TechNotes

Devoted to advancing technology in education by integrating technology into the PreK-16 environment. Our blog has all the latest edtech tips and tricks, resources, and more for educators.

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Better Together: Why Sharing Is Integral to Future Ready Librarianship

These days, we’re more connected than ever. We can connect to PLNs through various hashtags on Twitter. And as librarians, we can share photos and […]

Holiday Websites, Apps, and Extensions

The holidays are upon us and there are so many fun and interactive websites, apps, and extensions that you and your students can take advantage […]

Must-Have Maker and Robot Tech Gifts This Holiday

Are you pine-ing for some new, must-have makerspace gadgets? Or are you ready to spruce up your program with some awesome robots? Don’t HEMlock and HAW around; […]

Must-Have Tech Gifts for Android Users

Whether you are an Android lover or just an Android user, you will find this list of gift ideas will make you green with envy. […]

Six Google Strategies to Challenge Students

Facing a difficult challenge? You want/need to spur students to self-assess to achieve greater learning? In this blog entry, you will learn six exciting strategies […]

Show Appreciation for Your Technology Staff

When I became a technology director in 1995, our department consisted of myself, two trainers, and a part-time secretary. When I left the district in […]

Your Must-Have Microsoft Gadgets and Apps for the Holidays

Are you making a list and checking it twice? As you prepare your list for Santa Claus, give some thought to these Microsoft gadgets. Here […]

Technology Makes a Difference for Elementary Learning

Finding research that definitively proves that the use of computers/technology makes a difference in learning has been difficult, primarily due to the many variables that […]

Closed Captions in Google Slides

Last month, Google rolled out automated closed captions for Google Slides. Thanks to this exciting update, now when you present with Google Slides, you can […]

STEAM Learning with the Paper Chain Challenge

Every teacher could use a few team-building STEAM challenges to keep in their back pocket. Bonus points if they’re inexpensive to set up and focus […]

Five Steps to 1:1 Deployment

“We’d like to meet and discuss our upcoming Chromebook deployment,” said the director. “We want to make sure we’re checking all the boxes.” As I […]

Join Us Live for a Virtual Chat with Santa!

Ever wonder how Santa preps for the holidays? Curious to know how many elves work in the North Pole? Scratching your head about how St. […]

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