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*** Techie Tuesday 2/11/2020 ***

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Hi, Blog Followers! Here is this week's Techie Tuesday. You can see all of my weekly slides and access all of the links by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck. As we get ready to head off for our well deserved break, be sure to give yourself time off to recharge. Today's quote from Minda and the accompanying article are both in line with that. Let me know what you think of what I've been sharing and if I can add anything else to make it more meaningful and useful for you.


I aim to be as easily accessible as possible so I can help as many folks as I can. With that in mind, you can make an appointment with me right on my website, which is also easy to remember because it's just SimmonsClassroom.com. If you see a slot open, you can grab it! I've gone back and forth between the MS and HS almost 10 times in a day before. I love to get my steps in! You can book me for anywhere from 15 minutes to the entire da…

Videos -> SAMR, Edpuzzle, #eduducttape and more. (Techie Tuesday 2/4/2020)

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Hi, Blog Followers! Here is this week's Techie Tuesday. You can see all of my weekly slides and access all of the links by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck. Do you have an assignment that you want me to dig into for you? Please send it my way! Just like I shared in last week's slide, SAMR shouldn't be thought of a ladder really. It's all about swimming laps. I'm here to coach you as you swim so you can improve your performance. Even the best athletes have a coach, right?


I aim to be as easily accessible as possible so I can help as many folks as I can. With that in mind, you can make an appointment with me right on my website, which is also easy to remember because it's just SimmonsClassroom.com. If you see a slot open, you can grab it! I've gone back and forth between the MS and HS almost 10 times in a day before. I love to get my steps in! You can book me for anywhere from 15 minutes to the…

Let's focus more on SAMR and integration, Blog Followers. (Techie Tuesday 1/28/2020)

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Hi, Blog Followers! Here is this week's Techie Tuesday. You can see all of my weekly slides and access all of the links by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck. Do you have an assignment that you want me to dig into for you? Please send it my way! Additionally, I've been taking existing worksheets, like the video/audio reflection sheet in this week's slide, and creating digital versions that are easy to share with your students. Although on the substitution end of the SAMR pool, it's a great way to get your feet wet. Have something you do on paper that you want to do digitally? Send it to me and I'll generate it for you!
What prep block do you have this trimester/quarter? Block 1  |  Block 2  |  Block 3  |  Block 4  |  Block 5  |  Block 6  |  Block 7  |  Block 8  |  n/a


I aim to be as easily accessible as possible so I can help as many folks as I can. With that in mind, you can make an appointment with me …

Let's focus more on SAMR and integration... (Techie Tuesday 1/21/2020)

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Hi, Blog Followers! Here is this week's Techie Tuesday. You can see all of my weekly slides and access all of the links by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck. For this week's Techie Tuesday, I'm switching stuff up a bit to focus a bit more on SAMR in terms of specific ways that you can modify what your students are doing to integrate more technology into your classroom. You can learn more about SAMR on this webpage. Do you have an assignment that you want me to dig into for you? Please send it my way! Additionally, I've been taking existing worksheets, such as the TED talk worksheet, and creating digital versions that are easy to share with your students. Although on the substitution end of the SAMR pool, it's a great way to get your feet wet. Have something you do on paper that you want to do digitally? Send it to me and I'll generate it for you!

I aim to be as easily accessible as possible so I c…

How is tech changing your pedagogy? (Techie Tuesday 1/14/2020)

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Hi, Blog Followers! Here is this week's Techie Tuesday. You can see all of my weekly slides and access all of the links by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck.

The question I pose in this week's slide is how do you feel that tech has changed your pedagogy? Where do you feel like your lessons fall on the SAMR ladder? You can learn more about SAMR on this webpage and I'll be sharing more in the weeks ahead.
"I feel like I am using tech for..." Substitution  ...  Modification   ...   Augmentation   ...   Redefinition


Here is a reminder of ways I can serve you. Please do your best to make the appropriate selection when booking your appointment so I have a better sense of what you are looking for. Co-Teaching: Two heads are better than one! Let me teach with you for a day! We can work together to make sure that problems are solved and students get the individual attention they need. I should probably be involv…

This Techie Tuesday has a pretty important update for you! (1/7/2020)

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Hi, Blog Followers! Happy New Year, my friend! I hope you had a relaxing vacation and that it has recharged you to hit the ground running on 2020. 
Here is this week's Techie Tuesday. You can see all of my weekly slides and access all of the links by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck.



Here is a reminder of ways I can serve you. Please do your best to make the appropriate selection when booking your appointment so I have a better sense of what you are looking for. Co-Teaching: Two heads are better than one! Let me teach with you for a day! We can work together to make sure that problems are solved and students get the individual attention they need. I should probably be involved in your planning as well for this to be most effective. Google Expeditions would be included in this option.Feedback: Our students crave timeline and specific feedback. Teachers are no different. Invite me over and let me join your class! I can …

It's your last techie Tuesday of the decade! (12/17)

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Hi, Blog Followers! As we head into 2020, I am wondering if there is enough interest to warrant offering 30 minute group "techie trainings". I know that many teachers struggle to find a way to connect with me between 7 and 2 given their other commitments. Topics could include a multitude of Google tools, virtual and augmented reality, creative apps, replacing paper assignments with a digital option... there are so many ideas in my head!
Would you be interested in attending 30 minute workshops after school? Yes - No - Maybe

Here is this week's Techie Tuesday. You can see all of my weekly slides and access all of the links by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck.



Here is a reminder of ways I can serve you. Please do your best to make the appropriate selection when booking your appointment so I have a better sense of what you are looking for. Co-Teaching: Two heads are better than one! Let me teach with you for a day…