Ramblings

Socrative 2.0 Releases Tomorrow

On October 6, 2013, Posted by , in Education Stuff, tags , , with No Comments

Socrative is a great way to get real-time responses and assessment from anyone with a computer, smartphone or other mobile device. It gets its name from the Socratic Method, and is a great way to engage students in the classroom or lecture hall.

Did You Win?

On October 5, 2013, Posted by , in Education Stuff, tags , with No Comments

Now that the school year is in full swing, there is a lot of action going on in the lives of students, parents, and teachers. Unlike in the summer, activities students do now are graded, judged, or critiqued—as it should be to a degree, but as adults we must always…

2013 Florida Sales Tax Holiday—Now Includes Technology

On July 26, 2013, Posted by , in Education Stuff, Tech Stuff, with No Comments

The annual back-to-school Florida sales tax holiday is next weekend, August 2 through August 4, 2013. This year it includes tech items ranging from thumb drives to tablets—even computers if sold for $750 or less. So when you plan your back-to-school shopping don’t forget to include technology.

The Flipped Classroom Explained

On July 20, 2013, Posted by , in Education Stuff, with No Comments

One of the more recent buzzwords in education is the “flipped classroom.” It seems that in most conversations I have heard it in, people use it as a synonym for some kind of new technology in the classroom when in fact it is almost the opposite. While technology can—and should…

Great Organizational Online Resource: Evernote

On April 25, 2013, Posted by , in Tech Stuff, tags , , , with No Comments

Looking for a great way to keep your mélange of information and resources organized? Try Evernote. Evernote is like an all-purpose filing cabinet that lives in the cloud—accessible from your computer, phone, tablet and the web. Not everything that lives in Evernote needs to start life as a digital file.