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TCEA Responds: Beginner's Guide to Classroom iPads
This second grade teacher has new iPads, but needs ideas on how best to use them for learning. Check out all of the resources we provide her.
August 01, 2018
Microsoft iOS Apps on Your iPad
Mix the best of both worlds by using Microsoft iOS apps on your iPad. You’ll discover innovative solutions for both you and your students. Read the blog at
August 01, 2018
Principal Whack-a-Mole with Your iPad
Playing principal whack-a-mole with problems at school can be draining and ineffective. Learn about some iPad apps that can help. Read the blog entry at
August 01, 2018
Chromebook Apps for Young Learners
This blog showcases some Chrome add-ons of benefit to young learners. Explore them with your students to support math and language arts activities. Read the blog at
August 01, 2018
Back to School: Five Tips for CTOs
As teachers and students head back to school, here are five tips for Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) looking forward to an incoming avalanche of support tickets. Each new ticket begs the question, “What did we miss fixing or doing this summer?” Just as the tide of trouble tickets ebbs in time, so do the critical relationships a CTO must maintain. New principals and central office staff challenge the status quo of previous, well-constructed relationships. In this blog entry, join me as we explore relationship-building tips for CTOs. Read the blog at
August 01, 2018
Go Large: Share Your Message Full Screen
Take advantage of these fun alternatives to share links and text in large font sizes on the screen. Go large or go home when sharing! Read the blog online at
August 01, 2018
Infographics Made Simple
Explore these three tips for infographic creation, straight from the “Infographics Made Simple” session at the 2018 TCEA Chromebook Academy. Read the blog entry at
August 01, 2018
Make Thinking Physical: Coding Your Creations
Making thinking visible is so yesteryear. With new digital tools, we can now make thinking physical by building in virtual space or creating 3D designs. Read the blog entry online at
July 10, 2018
Five Google Docs Hacks
Ready to hack your Google Docs experience? Start with these five simple hacks and take advantage of some lesser known Google Docs tools. Read this blog entry at
July 10, 2018
Google Drive Cleaner: Remove Duplicate Files
Ready to rid yourself of duplicate files clogging your Google Drive? Then you will want to read this blog entry. It offers tips on removing duplicate files. Read the blog entry at
July 10, 2018
Five Ways to Succeed with Personalized Learning
Educational leaders want their staff to embrace and routinely practice personalized learning. But what’s the best way to make that happen? Read the blog entry at
July 10, 2018
Humanities Go Digital: Coding and Storytelling
Learn how teaching humanities with coding can enhance learning and retention for your students using the free tool Twine and some imagination. Read this blog entry online at
July 10, 2018
5E Modeling: Engage with Google’s Applied Digital Skills Lessons
Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum is available for free. Consider how you can apply the 5E Model to take these canned lessons to the next level. Read this blog entry at
July 10, 2018
Lesson Planning: 5E Model + Tech with the ISTE Standards (Part Two)
Come along as we continue our exploration of the 5E Model + Technology in the context of a Dust Bowl lesson tied to the ISTE Standards. Read the blog online at
July 10, 2018
Project Management Fundamentals
Karen Fuller (Houston ISD), Diana Benner (TCEA) and I recently had the opportunity to share insights into Project Management at a recent event. I hope you don't mind, but I thought you might enjoy reviewing some of the resources. This is a topic that Diana and I cover in the TCEA InfoTech Director Certification course in a bit more depth. You can see our presentation resources at Sign up for the TCEA IT/Director Certification course online at
June 22, 2018
Create Interactive Learning with a Choice Board
Innovative teachers empower students through the use of the choice board, either in paper or digital format. Learn how and see examples in this blog.
June 18, 2018
Battle Royale: Gaming in Schools
Recent horrific events have brought to the forefront again the debate about online gaming violence and schools. What is your opinion on this issue? Read blog entry at
June 18, 2018
TCEA Responds: Google Shortcuts
Looking for some quick, easy ways to get started with Google Docs or Drawings? You’ll love these Google shortcuts and this handy flyer. Read this blog entry at
June 18, 2018
TCEA Responds: OneNote with Google Classroom?
