Welcome to the ACSD EdTech Minute Blog

Here you will find educational resources for educational technology, including Apple products (iPads, iPhone, AppleTV, etc.), Google products (Drive, Chromebooks, etc.), and anything EdTech related.  This blog site is designed to be a way for teachers to pick and choose ideas that will benefit their instruction and create a more dynamic atmosphere in the classroom.  Please feel free to take from anything you see on here that is valuable to you and use it in your classroom.  Try these new ideas out and see how it goes.  Remember, "Don't let perfect get in the way of good".  You can always adjust and adapt to fit your needs!

Blog Posts

  • Google Me This, Batman!      Google has captured my attention.  For a loyal Apple products sympathizer, that's hard to admit.  I have been using iPads and other Apple devices since the first iPhone came ...
    Posted May 2, 2017, 10:54 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • The Common Sense Approach      There is a way to address most problems in education.  Many school districts believe that forming committees and focus groups are the way to go.  Others decide to go with ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2017, 12:14 PM by Acsd Webmgr
  • Focus On The "Next One"      "Whatever the results you get, learn and grow from it and move on to the next one".  These are words spoken by one of my most favorite people, Clemson Head ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2017, 9:01 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • #SocialRisk      The culture of society is changing.  All across the country, students are being shaped and influenced by their teachers, parents, peers, and adults with whom they come in contact.  For ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2016, 11:01 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • There's a Time For Tech, and a Time For Talk      Seasoned teachers generally have the foresight, hindsight, and ability to adapt on the fly in their classrooms.  It's one of the trademarks of a good teacher, to be able ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2016, 10:20 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • Hurricane Season is Still Here! As teachers and staff come back to school, the first few weeks can feel like a hurricane.  Getting class rosters squared away, finalizing lesson plans for the weeks/months to ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2016, 11:34 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • What Do You Even Do?      I get asked a multitude of questions in my profession.  I field questions from teachers, administrators, parents, students, business leaders, and other colleagues in my field.  Many of those questions ...
    Posted May 17, 2016, 10:59 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • The Ever-Evolving Classroom      Teachers, your classroom is changing.  This is generally not a statement that most teachers like to hear.  With change, comes challenges, stress, and the potential for a long school year ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2016, 8:59 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • Students Deserve the Credit!      Raise your hand if you've ever heard of a website called Donorschoose.org.  If you're not raising your hand, 1) you might be embarrassed to raise your hand ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2016, 5:50 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • Remember the Alamo!      I miss being in the classroom.  And I miss interacting with my students daily.  For the previous ten years of my professional life, February was the time when I covered ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2016, 8:38 AM by Acsd Webmgr
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Top Posts

  • Graphic Organizer Cornucopia! Calling all graphic organizer geeks!  I have compiled a HUGE list of graphic organizer templates for you to use.  Some of these are ones I have created and others I ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2017, 7:57 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • Read To Me, Siri! Students with disabilities are often one of the last groups of people to reap the benefits of educational technology.  Apple has always been committed to focusing on education and, in ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2016, 6:31 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • Twitter Chats for PD Twitter is a great resource for educators.  Most of the time, finding out about a great new educational technology tool is just a click away.  Many successful educators turn to ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2016, 6:11 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • Passwords, Move Over For QR Codes Passwords, can be a pain to remember.  And QR codes are fun.  A school in San Jose, CA has figured out a way to bring passwords into t he 21st ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 5:25 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • Students, Got Time On Your Hands? Students are always saying they are bored, right?  When they come home from school, they try to say that they don't have any homework.  They often complain that there ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2016, 9:09 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • Blended Learning How To's Blended learning is what the 21st Century classroom demands in education.  It's basically using both digital learning and traditional learning in the same classroom setting while differentiating your instruction ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2016, 7:30 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • How to Create Great Screencasts Screencasts are great ways to have your students present material that they have learned and mastered.  It also gives them an opportunity to express themselves in ways that you would ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2016, 8:36 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • Top 50 EdTech Products For Educators Let's face it, finding new, innovative ways to spruce up your teaching techniques isn't always easy.  It can be a grind.  Here are 50 things that might help ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2015, 5:36 AM by Acsd Webmgr
  • Explain Everything, Please. Great resource on how to use the whiteboard app, Explain Everything.Explain Everything in the Classroom
    Posted Nov 17, 2015, 6:46 PM by Acsd Webmgr
  • 10 Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom Want to use Google Forms for Assessments?  Need some ideas on a variety of ways to use Forms in your classroom?  Read this article and then share with other teachers ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2015, 6:35 PM by Acsd Webmgr
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