What I'm Using: "Slides Carnival" for Gorgeous Presentations using Google Slides

I find myself feeling EXTREMELY underwhelmed regarding the templates that are available in Google Presentations. This site changes all that. I can’t wait to see some of these things in presentations around the web. DESIGN MAKES INFORMATION CLEARER AND IT’S ALSO A MEDIUM FOR PERSUASION. GOOD VISUALS WILL KEEP THE …

What I'm Learning: Blogging for professional growth is (STILL) powerful.

I often forget just how powerful blogging can be as a part of professional growth. What George Couros calls attention to is something I need to remind myself of all of the time. It is why this format won’t die, and why it can be a huge benefit to the …

What I'm Using: Soundtrap (to record audio collaboratively on a Chromebook)

I am always looking for new ways to make podcasts, music, and generally record audio. Because so many of our creation devices are chromebooks nowadays, I believe we need to push what those devices can do. This tool lets you create music and other audio through the web, and it …

What I'm Using: Tackk (for when you want to create a beautiful webpage, like now!)

I love beautifully designed things. It is one of the reason why I love Canva so much, but there hasn’t been a great webpage builder for a very long time, especially not one that allows for the type of commenting and responses that Tackk allows for. My head is swimming …

What I'm Learning: There is a movement toward "Connected Courses" in Higher Ed

I believe deeply in the power of connected learning, and I am so grateful to those who are pursuing it in all forms of education. I really like the structure of “Connected Courses” and the online community that has sprung up around it. Do you think we need something similar …

What I'm Learning: You can now Mirror your Chromebook to an Apple TV with AirParrot

While this may not be a game changer for some. For those who heavily invested in Apple TVs and are now investing a lot in Chromebooks, this is huge! While it isn’t free, I think it could be important to think about strategically purchasing licenses for classrooms. AirParrot – Chrome …

What I'm Learning: Audrey Watters asks really great questions.

This post is from a while ago, but I found it again and was compelled to make sure it gets seen by even more people. The questions she asks were originally for EdTech companies, but I wonder if they should apply to those who are trying to leaders in districts …