The Purple Parade

Educational Technology blog posts on items such as Google for Education, and other instructional technology topics.

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Posts by The Purple Parade

Common Core State Standards

Who's ready for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)?  It's coming and will be here before we know it!  Today I went to an all […]

Web 2.0 tools

I've spent the summer going doing research and going to workshops to gain more knowledge on using web 2.0 tools in the classroom.  I always […]

What Can Google Apps for Education Do For Me?

     The most recent amazing innovation in teaching is Google Apps for Education.  It is truly unbelievable what this new technology can do for […]

Bring Your Own Device

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) is beginning to become more popular in school districts today.  Due to budget cuts, […]

Shared Reading Online!

One very important part of the reading block in elementary classrooms is shared reading.  Shared reading is when all students are reading together from the […]

Google Forms

I have blogged about Google before, but I'm doing it again!  I am really loving Google Apps for Education the more and more that I […]

Google Powered Tablet (Nexus 7) for Education

This year our district switched to Google Apps for Education.  All students in the district were given a Google account.  Then, our district bought a […]

Virtual Nerd! Awesome Website!!!

I just learned about a video site for math teachers (6th grade and up).  It's called Virtual Nerd (  It has thousands of videos that […]

Doceri - Interactive Whiteboard App

Recently, I've been searching for an app that teachers can use to remotely activate their computers and interactive whiteboard.  I am happy to announce that […]


With the shift in education and the rise of online learning, many teachers and school districts have begun using online learning management systems.  Some well-known […]

What Do You Love? - Google

Here's a new way of "Googling" a topic.  Google has a site called "What do You Love?"  When you type something into the "search […]

Digital Storytelling

What is digital storytelling?  Well, digital storytelling is a project based activity that combines writing, audio, and pictures into a digital story.  When students use […]

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