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Converge-2.0

After months of user feedback, design changes and quality testing, Converge 2.0 is ready to launch!  We have redesigned Converge to be quicker, easier and to provide an improved user experience.  We have relied on great feedback from teachers and students to completely overhaul the user interface to make it…

The thought of Virtual Reality immediately sends my mind racing back to science fiction movies and tv shows like Star Trek.  Recently, companies such as Oculus, HTC and even Sony have been throwing their hat in this arena, trying to bring a fully immersive headset into your living room.  The…

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You can not be around education lately without hearing about the Maker Movement.  I am in love with many elements of the Maker Movement, partly because I have two young boys who are enthralled with creating- everything from legos to catapults.  They love technology and building things.  I was recently…

Blab

Live streaming is taking social media by storm lately.  Users have flocked to Google Hangouts, Periscope and Meerkat in 2015 and it appears live streaming will continue to be the rage in the next year.  The next “big thing” in live streaming is here and it’s pretty Blabulous.  Welcome to…

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Once trapped under Google+, Google Photos has broken free into a completely new service that allows for unlimited video and photo storage.  Last week Google announced Google Photos, a photo storage app for iOS devices and Android devices.  The videos and pictures are also still accessible in your Google Drive.…

meerkat-vs-periscope

              There  has been a lot of talk lately about Meerkat and Periscope, two new apps that allow live video streaming.  Meerkat came out first, but Twitter’s Periscope quickly caught up and passed Meerkat in terms of users. Quick review: Meerkat live video stream…

Iowa 1:1 institute

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Iowa 1:1 Institute.  For the first time ever, I was surrounded by Iowa educators...and it was awesome.  This was a huge deal for me personally because I grew up in Iowa, yet my entire teaching career has been in Kentucky.…

digital-catapult

Many schools across the country are now transitioning to a digital learning environment filled with Chromebooks, iPads, Macbooks and a variety of other student devices.  This is a huge transition for teachers and is often very overwhelming.  How do you utilize these devices in your classroom?  How do you manage…

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Excitement is in the air and twitter is full of edtech hashtags.  This can only mean one thing...the #edtech conference season has started.  If you look at @jrsowash ‘s edtech calendar for this year, there are plenty of chances to check out what’s going on with technology in education.  I…

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