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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Technology Overload

Update:  I've been wanting to update since school started.  Since the latest iPhone update, I haven't been able to upload my pictures. I know that at one point I was able to set up my Google app for automatic updates.  However, I don't know what happened to that.

I've been sick for the last week or so. I actually had to take off Friday because I was starting to feel like Typhoid Mary.  It's been a great year so far.  The new Promethean board is awesome. I just wish I had the time to create the awesome flip charts of my dreams. For now, I just download off of Promethean Planet. 

To keep my classes up to date and learning off-line, we're doing Edmodo. It's free, SAFE, and easy.  There are many more features that I want to start using.  I'm trying to get some new technology from Donor's Choose. We have a class Pinterest.  We now do eMaps.  Students are even following me on Twitter, which I still am not really sure how to use.

I thought about using Remind 101 but my students said that they just wanted to use Edmodo.  We're allowed to let students use cell phones in class for educational purposes this year.  That's been awesome!  Students can check their grades, google things, and use Edmodo during class.  This is the wave of the future.  I'm thinking more and more of getting a Samsung Galaxy tablet.  Do I need one?  No, but I love to write with a stylus! I did get a small little style for my iPhone from Things Remembered. 

I'm in tech overload and I just want more. I want to go paperless. I want all my documents all the time.  I'm tired of file cabinets, papers, clutter, and looking for things.  I'm considering using Google more.  There is so much to do, so little time.  Okay, time for more tea...I'm having another coughing fit.