Special Tech Teach

"Teacher by Trade, Tech Geek by Choice" Helping teachers, especially those in Special Education, bring technology into their classrooms- written by Google Certified Teacher, Melissa Murphy.

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Excellent Extension: Extensity

So if you are anything like me, any time you hear about a great Google Extension, you add it right away! You play with it, […]

Teaching the Drag and Drop in Google Drawings, or "Wait, you actually USE Drawings?"

One of the most under-utilized tool in the Google suite is Google Drawing. In my experience, most people who use Drawing use it out of […]

Our Voices Matter- Experiences from ECET2 NJ.

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend my second ECET2 conference. My first Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching conference was at Raritan Valley […]

New Tutorial: Turning Google Forms responses into Charts

Recently, I've written a few Computer Skills tutorials on Google Drive applications for Tutsplus.com  My latest tutorial was inspired by friends who were looking to […]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Forms: DIfferentiated Forms

Hello again! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. This past Monday, I presented at the NJASCD conference "Chromebooks and the Common Core" on the […]

Excellent Extension: Readability Redux

As a Special Education teacher, there are often articles or websites I want my students to visit during class. However, they often get visually overwhelmed […]

The Danger of TTWWADI, or "That's the Way We've Always Done It"

Sitting in class today, we read an excerpt from Understanding Digital Kids by Ian Jukes, Ted McCain, and Lee Crockett. The authors discuss the challenges we […]

Google Forms Tip: Changing Response Destination

Here's a quick tip for teachers who teach the same content in multiple periods. In a few quick steps, you can have students in separate […]

TIP: Embedding Videos in your Google Forms

In the past month, I have given a few Professional Development workshops on Google Apps for Education. A common question I get is "how do […]

Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus!

"The endangered Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus (Octopus paxarbolis) can be found in the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula in the Republic of Cascadia, peacefully […]

"If This Then That"- Google Drive Edition

As teachers, we can at times feel isolated from others. You might be "locked in a box" with 25 students all day, or you might […]

Google Form Tip: How to Prepopulate a List in "Choose From a List"

As I'm sure many of us know, even when you think you are well-versed in any aspect of life, there is always more to learn! […]

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