Edustructional Technology

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Posts by Edustructional Technology

Tutorial on Using New Google Forms Notification Add-on

Essential Google Forms Add-ons for Educators

In case you were not aware, in October, Google launched add-ons for Forms.  Previously, add-ons had been incorporated in Docs and Sheets but not Forms. […]

Ideas for Using Technology in the Classroom to Teach Skills

Ideas for Using Technology in the Classroom Make sure to read the previous post: Beyond Just Devices: Why We Should Be Teaching Skills and Not […]

New Video Tutorial on Using Google Hangouts for Virtual Office Hours and Professional Development

Beyond Just Devices: Why We Should Be Teaching Skills and Not Tech

As I've written in this blog before, the key to integrating technology into education is not the devices and technologies themselves.  Our job as educators […]

Using autoCrat to Pull Free Responses from a Google Form

One of the best features of autoCrat for Google Sheets is that it works on the spreadsheets generated by a Google Form. Many teachers use […]

Using Google Hangouts for PD

As the only Instructional Technology Specialist in a large rural district, I struggle to find ways to reach out and provide professional development to all […]

5 Ways to Use Slow Motion Video in Science Classrooms

This post was inspired by a conversation that I had with a high school science teacher.  Before becoming an Instructional Technology Specialist, I was an […]

A Classroom Response System for Pre-K

I read a lot of blogs and articles about technology and education.  Unfortunately, the majority of these sites focus on integrating technology in upper grade […]

Please Stop Having Students Gather Research on Paper (Subtitle: Kill Research Notecards)

As a former English teacher, I was once guilty of this egregious sin, the research notecard.  Once upon a time, students were assigned a research […]

Use Marqueed to Annotate Images

One skill that I have noticed receiving renewed interest in education is the process of annotating.  When most educators think about annotation, they have nightmares […]

Effective Technology Integration in Lesson Planning

As an ITS for a school district, I have the opportunity to deliver classes to teachers on how to incorporate technology into their lessons.  It […]

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