inspired by Brent Brayko’s teacher evaluation form. I later adapted the idea to use to evaluate student presentations. This type of formĀ is very easy to create, and by using formMule students can receive feedback immediately. Watch the video below to learn how to do this.

formMule tutorials

Google Docs Revision History Explained

Google Docs revision history explained.

Make Movies From Google Photos

Now that Google Photos has taken over, and Picasa has been left behind, it is time to move forward and take advantage of the new features. Photos allows you to make slideshow type movies from your photos you have uploaded to Google Photos, but there’s one catch. You can only do this using the app […]

Time Magazine Template

Copy my free template I created for fifth grade students who were working on a research project about social change. Part of the research included investigating the person or people who are responsible for this movement. One of the options for presenting the research was to create a “Time Magazine cover” with this person on […]