Derrick Waddell
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Help: Need Online Math Resources!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leonidas Evriviades Sep 15, 2010. 17 Replies

Over on my blog, I recently posted a series of seven free online resources for different subjects areas.  I'd love to hear comments on those to see what other resources you guys are using in your…Continue

Tags: resources, math

Cloud Computing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derrick Waddell Jul 13, 2010. 1 Reply

I'm really excited about what cloud computing can mean for the future of education.  With its low costs and collaborative elements, the cloud offers so many positives for educators.  I recently wrote…Continue

Tags: edtech, Cloud

Better Search Results

Started this discussion. Last reply by Teresa Harper Mar 2, 2010. 2 Replies

During an opening exercise during the first few days of a computer applications class, I noticed that my students (9-12 graders) had a hard time finding information online.  Sure, they were all very…Continue

Tags: Search, Google

 

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Cullman County Schools
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http://www.teachthecloud.com
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About Me
I teach computers and television classes at West point High School in Cullman County, Alabama, where I am also the technology coordinator.

Derrick Waddell's Blog

Cr-48: A Teacher's Review

Posted on February 6, 2011 at 10:53am 0 Comments

Last week, UPS showed up at my door with a box that held inside it a shiny (well, more of a matte-finished) new Cr-48. I've been using it as my sole computing device for over a week now, so I thought I'd offer my thoughts.

http://www.teachthecloud.com/2011/02/cr-48-teachers-review.html

From the Labs: Google Tools You May Not Know

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 6:38pm 0 Comments

From Search to Maps to Docs, Google offers tons of free tools that have had a great impact on technology in the classroom. The best thing about Google, though, is that it is continually innovating. Here are some of my favorite educational applications from Google Labs, Google's test bed for new Internet technology.



Find out what my favorite Google Labs tools are here:… Continue

Four Words to Improve Your Search

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 7:40pm 0 Comments

I'm a huge fan of the free tools that Google offers, as they integrate perfectly into my classroom. Google's best offering, though, is its original--search. Even with some recent competition hot on its heels, Google Search is the best search on the web. Here are four modifiers that I use on a regular basis that make Google Search even more…

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Bridging the Digital Generation Gap

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 6:53pm 0 Comments

I often hear the term "digital native" when discussing the current and upcoming body of students. The implication is that technology is a must use tool in today's schools because these students have grown up with high tech tools and they see the world through a digital lens.


So, if today's students are "digital natives," then my parents' generation of students were "book natives." They grew up with books, and they learned through that medium. That said, were my…
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