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How to Merge Multiple Files into a Single PDF with PDF Mergy

As an avid Google for Education user, most of my students’ formal writing is drafted in Google Docs and submitted via Google Classroom. Recently, however, I needed paper copies of a particular assignment for an in-class activity we were doing. Read more…


Creative Student Publishing: 3 Engaging Tech Tools to Try This Year

Student Publishing Ideas

Looking to get a little more creative with student work this year? Allowing students to step outside the publishing box not only teaches them some cool new tech tools, but more importantly, it also helps them consider important (yet often Read more…


Top 12 Benefits of Using Google Classroom

Top 12 Benefits of Using Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a free, blended learning platform that offers a variety of benefits for both students and teachers. Whether you’re a 1:1 class or you just rock the computer carts from time to time, Google Classroom can elevate your Read more…


3 Reasons You Should Use Social Media for Teacher PD

3 Reasons You Should Use Social Media for Teacher PD

Want meaningful teacher PD? Try social media. Admittedly, the idea of professional development via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram may seem a bit odd at first. Sure, social media is a handy way to stay in touch with friends and family, Read more…


How to Become a Google Certified Educator: Level 2

How to Become a Google Certified Educator: Level 1

A little while ago, I wrote about my experience with the Level 1 Google Certified Educator process. If you’re new to the Google Certification process, make sure to read that post first because it covers a lot of the basics. Read more…


Digital Storytelling with Adobe Spark: Why Students Should Use Video to Publish Their Writing

Why Students Should Use Video to Publish Their Writing

Digital storytelling gives students a sense of ownership and a more authentic audience for their writing. It was one of those last-minute ideas that could turn out amazing or go horribly wrong. Luckily, it turned out pretty amazing. But let’s Read more…


Google Drive: 4 Tips Every Teacher (and Student) Should Know

Google Drive tips every teacher and student should know.

I have a confession: Google Drive is my hero. If you’re a Google Drive user, it’s likely you understand my sentiments. It’s hard to not to fall in love with free, user-friendly cloud-based file storage that can be shared, accessed Read more…


How to Create an Em Dash in Google Docs

How to create an em dash in Google Docs

If you’re a grammar or punctuation nerd, it’s likely you understand the satisfaction of a well-placed em dash. Wait, what’s an em dash? You may not recognize the name, but chances are you’ve still seen them around. The em dash Read more…


How to Become a Google Certified Educator: Level 1

How to Become a Google Certified Educator: Level 1

In true nerd fashion, I spent part of my 2016 mid-winter break working on the Google Certified Educator: Level 1 training & exam. Since then, I’ve been approached by many people asking about the certification process and whether or not Read more…


End-of-Year Student Reflection & Feedback with Google Forms

End-of-year reflection with Google Forms

  Of all the Google tools, Google Forms might just be my favorite. It has revolutionized the way I use exit slips, schedule writing conferences, give quizzes, assign book clubs, collect information — the list could go on. Since it’s Read more…