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Rachel Yurk
Works at Cedarburg School District
Attended University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Lived in Glencoe, IL
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Five for Friday - Resources I Just Had to Share
This week while working on the resources for the monthly Digital Teacher Challenge in my district, I spent some time digging into Apps.  Our theme for February is Get Appy!  I concentrated on apps for all different tools as we have Chromebooks (Chrome Webst...
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Geo fun with Google Maps
I could spend all day exploring the great things to do with maps in the classroom.  Between Google Earth and My Maps, there are so many ways to explore the earth and connect it to content in the classroom.  As I prepare to teach a class on this for staff, I...
I could spend all day exploring the great things to do with maps in the classroom. Between Google Earth and My Maps, there are so many ways to explore the earth and connect it to content in the classroom. As I prepare to te...
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Video on a Chromebook - No Problem!
More and more schools are equipping students with Chromebooks as another tool in the toolbox of the 21st Century educator.  Making use of the webcam is something that kids love to do but using it requires opening up app and resources that are not always the...
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PowToon That!
PowToon announced today that they are giving away $10 Million of classroom accounts for the school year!  How cool is that?  Wondering what PowToon is and why you might want to sign up?  Read on.... PowToon allows you to create great animated lesson plans a...
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Focused Presentations
In an effort to focus as well as digitize the learning experience for students there are a number of resources out there to explore.  Many of them with similar features. Working with teachers it becomes challenging to know just what would be the preferred r...
In an effort to focus as well as digitize the learning experience for students there are a number of resources out there to explore.  Many of them with similar features. Working with teachers it becomes challenging to know ju...
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Take a Tour or Create your Own!
Google Earth Tour Builder , while not a new tool is one that came to mind after sharing yesterday's post about the resource myHistro .  Both tools are similar and make use of maps and visuals.  Google Tour Builder combines Google Earth and a slideshow in wh...
Google Earth Tour Builder, while not a new tool is one that came to mind after sharing yesterday's post about the resource myHistro.  Both tools are similar and make use of maps and visuals.  Google Tour Builder combines Goog...
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Quizizz - Make Learning Fun!
There are a number of review tools available for teachers to use to add interest to studying information.  I hear the sounds of Kahoot , S ocrative and Formative and I get encouraged by the excitement that is stirred in students through gamifying studying t...
There are a number of review tools available for teachers to use to add interest to studying information. I hear the sounds of Kahoot, Socrative and Formative and I get encouraged by the excitement that is stirred in student...
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Dress up those Presentations!
A while back I learned about Slides Carnival as a resources for some great presentation templates to dress up Google Slides.  I used many of them and was pleased with how easy they were to copy and use.  Slides Carnival not only provides you with great temp...
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Simple Formative Assessment
I am always looking for an easy way to digitally complete formative assessment for teachers.  It seems like there are always so many different hoops to jump through to get to the actual assessment piece and so when my friend Tim Childers  tweeted out about ...
I am always looking for an easy way to digitally complete formative assessment for teachers.  It seems like there are always so many different hoops to jump through to get to the actual assessment piece and so when my friend ...
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So Many Ways to Show What You Know
This summer it seems there have been some really great resources made available to educators across multiple platforms.  Capturing the learning and understanding of students is and important goal for educators. but being able to capture it digitally and aut...
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Creativity Using Drawings in Google Docs
Chromebooks have a lot of great abilities that are often underused.  One such ability is the webcam. In many schools where we turn off the student's access to Google Hangouts, the students are left with few uses for the webcam.  However, the webcam can be a...
Chromebooks have a lot of great abilities that are often underused.  One such ability is the webcam. In many schools where we turn off the student's access to Google Hangouts, the students are left with few uses for the webca...
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Visual Timelines with Discussions
The ability for students to create and explore is a large part of the benefit to technology use in the classroom.  Teaching history is one of the areas in the curriculum where we often tell kids about events when we could be showing, exploring and interacti...
The ability for students to create and explore is a large part of the benefit to technology use in the classroom.  Teaching history is one of the areas in the curriculum where we often tell kids about events when we could be ...
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Instructional Technology Specialist
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  • Cedarburg School District
    Instructional Technology Specialist, 2014 - present
  • Muskego/Norway Schools
    Technology Integrator, 2010 - 2014
  • School District of New Berlin
    Teacher, 1992 - 2001
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Glencoe, IL - Waukesha, WI - Whitewater, WI - Brookfield, WI
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I am an educator working as and Instructional Technology Specialist.  I am a Google Education Trainer, SMART Master Trainer and the Chair of the Wisconsin Discovery Educator Network.  I enjoy running, camping and spending time with my family.
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  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    BS Education
  • Aurora University
    MS Education
  • Cardinal Stritch University
    Instructional Technology Coordinator
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