Category Archives: Ed Tech

Ways to integrate technology within the classroom.

[Infographic] How to Be a Google Power User

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Using Multiple Choice Questions Aligned to Bloom’s Taxonomy

Multiple choice questions (MCQ), when designed with good structure and strategies, can provide an in-depth evaluation of a student’s knowledge and understanding.   According to Is This a Trick Question? A Short Guide to Writing Effective Test Questions “…almost any … Continue reading

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ISTE Standards and “I Can Statements” for Students (2016)

“The 2016 ISTE Standards for Students emphasize the skills and qualities we want for students, enabling them to engage and thrive in a connected, digital world. ” [excerpt from ISTE] Click here to access the standards for students. To help unpack the new standards … Continue reading

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Copy and Paste Like a Pro: Plain Text Formating and Encoding

Have you ever copied some text from a web page or a Google document and then wanted to paste it as simple text into another application (like PowerSchool) without getting all the formatting from the original source? It can be … Continue reading

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Cite Your Sources in Google Docs Using ‘Explore’ & EasyBib Add-on

Are doing a research report using Google Docs and need to cite your sources? Try using the EasyBib Bibliography add-on. Search for books, journals, and websites and format your citations using MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, and over 7K other styles, … Continue reading

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Hogwarts Guide to Company Culture

How does your school culture fit within the parameters of Sara McGuire’s post The Hogwarts Guide to Company Culture? Tech Company Culture Hogwarts Houses | Make an Infographic

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Making Sense of NGSS with Paul Anderson

The American Community School-Amman was fortunate to host education consultant, accomplished keynote speaker and Youtuber, Paul Anderson. Paul met with teachers, students and admin about ways to best apply the Next Generation Science Standards while using best pedagogical practices in … Continue reading

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Printing Made Easier Using Command ‘Print Using System Dialog’

When printing a file from the internet or Google Docs on a Mac device to a networked printer, sometimes the ‘pipes’ get clogged up and your print command doesn’t quite work. You may even get the notice that the printer … Continue reading

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NWEA MAP: Understanding Student Progress Reports

              During parent teacher conferences at ACS-Amman, Tracy Ramberg and I co-presented a parent workshop about understanding the Measures of Academic (MAP) Progress Student Progress Report, which is administered twice per year at ACS-Amman. … Continue reading

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Making a lot out of a little

Support your community. Buy local. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Make something out of nearly nothing. Design. Make. Change. Live your passion. Success is messy. Get dirty. Take risks. Learn from your failures. Be gritty. These phrases, I keep hearing myself say … Continue reading

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