Friday, December 3, 2010


Fun site! Type in a word or words up to 18 characters, and it will spell it out with icons. After it creates your Iconscrabble, you can mouse over each icon to see what company it represents or click and go to that site. Then you can share it to any social media or download it as an image.

See how many of these icons you recognize in this Iconscrabble!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Want to meet the students needs at their level? Students are continuously connected to information through the web and phones. Quizlet is a flashcard program that can do just that. Flashcards created can be viewed on the web, blogs, class pages, shared on Facebook, or even downloaded to SmartPhones! A list of available apps are available on the Quizlet website. For a small fee, users can create flashcards with diagrams, clipart, or images. There are pre-made cards in all subject areas and at all levels.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dropbox - Saved My Day!!

Ever had one of those moments when you just knew you lost everything on your computer? I had one of those moments yesterday! My computer would not boot, and it kept giving me error messages. When it finally came to life, I decided to move some of my documents off of there. Unfortunately, my external hard drive was at home (of course!). I recently tried an application called "Dropbox". You create an account and anything you place in there is available from any computer you have Dropbox installed on. After downloading it, I was quickly able to drag and drop photos, video, and documents into it. Saved! Dropbox apps are available for iPads, iPods, and Androids. Now I have access to my items from any computer and my phone.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Safe Share TV, Showing YouTube Videos Safely

REPOST from other blog!

Since YouTube is more accessible at school, many teachers are using it to enhance their classroom instruction. Though a powerful tool, it comes with a related video list and comments that the teacher may not want to display. Safe Share TV eliminates both of these with ease. Simply paste your YouTube URL into SafeShare.TV and it generates a "Safe Link" URL.

Another great option of using SafeShare.TV is the ability to make a smaller clip of the video. This is great for educators or professionals that only want a segment of the original video. There are a few other options for showing a YouTube video without some of the related videos and comments:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Blog Site!

Welcome to my new blog site! I am excited about the opportunity to better organize and share materials through this blog. Each month, when I visit campuses, there never seems to be enough time to share everything I would like with the teachers. This site will provide a home for my handouts, links, videos, and additional information. Be sure and check back frequently or better yet add me to your reader!

Wondering about the name of my new blog? Well, I am a "peace" maker! I don't like dissension and new technologies seem to stress teachers out. So, my job allows me to help the teachers ease into their new roles as techies. I "love" my job and the teachers I get to work with. I get out of bed in the mornings and enjoy coming to work. Finally, "technology" is primarily what this blog will be about! Therefore, it all seemed fitting for my new blog title!