Matt's Picks

Matt's Picks

Check out the list below for links to topic that I've found that may be helpful for you.

G Suite Learning Center - Google's site dedicated to providing educators with basic training on many of the apps you will be using, including: G Drive, Docs, Forms, Sheets, Hangouts, and many more.

Common Sense Media - Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

Why can't I print?!?!?! - Sometimes it can be something very simple that is preventing your document from printing. While I'm happy to help, check out this site first to see if the problem is something you can easily fix.

iPad Basics- This site provides one of the best interactive iPad tutorials that I have seen. Feel free to access this for help with some of the features of the iPad that are new to you.

Cult of Pedagogy - Cult of Pedagogy is an online magazine for anyone who teaches anything— that means high school geometry teachers, elementary school special ed teachers, golf instructors, homeschoolers, corporate trainers, English tutors, preschool teachers, medical school instructors. Teaching is an art, a craft, and a science, and perfecting it is an ongoing, endless process. There are hundreds of ways to study and practice it, and this is what you'll learn about here.

Control Alt Achieve - Google Educator, Trainer, and Innovator, Eric Curts provides hundreds of ideas and tutorials on all things Google pertaining to educators.

HyperDocs - HyperDocs, a transformative, interactive Google Doc are replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, is the ultimate change agent in the blended learning classroom. With strong educational philosophies built into each one, HyperDocs have the potential to shift the way you instruct with technology.

Edutopia Videos- A comprehensive website and online community that increases knowledge, sharing, and adoption of what works in K-12 education. We emphasize core strategies: project-based learning, comprehensive assessment, integrated studies, social and emotional learning, educational leadership and teacher development, and technology integration.

The Teaching Channel - Teaching Channel is a thriving online community where teachers can watch, share, and learn diverse techniques to help every student grow.

John Spencer - Former middle school teacher and current college professor on a quest to transform schools into bastions of creativity and wonder. Advocate for project based learning and helping students achieve through alternative methods. Free resources available to help you get going. Check out this recent post from his blog.

Open Culture - Download 800 free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or eReader. Collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including works by Asimov, Jane Austen, Philip K. Dick, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Neil Gaiman, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf & James Joyce.

k12elearning.com - Matt's professional website that provides instructional design and pedagogical resources to help teachers create digital content for face-to-face, blended, and distance learning environments.

SOITA - SOITA's services to school districts are now a service of Public Media Connect, ThinkTV's parent Organization: SOITA with expertise in technology professional development, and ThinkTV as a trusted provider of curriculum resources (locally and nationally) and additional professional development offerings.

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Clark County ESC Technology -

Clark County (Ohio) Educational Services Center instructional technology feed. Tweets & resources support effective use of tech in the classroom.

Matt's Twitter Feed -

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