Sunday, November 27, 2016

G Suite for Education - Digital Reading Resources for K-12

Classrooms must be focused on the connections between teachers and students. Technology can serve as enhancements to these connections. Digital resources can also support content understandings and the development of essential skills for students.

Objective: Connect teachers and students with resources to enhance teaching and learning in all classrooms.
Chrome Apps and Extensions, along with Google Drive Add-ons and Apps, can provide valuable support for reading in all subject areas.

Guiding Question: How can G Suite for Education support and enhance teaching and learning in your classroom?
We’ve done our best to select resources that are highly rated and do what they should do without a huge learning curve. Many of the resources are free, but some do have premium options available at an additional cost. We recommend exploring the free features before considering any pay options.

Click here to explore our Google Tools for Reading.

Additional Google tools for teachers and students can be found in our shared resource folder: EdTech and G Suite Resources

The Google Chrome Webstore supports keyword searches for additional Apps and Extensions connect to specific Language Arts resources.

Special thanks to my PLN for sharing so many of these valuable resources. Please feel free to suggest additional resources using the Comment feature in Google Docs.


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Holiday Shopping Guide for Teachers - Saving Money in 2016


It’s that time of year again. Time to shop for the holidays. It will probably come as no surprise that I spend / save and even earn (a little bit of money) shopping online year round.

Here are some tips we’ve put together to help teachers, their families, and just about anyone save a little green this holiday season.

1. Online Cashback

There are many sites that take advantage of online advertising to provide the consumer with coupons and cashback for major retailers.  They also provide links to some great online coupons from major retailers. They are free and easy to use. Combine this with rewards on a credit card and it starts to add up. Mr. Rebates and Ebates are two great resources for online shopping.

2. Apple

iPad, iPod or Macbook? Apple typically runs the once a year sale on Black Friday online and in store. The MacRumors Site typically has the most updated details about Apple Store Sales

I would recommend visiting the Apple Black Friday Deals from Forbes Online.



3. Android / Chromebooks


Most major online retailers will run a variety of sales throughout the year. I would recommend starting with Amazon Online when looking for the best prices.

Most mobile service providers will include deals on phones when you sign up for a contract, but smart shoppers can often find great deals online. I recommend the Android Authority Site if you are looking for any Android devices outside of a mobile contract.

4. Amazon and eBay

Great places to shop. You will frequently find the best prices here.  Remember that you are not always buying directly Amazon. Like eBay, Amazon has items for sale from other companies and independent sellers.  Both eBay and Amazon have incredible customer support. Mr. Rebates and Ebates also support Cashback for both sites.

Learn more about Amazon Prime Membership to save on shipping.

Learn more about the eBay Bucks to earn cashback on all of your eBay purchases.

5. Union Membership Card

Did you know that both the NEA and AFT posts some excellent deals for teachers? These deals include: merchandise, restaurants, and travel.


6. Deal Websites – Online and in Store

There are a variety of websites that compile information about sales and deals year round. My favorite is  the Wise Bread site.



7. Protecting Your Credit Card Online

Most online stores / credit card companies do a great job taking care of credit card purchases, but a great way to pay from a lot of online purchases is to use PayPal. It’s free and provides an extra layer of security between your credit card and online shopping.

8. The Rest of the Story - More Online Shopping Resources

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Online Electronics Retailers

Unique and Creative Gifts

Monday, November 14, 2016

Google Tools for English Language Arts - G Suite for Education

Classrooms must be focused on the connections between teachers and students. Technology can serve as enhancements to these connections. Digital resources can also support content understandings and the development of essential skills for students.

Objective: Connect teachers and students with resources to enhance teaching and learning in Language Arts Classrooms.
Chrome Apps and Extensions, along with Google Drive Add-ons and Apps, can provide valuable support for Language Arts Classrooms.

Guiding Question: How can G Suite for Education support and enhance teaching and learning in your classroom?
We’ve done our best to select resources that are highly rated and do what they should do without a huge learning curve. Many of the resources are free, but some do have premium options available at an additional cost. We recommend exploring the free features before considering any pay options.

Click here to explore our Google Tools for Language Arts.

Additional Google tools for teachers and students can be found in our shared resource folder: EdTech and G Suite Resources

The Google Chrome Webstore supports keyword searches for additional Apps and Extensions connect to specific Language Arts resources.


Special thanks to my PLN for sharing so many of these valuable resources. Please feel free to suggest additional resources using the Comment feature in Google Docs.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Recharge Learning - Digital Science Resources for K-12

G Suite for Education

Recharge Learning  - Digital Science Resources for K-12

Classrooms must be focused on the connections between teachers and students. Technology can serve as enhancements to these connections. Digital resources can also support content understandings and the development of essential skills for students.

Objective: Connect teachers and students with resources to enhance teaching and learning in Science Classrooms.
Chrome Apps and Extensions, along with Google Drive Add-ons and Apps, can provide valuable support for Science Classrooms.
Guiding Question: How can G Suite for Education support and enhance teaching and learning in your classroom?
Click here to learn about our Google Resources for Science

We’ve done our best to select resources that are highly rated and do what they should do without a huge learning curve. Many of the resources are free, but some do have premium options available at an additional cost. We recommend exploring the free features before considering any pay options.
Additional Google tools for teachers and students can be found in our shared resource folder: EdTech and G Suite Resources
The Google Chrome Webstore supports keyword searches for additional Apps and Extensions connect to specific science courses (Physics, Chemistry, Biology . . . ). We recognize that many science courses are very specialized, but we’ve chosen not to isolated resources into specific curriculum categories.

Special thanks to my PLN for sharing so many of these valuable resources. Please feel free to suggest additional resources using the Comment feature in Google Docs.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Recharge Learning - Digital Math Resources for K-12

G Suite for Education

Recharge Learning - Digital Math Resources for K-12

Classrooms must be focused on the connections between teachers and students. Technology can serve as enhancement to these connections. Digital resources can also support content and the development of essential skills for students.
Objective: Connect teachers and students with resources to enhance teaching and learning in Math Classrooms.
Chrome Apps and Extensions, along with Google Drive Add-ons and Apps, can provide valuable support for Math Classrooms.
Guiding Question: How can G Suite for Education support and enhance teaching and learning in your classroom?

Click here to learn more about Google Resources for Math

We’ve done our best to select resources that are highly rated and do what they should do without a huge learning curve. Many of the resources are free, but some do have premium options available at an additional cost. We recommend exploring the free features before considering any pay options.

Additional Google tools for teachers and students can be found in our shared resource folder: EdTech and G Suite Resources
The Google Chrome Webstore supports keyword searches for additional Apps and Extensions.

Special thanks to my PLN for sharing so many of these valuable resources. Please feel free to suggest additional resources using the comments below.