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Rachel Yurk
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Beautiful Messaging
I recently came across the tool Pablo by Buffer as a great way to create some really awesome communication graphics.  While intended to be used for social media, I have found it a great resource for creating creative graphic slides for the message boards in...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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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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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 ...

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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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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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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...
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