Having trouble getting your technology aligned? Learn how to best align tools and objectives in this TCEA Responds blog for OneNote and Google Classroom. Read the blog at
June 18, 2018
TCEA Responds: Making Connections
Need to be able to share your educational resources and expertise with educators? Take advantage of these TCEA Responds tips to deepen engagement. Read the blog entry online at .
June 18, 2018
Microsoft Teams Updates
Learn about May 2018 updates to Microsoft Teams’ assignments and more. A handy infographic summarizes other changes you need to be aware of. Read the blog at
June 18, 2018
Design Thinking Learning
Wondering how to encourage STEAM/STEM in all content areas, as well as ensure relevance of Maker Movement, 3D printing and coding? Try design thinking. Read blog entry in its entirety at
June 18, 2018
Napkin PD: Solving Problems Together
Curious about how you can engage educators with multi-device workshops? Model PBL activities in a BYOD setting. Adopt these napkin PD ideas. Read the complete blog entry with embedded images and links at
June 18, 2018
When Text to Speech Matters
Text to speech, as well as speech to text, makes processing new information much easier. In this podcsat, we’ll explore many solutions relevant to text to speech, speech to text, and more. Read the blog entry online at
May 29, 2018
TCEA Responds: Google Shortcuts
Looking for some quick, easy ways to get started with Google Docs or Drawings? You’ll love these Google shortcuts and this handy flyer. Read this blog entry online at
May 29, 2018
UDL Chromebook Opportunities for Learning
Learn how to support Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with Chromebooks using Book Creator for all students in your classroom. Read this blog entry at
May 29, 2018
Panic Pendants: Increasing School Safety
In today’s world, unfortunately, school safety no longer seems a certainty. Learn how panic pendants and other technologies can help to overcome this issue. Read this blog entry online at
May 29, 2018
Make Innovation Possible
Great leaders make innovation possible for their staff by providing multiple avenues for them to learn, both individually and in groups. Here’s how. Read this blog entry (publish date: June 6, 2018) online at
May 29, 2018
Infographics Templates with Google Slides
Students can use these infographics templates in Google Slides to showcase learning in any content area and at any grade level. Read this blog entry when it appears on June 1, 2018 online at
May 29, 2018
A PBL Approach to Texas History
Learn more about the exciting Texas General Land Office (GLO) education resources, sharing lesson plans and activities relevant to Texas history. Read this blog entry at
May 22, 2018
Napkin PD: Transform Learning with Google Tools
Planning out engaging professional development for teachers who use Google Suites for Education? Check out our napkin PD ideas. Read this blog entry and see embedded images online at
May 22, 2018
Lesson Planning: 5E Model+Tech with the ISTE Standards (Part One)
Read the latest on lesson planning with the 5E Model and technology at the TCEA TechNotes blog at
May 17, 2018
District Data Warehouse: Proposal Process
Making the decision to create a district data warehouse is just the first step. Now you have to create a proposal of what you really need. Read the blog entry at
May 16, 2018
Technology End of School Year Procedures
Does your technology department have end of year procedures in place? If not, you may want to review some tips and suggestions available here. Read the blog entry online at
May 15, 2018
Growing Your Technical Support Staff
Ready to learn how to put in consistent professional learning opportunities for your technical support staff? This blog entry offers some suggestions. Read blog entry online at
May 15, 2018
Kindling STEM Learning in Your Classroom
Let’s explore tips for kindling STEM-powered learning in your classroom and rediscover what works best for hands-on learning. Read blog entry online at
May 15, 2018
Coaching Made Less Difficult
The power of collegial coaching cannot be overstated in education. But how do you set up both your mentees and your coaches for success? Read the blog entry at
May 15, 2018
Simple Video Tricks
Video is the medium of today. Here are some simple video tricks to help you capture, edit, and rotate videos so that you look like a pro. Read this blog entry online at
May 15, 2018