Adventures in Google Classroomland: I Learned Something New Today!

  Last time in Adventures… ~~~~~~~~ I attended the annual #iceindiana conference in Noblesville Friday.  Its the annual gathering of teachers around the state interested in technology in the classroom.  All the sessions are lead by teachers or former teachers who are now working in professional development and/or edtech in some other capacity.  This is…

Tech Review: Quizlet

I don’t recall if I’ve reviewed this app before or not.  If so, this would be considered an update.  If not, I have no idea what I was waiting to tell you! So, as my Adventure in Google Classroomland continues, I became frustrated with my students’ lack of interest/desire/motivation to learn and practice using their…

Adventures in Google Classroomland: Fine tuning the Instrument

Last week in Adventures… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The most amazing thing happened this week.  Except for the minor inconvenience of having to log into Versal every single time someone wanted to work on the lesson, nothing went wrong.  Students came into the classroom, opened up Chromebooks, logged in and quietly got to work; all before the bell…

Teacher vs Parent and the Wonderful World of Technology

Parent/Student conference season has arrived.  The one time of the year where teachers strive to empower students to see the big picture, students are empowered to work hard and learn and parents feel empowered to sabotage the whole experience. The biggest argument (excuse) for the lack of learning that parents like to use is not enough…

Adventures in Google Classroomland: We Can Do It, Yes We Can!

Last time in Adventures: The First Assignment, Oh My! ~~~~~~~~ I had an epiphany over the weekend.  I figured out how to get my Versal lesson to open and play on the Chromebooks! I double checked the lesson settings, removing all privacy settings and made it completely public.  I then double checked everything on Classroom,…