Wednesday, May 28, 2014

As the year ends, Please keep in mind!

I want to invite you to check out my Technology Integrationist website. I have consistently over the years added content on technology professional development provided by me to the Muscatine Community School District. I have provided instruction on all of these topics:

1:1 Handbook/Bootcamp
Digital Citizenship
Google Groups
Google Mail
Google Drive/Documents
Organization of you Google Drive
Google Chrome Applications
Google+/ Google+ Hangouts
Google Sites
Google Calendar
Automatic Grading in Google Forms
iLife Training
iPad Applications

On my site you will find tutorials provided in video format as well as written steps on how to use these different applications. If you are looking to learn more about technology uses that could assist you in your teaching. Please feel free to review the videos/tutorials provided on my website. 


Monday, May 5, 2014

Chalkup by Google Education

     Chalkup, has developed a new platform for the blended learning experience.  In Chalkup, all discussions, assignments, materials, and grades are in one place. The interface is clean and very easy to use. The teacher and student have all tabs/links available to the end user in easy to use format. Teachers can create and share assignments, store and view class materials, and even set grades all in one centralized location. Students can create their own To-Do’s and will always know what to do next, what the class is discussing, and how to get help on your schoolwork. Chalkup is available within your Google education suite, so teachers and students may use their Google accounts to administer Chalkup.  As a teacher you may use Chalkup as a tool for class discussions, assignments, course materials, grading, messages, and flashcards. In Chalkup, all discussions, assignments, materials, and grades are in one place. Grading tools are built into the application so teachers may easily grade right within Chalkup and move to graded area built into the application. Teachers for years have complained to me about how to stay organized in their Google Drive accounts. I have given many professional developments about how to accomplish this task, but with Chalkup the organization is done for teachers and students. Chalkup is very similar in features to Edmodo. In my opinion, the benefits of using Chalkup over Edmodo are the grading tools, the integration with your Google education accounts, the easy to read and clean interface, and the more accurate connection between Google drive and Chalkup. Please feel free to check out Chalkup:

Link to Chrome Application:
Link to Chalkup Website: