Tech Tool of the Month: NowComment Part 1

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NowComment is a collaborative tool that allows students (and teachers) to have online conversations about a Microsoft Word or Excel document, PDF, image, website, or a text created within the NowComment site. Become a member for free and access features including sorting comments, creating assignments, hiding comments, replying privately, and unlimited collaboration between the teacher … read more »


Let’s Talk About: Learning First, Technology Second

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This week we started the TeachersFirst®️ summer book study. Our text this year is Learning First, Technology Second (ISTE, 2017) by Liz Kolb.  I first learned of Dr. Kolb and her work with instructional technology through my work with the ISTE Edtech Coaches PLN.  Dr. Kolb was the featured author in a session hosted by … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Flipgrid Part 1

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Flipgrid, a Microsoft product, is a free tool that allows teachers to create digital spaces called grids where students record video answers to a posed question. This tool gives all students a voice and is great for a quick formative assessment for understanding. Once the grid and question are created, simply share the code with … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: TimelineJS Part 1

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Northwestern University’s Knight Lab: TimelineJS is a web tool you can use to create beautiful and interactive timelines. The timelines use text and media links entered into a Google Sheet template provided by the site – it’s even easier than it sounds. You can add a variety of media sources: YouTube, Google Maps, Twitter, and … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Google Keep Part 1

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Google Keep is a device-agnostic tool for note-taking, organizing, collaborating, curating resources, and sharing text, images, websites, lists, voice recordings (on mobile devices, not available on desktop), and more. Google Keep requires you to have a Google account but is free. Notes can be color-coded, and labels can be added. These reminder notes appear like … read more »