ARI Tech Tip: Using TweetDeck for Twitter Chats

Twitter Chats have proven a useful tool for sharing and collaboration, especially within the education community. TweetDeck is a web based tool that can help make Twitter chats a little more user friendly and a whole lot more fun. Click below to learn more. TweetDeck for Twitter Chats Say that 5 times really fast… Twitter […]

KVEC Calendar May – August 2016

Wondering how a KVEC event you missed turned out? Follow our Twitter for live KVEC updates!  Tweets by @KVEC_ARI May 11: Innovation Coordinator meeting in Hazard 14:  Super STEM Saturday at Leslie Co. High School, 10 a – 2 p, contact @katslone 20: Apple WiFi update training with Todd Wellman @ Hazard KVEC offices. Contact Andrew Castle @acastle […]

ARI Tech Tip: Using Apple’s Preview App to shrink images

Once upon a time when you captured a digital image you really didn’t have to worry about file size. Unless you had a very high end camera, the average photo file size just wasn’t large enough to be a problem. But today even our phone cameras can produce images in the 5 – 8 MB […]

ARI Tech Tip: Get That Screen Shot (or recording…)

  Sometimes when creating a digital document, you need to capture an element on the screen. It may be a logo, a header, a photo, video, or even text that you just can’t find a way to copy just right. Whether on your computer or mobile device, there are quick ways to get the job […]

5 Reasons You Must Read Ditch That Textbook by Matt Miller

“Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom” by Matt Miller is a fantastic resource for teachers who want to learn more about blending things up in their class. Kasey Bell lists 5 reasons this book is a must read on her blog, Shake Up Learning. take a look. 5 Reasons You Must Read […]

The 4 Essential Elements of any successful one-to-one program

Many of our districts are either planning or implementing a one-to-one program. This article from eSchool News describes four essential ideas critical to the success of your one-to-one program. eSchoool News – Four Essential Elements of any sucessful one-to-one program.

SAMR Model

SAMR is a model that can be used to evaluate and incorporate instructional technology tools into the classroom. [real3dflipbook id=”3″] Think of it as a rubric for classroom tech tools and their use. Take a look at the following graphic and think about where some tools you currently use may fall.  Are you using technology to enhance, or transform? SAMR […]

Promising Practices February 2016

Here are 10 tech-savvy highlights: Digital storytelling: Engaging students with their community LEAP into Kindergarten: ‘Learning through motion’ gaming Blended Learning Library: Building digital literacy GeoSafari Math Learning Centers: For MAP & STAR scores Blended Learning & Flipped Classroom with the Holler Buzz about Learning: BeeBot reading & math problem-solving Voice recording to improve world […]

ICYMI: Bill Gates blogs about eastern Kentucky

Cocoa Puffs, Bonobos, and Sandra Bullock . . . “I always enjoy meeting with students. They are curious, energetic, and aren’t afraid to ask tough and sometimes unusual questions like, “What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?” Read more from Bill Gates about his trip to Betsy Layne High School by clicking the headline above. “I’ll be […]