Keep your password safe
Today we will review the best ways to keep your accounts safe. The cardinal rule is very simple to follow: use a different password for every single account you own. Sounds impossible? We will look at ways to make this happen without erasing the milk from your mental shopping list. But first, […]

Keep Your Accounts Safe


Certifications can show that you are willing to go further to learn and develop as a teacher. Certifications for a type of technology can show that you are proficient or at least a working knowledge of the software. Here are three certifications you might want to try. Apple Distinguished Educator This […]

Become Tech Certified


Media Literacy 1
A few years ago, I was using satirical news to research the accuracy of news sources. Today, there is an abundance of misinformation online which creates a great opportunity for us to teach our students media literacy with fake news. Develop Students into Knowledge Constructors In 2016, the International Society for Technology […]

Teach Media Literacy with Fake News



Lead, Collaborate, Share 1
To support our Google Reference School application, we created a video highlighting the 3 pillars of our implementation of technology at Kaohsiung American School: Lead, Share and Collaborate. Our tip of the hat this week goes to the team who helped us realized this project and agreed to be interviewed. In order […]

Lead, Collaborate, Share


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The traditional center rotation involves students moving from one area to another, and at each stop they learn something new. Using multimedia in your lessons can guide students towards accessing information they can research on their own. In this article, we will look at 3 easy ways to create media-rich lessons.

Create Media-Rich Lessons


This article might help you if you: Want a faster way to grade Use Google Apps Like to click less Several teachers at KAS are using Goobric — and it is a smooth way to grade your assignments. When asked why someone should use Goobric, teachers who are using it were a […]

Grade Your Google Classroom Assignments with Goobric



Slideshows are a great way for students to show their learning. Here are a few ways to make them. Google Photos Slideshow   Google Photos is a great way to store your photos, so it goes first. Google Photos can’t make a slide show, but the storage capability makes this […]

4 Ways to Quickly Create A Slideshow


7 Video Assignments for Students 1
Here are 8 types of of video assignments for students in elementary, middle and high school. Videos have a strong influence on how we perceive the world. Leading students to produce their own videos for your class will allow them to demonstrate critical thinking around key-concepts in your lesson while deepening their understanding of media literacy.

8 Types of Video Assignments for Students


This week's tip of the hat belongs to Daryl Imanishi in recognition of the way he extends learning beyond the classroom walls with social media. We will look at how our KAS MS Principal engages our learning community principally with a winning triad of online platforms: Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

Engage your Learning Community with Social Media



Ask anyone what the advantage of using Google Docs is, and the first answer they will give is usually “collaboration”, followed closely by accessibility. Google has just added some updates to Docs / Sheets / Slides, Forms, and Keep that make them easier to use.   Google Docs / Sheets […]

Explore the New Functions in Docs, Forms, and Keep


Design Thinking in the Classroom
Design thinking in the classroom has the potential to unleash creativity, innovation and empathy while engaging your students to discover unique solutions to problems. Having recently presented at Learning2 on the topic, I want to share here design thinking’s key concepts, methodology and take-aways. Discover Creative Solutions There are different ways to solve problems. Engineers […]

Introduction to Design Thinking in the Classroom


Terea started flipping her class this year with great results. Even though she is figuring out what strategies work best for her, she is already seeing an increase in the time she has available in class. Whereas a lecture and directions would take 15-30 minutes before, now, the video lesson […]

Use a Model to Blend Learning