Thursday, August 28, 2014

Just When You Thought @RemindHQ Couldn't Get Any Better....

Hot off the press: Remind has announced a new feature called Stamps that will make you very happy!

This new feature will allow users to receive instant feedback to questions that are posted in the Remind app. Imagine sending a quick question to parents like 'Who can volunteer for the class on Friday?' or to students for understanding on a lesson. 

Image from: http://blog.remind.com/announcing-stamps-instant-feedback/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-new-stamps-backtoschool-2014

The feedback comes to the teacher's Remind account instantly and only the teacher is able to view it. This keeps the privacy that Remind is so well known and loved for. 

One important note is that the Stamps feature is only available for response through the actual app. Read all about this great new feature on the Remind blog here!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dimension U is now on the iPad!!



DimensionU's Towerstorm iOS app for Math and Literacy is now available in the app store for iPad and iPhone.  It can be accessed via the following link:


Happy gaming!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Do You Have Golden Nuggets in Your Twitter?

Have you made the leap and joined Twitter yet? It's time to drink the Twitter Kool-aid and here's why...

Twitter is THE most adaptable, on-demand PD that I have ever experienced. Many people like to say, "I am not on Twitter because I do not care what someone posts that they had for lunch." My response to that, "Unfollow. Done." Imagine a world where you can immediately find the experts for advice or resources to help with that one question you have. 

Let's say you are a new teacher, just starting out in the jungle that we call teaching. Doing a quick twitter search for #ntchat (new teacher chat) I am able to find a plethora of support:
I, the newbie teacher, now have a list of resources to help me on everything from 'A Survival Guide for New Teachers' to a collection of new teacher resources on Pinterest. Plus, I have a start to building a PLN (following others) that tweet items that will directly relate to what I need. No lunchtime follows here! 

As you begin to grow your Twitter expertise and build your feed with great Tweeple, your golden nuggets of knowledge will multiply. 

Here are two golden nuggets from my Twitter feed this morning, that are share-worthy:





Happy Tweeting!