July 22, 2018

Never Stop. Keep Going. - HoET114

Never Stop. Keep Going. - HoET114

Do you struggle with impostor syndrome? I do.


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#EdTech Recommendation

 

I have THREE recommendations for you in this episode!

  • Recommendation #1 – Flipgrid to Start the School Year
    • via Twitter from Jeffery Heil by way of Crystal Hurt and Don Yerks, Jr
    • Have every teacher in your district do a @Flipgrid to introduce themselves to parents. Send link to parents and community members. “This is what you should know about me…”
  • Recommendation #2 – Desktop for Instagram
    • This very simple app allows you to access to the Instagram™ mobile website like you can do on your smartphone. You can upload photos from your computer  to Instagram™ :), open and download full HD photos , view your notifications
    • Features:
    •  Post Pictures/Photos/Medias from your computer to Instagram™
    • NEW! Open and Download full HD photos
    • Easy share on Facebook & Twitter
    • Everything you can do normally on your phone on the Instagram™ mobile website (like, follow, comment, browse, ..)
    • https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/desktop-for-instagram/nlhjgcligpbnjphflfdbmabbmjidnmek
  • Recommendation #3 – Add a Popup Message to your Google Docs
    • via Jake Miller
    • Ever wish that you could tell people something when they open up your Google Docs? Maybe “Make a copy of this document, answer the questions and share it with your teacher!” or “This is a draft!”
    • It’s possible.  You just need to add some simple code in the script editor and you can make it happen.  You might be thinking “Simple coding, yeah right !?” If you can C&P and edit text you can do this!
    • Please keep in mind the following:
      • Only Editors will be able to see the popup.  In my testing, someone who is “can view” or “can comment” does not see the popup.  Also, they have to be explicitly shared as editors, not just “anyone with the link can edit.”
      • If you copy the document within your own account, the popup will appear on the copy as well.
      • If someone shared on the document makes a copy, the popup will NOT appear on their copy.
      • If you send the document out on Google Classroom as “Make a Copy for Each Student” it will NOT include the popup in those copies.  I was bummed when I discovered this because it would have been huge for teachers.

Featured Content

  • Never give up.
  • Be persistent.
  • Learn.
  • Get better each day.
  • Be intentional!

As I continue to pursue my passions in education I share some advice a friend recently gave me. I’ve been struggling lately with imposter syndrome and that’s very easy to do in education and the edtech space.

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Robin Limpert – has been an elementary teacher for 25 years and is a Master Teacher, Google Certified Educator, and Project Excellence Award, winner. Robin has taught Title One Reading, Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade in a self-contained classroom in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her heart is with the youngest learners in our school system today.

She began her website in 2015 as a way to share and collect high-quality teaching practices utilizing varied technologies. Robin has a passion for finding and sharing exciting new resources to fit the unique needs of our primary children. She is amazed every day at how quickly our little “Digital Natives” learn, shares, adapts and problem solve when given high-quality technology resources.

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