Happy Blogiversary to Me!


Starting today, March 31, I will no longer being updating this blog. Instead, please join me over at www.tuckertechtalk.com!

If you are currently on the mailing list for this blog, you may receive two similar emails today. I have transferred all of the emails on my mailing list over to the new blog, and will discontinue this mailing list Monday morning.

Thank you!


Testing Week

STAAR logoStudents have worked hard and prepared like crazy for this week.
Teachers have worked hard and prepared like crazy for this week.

Take a few minutes to watch this and you'll feel so much better. :) Oh, and breath too. That helps.

After  this video, I just had to know where Ault Elementary was. What a suprise to learn that Ault is in Cypress Fairbanks ISD (Houston). Hmmmm ... I just so happen to be a proud Cy Fair High School graduate from a FEW years ago ... Small world!

Best of luck to all of Texas students and teachers this week ... just Let it Go and show them what you know!


Big things are coming ... stay tuned!

Big things are coming ... stay tuned!

Dr. Seuss Inspired Guide to Twitter

from Hootsuite ...
Dr. Seuss, the writer and illustrator behind children's classics The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and The Lorax, would have turned 110 on March 2nd.

If he were still alive today, do you think he would have been on Twitter?

Evan LePage (from Hootsuite) came up with this fun "Dr. Seuss Inspired" Guide to Twitter.

Click here to view it online.
Click here to download a PDF copy.


MUST HAVE Posters for your classroom or lab!

Oh my goodness ... how great are these??? These free printables from We Are Teachers and Troxell are great reminders for any classroom or lab. Did you catch that??? They're FREE!

Read more about them and download them here. 


Chatterpix ... my new favorite app!

After I played with Chatterpix for a while, the original title of this post had to be changed just a bit.

Don't misunderstand me ... kids will LOVE Chatterpix. Adults will too. It's simple, it's fun, and there are all sorts of ways you can use it in the classroom.

Chatterpix from Duck Duck Moose (how cute is that?!?!) is available for FREE in the app store. It's easy ... Snap a picture or use one from your gallery, draw a mouth, then record up to 30 seconds of audio. When you're finished, save your video to your camera roll. You can then send it via email, post it to YouTube, Facebook, or Vimeo. 
Check out this short video to see how easy it is to create your own talking pictures.

Remember that you can make anything talk with Chatterpix - a book cover, a picture of a famous person, or the students themselves! How can you use it in your classroom?


Symbaloo ... easy access to online resources!

Symbaloo is a free visual bookmarking tool that gives you access to anything you bookmark from any computer or mobile device.

As soon as you set up an account (it's FREE!) at symbaloo.com, you can begin building your first webmix.

The secondary campuses in our district recently transitioned from Novell to Active Directory. Our elementary campuses will follow suit this summer (2014). That may not mean much to many teachers, but one BIG difference will be that users no longer have the Novell delivered application window. I actually set up my own Symbaloo with links to the online resources that I use regularly. Here's a screenshot:

Yes, I'm THAT girl. I created my own cute little icons for websites. I can't help myself! If you would like to use some of my icons, download this file to your computer, unzip, and enjoy!

Are you looking for an easy way to share online resources with your students? Symbaloo is a GREAT way to start!

How will YOU use Symbaloo?

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