Starting a new journey and saying goodbye Starting a new journey and saying goodbye

Starting a New Journey

For the past 18 years I have had the honor of working in Instructional Technology at the district level. I came on board as the first Instructional Technology Facilitator in HCPS and my role has expanded and grown as the years have passed.  For 13 of these years, I have been able to collaborate with […]

Have a little Summer Learning fun!

Summer Learning Activities

The school year has ended, but that does not mean the fun has to end! We have gathered some resources for learning throughout the summer. Whether you are leading summer learning programs, looking for activities for your children, or adding resources for engagement, add these tools to your toolbox. Keep sharpening your saw while having […]

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Closing Out the 2020-2021 School Year

We know things get busy as you close down your classrooms and look forward to a break, whatever your plan may be for next school year. As we wind down from the challenges we have faced this year, we wanted to provide a few end-of-year reminders for you. Adobe Spark If you used Adobe Spark […]

Thinking Ahead to 2021-2022

Thinking Ahead to 2021-2022

This past year has certainly been full of challenges. Teachers, students and families were pushed and pulled in many directions. However, in all of these hardships were opportunities for growth. It is often in the most difficult of times that we dig deep to find our creativity, resilience and strength to move things forward. It […]

Edit and version history in Google Docs and Sheets

New Features for Edit and Version History In Google Docs & Sheets

In the past, you have been able to use the File menu to see the version history in Google Docs and Google Sheets. This would allow you to see all of the versions by date, time and the name of the person who edited the file. Although this has been extremely helpful, Google is now […]

Introducing Wakelet Student Accounts

Introducing Student Wakelet Accounts

What?!? Student Accounts in Wakelet? Wakelet is one of our favorite multipurpose instructional tools. Until now, students under 13 could add to a teacher’s collection of resources and create content in Spaces. But now, thanks to listening to the voices of teachers, Wakelet has added the ability to create secure student accounts simply by using […]

Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 asks everyone to thank a teacher

We Appreciate You!

Thank you! These two words are often lost in the shuffle of life, and over the past year teachers have been asked to go way beyond the norm in order to support student learning, growth and well-being. We just wanted to pause from our regular how-to or tech integration posts to take a moment to […]

What is Cloud Search?

Cloud Search Makes Finding Things Even Easier

Have you ever needed to find something in your Google life only to not remember if it was a calendar event, email, or document? Of course there is search within Calendar to look for events, search in Email to find emails, and search in Drive to find particular files. But did you know you can […]

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Technology in the Classroom: Getting Back to Basics

Now that the majority of students have returned to in-person learning, it’s time to talk again about Technology Integration strategies that will make best use of the digital tools we have in the district. For the last year, we have been thrown into an environment where every lesson, every activity and every strategy you were […]

Google Workspace Updates

Google Workspace Updates

There are several new features coming your way within Google Workspace!  Check out these useful updates! Google Classroom: Rich Text Formatting Now you can create assignments and posts with rich text formatting. This includes bulleted lists, bold, italics and underlining. Now you can bring emphasis and organization to your Google Classroom! Google Slides: New Presentation […]

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