Saturday, August 13, 2022

Join Me at MoteCon22

I am excited and honored to be presenting at the free, virtual MoteCon22 event on August 19th!

MoteCon is a totally free, online conference with loads of great sessions on using Mote, the awesome Chrome extension that lets you and your students record your voice and add that recording to websites and web tools including Google Docs, Slides, Forms, Classroom, Gmail, and more.

MoteCon will be streamed live on YouTube on August 19th and 20th from 2pm to 6pm EST each day.

You can learn more about the conference and register for free at: https://bit.ly/motecon

Below are details on the session I am presenting - "Creating a Soundboard with Mote and Google Slides" - along with any associated resources. Please feel free to join me for my session. I look forward to sharing and learning with you!

Sunday, August 7, 2022

My Technovation22 Sessions

I am excited and honored to be presenting at Technovation22 hosted by Caldwell County Schools in Lenoir, North Carolina on August 10th!

I always look forward to an opportunity to see old friends, make new friends, share some ideas, and learn so many new things from others.

You can learn more about the conference and register at: https://sites.google.com/caldwellschools.com/ccs-classroom-innovation-tech/

And you can view the full conference schedule at: https://ccstechnovation22.sched.com/

Below is a list of sessions I will be presenting at Technovation22, along with any associated resources. Please feel free to join me for any of these sessions. I look forward to sharing, learning, and chatting with you!

Sunday, July 31, 2022

My 2022 Oklahoma Summit Sessions

I am excited and honored to be presenting at the 2022 Oklahoma Summit in Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 2nd, 2022. 

I always look forward to an opportunity to see old friends, make new friends, share some ideas, and learn so many new things from others.

You can learn more about the conference and register at: https://oklahoma.gov/careertech/oklahoma-summit.html

Below is a list of sessions I will be presenting at the 2022 Oklahoma Summit, along with any associated resources. Please feel free to join me for any of these sessions. I look forward to sharing, learning, and chatting with you!

Sunday, July 24, 2022

My 2022 SPARCC EdTech Conference Sessions

I am excited to be starting my 31st year in education, as well as my 10th year at SPARCC, the Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium, where I serve as a Technology Integration Specialist supporting more that 30 districts in northeast Ohio.

We are once again hosting our annual Educational Technology Conference, this year on Friday, August 5, 2022
  • The conference will be completely online and virtual with a mix of live sessions and pre-recorded sessions
  • This is a FREE conference for teachers, administrators, technology staff, and anyone interested in using educational technology to support teaching and learning. 
  • Certificates of attendance for professional development will be available for each session you watch live or recorded.
  • Recordings of all the sessions will be available afterwards if you can't watch them on the actual date of the conference.
  • This is an excellent way to kick off a new school year with great ideas!
You can get all the details at the conference website at http://conference.apps.sparcc.org/ or see below for all the information, as well as the sessions I will be presenting this year.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Formatting Text in Google Forms

Recently Google announced some updates that will give you more control over the fonts and formatting in Google Forms. This can:
  • make it easier for your students to read the text in the Form,
  • or allow you to create more advanced questions,
  • or simply jazz up the look of your form.
In this post we are going to look at three options.
  • First, how to change the font for different parts of your Form.
  • Second, how to format the text in the title, description, and questions.
  • And third, how to format the text in the answers.
See below for a 6 minute tutorial video and detailed directions on how this works.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

My 2022 SC Midlands Summit Sessions

I am excited and honored to once again present at the South Carolina Midlands Summit this year.

This year the 2022 South Carolina Midlands Summit is
  • Entirely virtual
  • Held on August 3rd
  • Open to all educators
  • FREE!
You can register and get all of the details on the conference website at: 

Below is a list of sessions I will be presenting for the 2022 South Carolina Midlands Summit, along with any associated resources.  I look forward to sharing and learning with you!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Introducing Google Screencast for ChromeOS

Chromebooks have had a screen capture tool for quite awhile which allows you to take a picture or record a video of your screen. 

Well now Google is rolling out a new more powerful tool for Chromebooks called Google Screencast.

With Google Screencast you can:
  • Record your entire screen or portion of your screen
  • Record your webcam and your voice
  • Annotate on the screen while you are recording
  • Generate an automatic transcript of the recording
  • Translate the transcript to any language
  • Edit the screencast by skipping portions of the transcript
  • And much more!
This is an easy way for teachers to create instructional videos, and for students to make recordings to demonstrate their understanding. Let's take a look at how Google Screencast works! 

See below for my 13-minute tutorial video where I do a hands-on demonstration of this new tool, as well as a longer 41-minute interview I did with Andy Russell, Product Manager for Chromebooks in Education, where he talks more about Google Screencast and another new tool called Cast Moderator.