Thursday, June 29, 2017

Make A Difference #AppSpinner

Inspired by Bill Ferriter and George Couros
NEW Make a Difference #appspinner inspired by three insightful and thought provoking blog posts... Technology is a Tool, NOT a Learning Outcome by Bill Ferriter and Building Relationships Through the Use of Technology and The Timespan and Impact of Empowerment by George Couros.  Our ultimate goal for our kids should be to empower them to lead fulfilling lives and to make the world a better place. By focusing more on the why and how in education rather than the what, our students will be better prepared to take on whatever life may throw at them. How will you challenge your students to make a difference?

Children of ALL ages CAN do amazing things if we provide a little
guidance then step out of their way!

Photos By Bill Ferriter, The Tempered Radical

Link: Make a Difference #AppSpinner

Until next time... follow your treasure map!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Pirate Treasure: Resources & Hooks #AppSpinners

The #TLAP fleet and crew have grown exponentially since my first reading of Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess. You definitely should put this amazing book on your summer reading list. It is filled with inspiration, laughs, and captivating ideas to make your classroom a memorable experience for your students. And as we all know, engaging typically equals greater learning.

Twitter introduced me to "Captain" Dave Burgess and the #TLAP crew. So many crew members have been inspired to write books expanding the original pirate code. DBC, Inc books provide a wide range of inspiration and resources for all levels of educators. These educators are on fire for learning and helping fellow educators, but most importantly doing what is best for students. After reading several of these books, you will realize that you want to revisit important key points, ideas, and activities. So... why not create an app spinner for these wonderful books?! 
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The problem is keeping up with the speed at which these new books are written and released. Teach Like a Pirate Edu Resources Part 1 and Part 2 app spinners include books I have read, but there are so many more in the pirate bookcase. Most of these books also have a Twitter hashtag (#) and chat. I included them on the app spinner for each book where applicable. 

Teach Like a Pirate includes several chapters devoted to presentational hooks to reel in your students to your lessons and content with a WOW factor. Perfect for a Hooks app spinner! Spin away with twelve of my favorite #TLAP hooks. There are more than thirty discussed in the book that will no doubt lead you to brainstorming your own unique hook ideas!

Buncee App #Booksnap

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Until next time, follow your creative compass!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

#AppSpinners Google Style

Just sitting on the back porch enjoying the lovely summer evening and designing a new app spinner...Google style. You can't design app spinners and not think Google Apps! I was especially inspired today by the EdTechTeam coming into town for the South Plains Google Summit hosted by LubbockISD. Googlely ideas are overflowing!

Use this app spinner to app smash Google tools for professional learning, to review concepts, design new learning activities, or have students explore, practice, and show what they have learned. I hope you and your students enjoy using these as much as I'm having fun making them.

Get your own GSuite App Spinner here - - Select File and Make a Copy.

Treasure clue to next #appspinners idea........... think pirate and resources!
Until next time...let your compass be your guide!