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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 MichaelScaddan May 10. 2 Replies

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

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MichaelScaddan replied to Derrick Waddell's discussion Cloud Computing
"Very interesting article, easy to understand the information related to business work. It is also helpful how we can increase our mental abilities in the art of business. It is the best opportunity for us. It prove very beneficial for people…"
May 10
pbuononato liked Derrick Waddell's group Moving to the Cloud
Aug 23, 2011
Garrison Daily commented on Derrick Waddell's group Moving to the Cloud
"Teachers are busy and don't have time to invent new ways of doing things. We know the cloud will ultimately make their lives easier, but it's hard to really convince folks who are up to their arse in alligators that it's time to drain…"
Aug 5, 2011
Peter Knowles commented on Derrick Waddell's group Moving to the Cloud
"Making a move to a Chromebook-centered class approach this year, which requires lots of cloud-friendly ideas and an in-the-cloud mindset. Looking for any and all ideas, applications, tips, suggestions, or other info. I'll be sharing my…"
Aug 4, 2011
Kelly Ryan commented on Derrick Waddell's group Moving to the Cloud
"How have most of you contributed to "moving to the cloud"?  Are most schools willing to adopt the notion of "the cloud"?"
Jun 8, 2011
Derrick Waddell replied to V G's discussion Help on starting Google Apps Ed in the group Google Apps for Education
"First, let me correct a couple of misconceptions: 1. You need a domain for the setup, but you don't actually have to a website.  You'll just need access to the DNS records where you will need to create a TXT…"
Apr 15, 2011
Garrison Daily replied to Derrick Waddell's discussion Backup to the Cloud in the group Moving to the Cloud
"I ♥ Google"
Apr 6, 2011
Derrick Waddell added a discussion to the group Moving to the Cloud
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Backup to the Cloud

March 31 was World Backup Day.  I posted a blog outlining some of my favorite backup solutions including Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive.  Are you backing up your data to the cloud?  What are you using?
Apr 5, 2011
Derrick Waddell commented on Jerese Isaac's blog post Are Blogs an effective source of information?
"Personally, I don't look to blogs to find information of the type of information that I would need to cite in formal research.  Rather, blogs for me are a source of ideas.  I follow blogs to hear what other educators are doing, where…"
Feb 27, 2011
Sal P commented on Derrick Waddell's blog post Seven FREE Cloud Tools Every Teacher Should Know
"Nice list. I would add http://Enterthegroup.com, tons of features for group projects, virtual classrooms and productivity/social networking tools for students and teachers. It's also free."
Feb 14, 2011
Heidi Siwak commented on Derrick Waddell's blog post Seven FREE Cloud Tools Every Teacher Should Know
"Thanks! Very useful."
Feb 14, 2011
Wan Fareed commented on Derrick Waddell's blog post Seven FREE Cloud Tools Every Teacher Should Know
"Great list! thanks for sharing ;-)"
Feb 13, 2011
Derrick Waddell posted a blog post

Cr-48: A Teacher's Review

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.htmlSee More
Feb 8, 2011
Derrick Waddell commented on Devon Adams's group I heart Google.
"Looking for suggestions for Chrome extensions. If you have any, please add them to the comments here:http://goo.gl/1EPl7"
Feb 6, 2011
Derrick Waddell posted a blog post

From the Labs: Google Tools You May Not Know

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:…See More
Jan 14, 2011
Kathy Lundstrom replied to Derrick Waddell's discussion Wave Lives! in the group Teachers in Google Wave
"Love it! Thanks for sharing!"
Jan 14, 2011

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Cullman County Schools
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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.

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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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