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This year I’ve been selected to Edmonton Catholic Emerging Technology’s iPad All Star community. This community of practice has us using the iPad and various apps in different ways in our teaching practice. My challenge to myself was to use the iPad exclusively in my teaching. Right out the door I found I was able to complete most of my daily teaching tasks effortlessly with the iPad. Over a short period of… Read More

I attended a great PD session today where I was shown some great new Google Extensions, Google Dictionary and BeeLine Reader. My next prep will be used to create videos on these two extensions – can’t wait. From Microsoft to Google (with Apple there too) and everything in between, it’s nice to be a part of a district committed to choice. Our students and staff have so many awesome tools at their… Read More

As always, it’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog. So tonight it’s time for a #SchoolTechChallenge update. I began monitoring my use of technology this year and I’ve come to a conclusion… I’m lucky to be working/teaching/collaborating with great individuals and with all kinds of technology. At my disposal I have tech that includes hardware/software for iOS, Android, Windows 10, macOS, and Chrome OS. Each has a purpose. Each benefits… Read More

January always starts the same way for me – I clean up my tech life. Here’s what I do over the course of the month: Clean up (delete) my photos from the previous year. You know, all the screenshots, the 300 food shots, the 789 bursts. All of those shots that I will ever look at again or those I have multiple copies of. I do an annual photo backup of every… Read More

Sometimes thing don’t work the way you want them to. So, clear your browser’s data.

A nice calm Day 7 in the #30DayChromebookChallenge. Nothing special to report today. My entire day was spent in Chrome. When sticking to an ecosystem where everything plays nice then the CB handles everything with ease. There’s a real test coming up next week… the 3D printer we ordered for the school arrived this afternoon so I think the CB will be facing a few hurdles. I’ll keep you posted 🙂 Day… Read More

Today the ECSD Google Ninjas were presented with a challenge – work exclusively with a Chromebook for 30 days. 30 days!!! Some background info about me before I start. I’m a Mac user. Have been for almost 20 years. I’m invested heavily in the Apple ecosystem – friends and family will often call me with a question and I can run them through a solution from memory. In fact, there isn’t a… Read More

I get asked everyday, “why do I always have to put in my ECSD password!?” Well here’s a quick fix. It’s not 100% flawless but it’ll save you some time. ​ ​

I’ve been playing around with Apple Clips tonight. It’s a really cool app. I’ve done a few videos of the family and my kids made a few of them singing – lots of fun. What I like best about Clips though is how easy it is to make mini screencasts in iOS. It used to take me a long time to record and edit videos but those days are now gone. Ideas… Read More

It’s spring time. It’s now a good time to take a good look at your technology. Here are some tips to keep in mind with regards to your devices: Run the latest update. Check in your settings to make sure your OS is up-to-date. Have a passcode lock to ensure no one can access it. Turn on Find iPhone (iOS) and/or activate Android Device Manager so you can find your device if you’ve misplaced… Read More