Power Searching with Google

Power Searching with Google

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Hope to see you in one of the upcoming classes!


Bookshare and Read:OutLoud

Michigan’s Integrated Technology Supports (part of the Michigan Department of Education) has a great series of video tutorials for understanding and getting started with Bookshare and Read:OutLoud.




I’ve posted links to these sites on the Assistive Technology LibGuide as well.

Apps in Education: Collaborative App Guide for the Classroom – Monique Dalli (Guest Blogger)


This post includes a link to a great crowd sourced list of apps, along with ideas for classroom use: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ksErw8AHdaFoyNJcONIO44GYUqx83lHj3mucr70gJ…


7 management techniques for dealing with tech in the??classroom – Home – Doug Johnson’s Blue Skunk Blog


Great common sense advice and tips for how to manage technology distractions in the classroom.


How to tell if a ???shark in flooded city streets after a storm??? photo is a fake in 5 easy steps ?? Southern Fried Science


How not to get fooled by images on the Internet. The ‘check Snopes.com’ advice is great for all sorts of stories you find online.

He also shows you how to search Google Images with a picture (rather than a keyword).



I’ve shared Wallwisher before (it’s what we used to gather ideas for last June’s Edcamp), but I hadn’t looked at it recently. They’ve updated the site and it’s even better than before. You can get started with one click (and later set the wall to private if you’d like by creating an account) and easily add text, links, images, and other files to your wall simply by dragging and dropping the files.

Wallwisher even works great on the iPad now, too!

Wallwisher is a great tool for students to gather ideas and questions on a topic. I’ve heard from lots of teachers who use it as a formative assessment tool.



phrase.it – Speech Bubble Photos Within Seconds

Use  phrase.it to easily add speech bubbles to photos. Upload your own, or try it out with a randomly selected photo.