As a user of the Google apps for education (G-Suite tools) I am a pretty heavy user of Google Classroom and Google Drive in my school classroom. They are tools that work well for what I want to get done with my students. A question I frequently get asked about Google Classroom; what is the […]
Posts about technology – gadgets, apps and other stuff.
I recorded this little video in which I explain a little technology stuff, primarily around the evils of the reply all. Although I didn’t mention this in my video, just like if you subscribe to my blog, it also helps if you subscribe to my YouTube channel. It is free and it is easy to […]
**I am reposting this blog because there is another pretty effective phishing scam going around. The bottom line is…if you are already logged into your account, Google, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace (just kidding)…DO NOT log in again if you click on a link that asks you to do so again. It is probably a scam. There […]
I continue to learn new things about my blog now that I have made the big blog move. Initially I set up MailChimp so that people interested in subscribing to my blog would get a weekly update of the items I had posted. Then I discovered a cool little thing called Jetpack for WordPress. Jetpack […]
I often hear my teaching colleagues say things like, “I don’t use technology in the classroom because there was that time I did try it and it didn’t work.” Or, “I pressed a button and ALL my work disappeared and even my neighbour’s really tech-savvy son couldn’t get my work back!” Wow. Imagine if we took […]
Have you heard of the Raspberry Pi mini computer? 10 million of them have been sold!
Now that I have made the switch to using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for most of my teacher-stuff and lesson plans, I no longer struggle with the “all the beautiful formatting I did in the Word doc got messed up!” That’s because when I want to write something or create an assignment, now I […]
I did a follow up video (with better camera focus) on the new Pi-topCEED computer I recently received.
I did a little research into the tech-specs of my new pi-top CEED and here they are: Raspberry pi 3 A 1.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53p 1GB LPDDR2 RAM 4 USB ports 40 GPIO pins Full HDMI port Ethernet port 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Classic and LE) Combined 3.5mm audio jack and […]
After a loooooong wait, my pi-top CEED has finally arrived and is on my desk. When I first opened the box for the pi-top CEED, I was a little nervous. I am a computer user – not a hardware tinkerer. There in front of me was a box of parts. Yikes. So I opened the […]