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ClassroomQ
May 31, 2019

As educators we often encounter those times when multiple students across the classroom have their hand up waiting for assistance. It is extremely hard at times to keep track of whose hand went up first or even what order they all went up over all.

REPLAY: Flipgrid Do’s and Don’ts
May 22, 2019

Flipgrid has published a list of Do’s and Don’ts for getting started using Flipgrid in your classroom. Do’s Do read Flipgrid’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Do follow your school policies around using the application and sharing with other schools Do...

REPLAY: Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Educators
May 15, 2019

If you are looking to enhance your classroom experience for your students through social media, here are some quick dos and don’ts in that practice: Dos Do use separate personal and professional social media accounts.

IM Creator
May 08, 2019

If you are looking for a simple, easy to use, free place to design, publish, and host a website then you need to check out IM Creator. IM Creator makes is really simple to design a website from one of their many free templates that are responsive and i...

Fix OneNote Class Notebook Permissions
April 04, 2019

If you use Microsoft’s OneNote Class Notebook with your students and have encountered issues with the section permissions there is a simple fix for that. Mike Tholfsen (@mtholfsen) recently shared a link (see his Tweet here) that will allow you to quic...

Auto-Save with OneDrive
February 13, 2019

Microsoft has created a new feature in OneDrive as a part of Windows 10. Auto-Save allows you to automatically redirect your documents, pictures, and desktop folders of your user profile to the cloud in OneDrive. It is easy to setup.

Equity Maps
January 29, 2019

In the classroom it is often difficult to ensure that ALL of your students are engaged and taking part in the class discussion. Our goal should be for all students to take part in the class discussion at some point during the class period.

Minecraft: Education Edition 1.7 Update w/Code Builder Included
January 22, 2019

Microsoft’s recent update to version 1.7 of the Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) software has made it even easier for educators to incorporate the coding aspects into their Minecraft curriculum. Now that Code Builder is built-in to the M:EE software...

Fall 2018 Announcements
November 22, 2018

It’s the time of the year for a short break, but I also have a few announcements in regard to both the Randall Black Show and EdTech Shorts.

Ideas for Flipgrid Guest Mode
November 10, 2018

With Flipgrid’s recent addition of Guest Mode, Kristin and Joe Merrill, Flipgrid Ambassadors from Florida, shared some fantastic ideas for using Guest Mode in their classrooms that I wanted to highlight on EdTech Shorts.