Author Archives: Doug Butchy

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A Newbie’s Experience at #ISTE11

A Newbie’s Experience at #ISTE11

Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of attending my first-ever International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Philadelphia. Since I was a newbie, I attempted to gather as much information before arrival as possible. I read up on all the advice the “veterans” had posted on the Conference Ning and the ISTE Young Educators Network

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No SmartBoard? Use an iPad!

After finally getting my own iPad this Spring, I have found that I am using it almost daily in some of the classes that I’m teaching. At my school, I’m still using a chalkboard, so I have no Interactive White Board. But, I have found some great apps in the last few months that give

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Use Google Earth to Explore Our Presidents

With the arrival of President’s Day Weekend, many of us are looking to discuss our U.S. Presidents in class. Yesterday, on the official blog, Google announced the ability to Explore our US Presidents on a Map. The map is in Google Earth and shows the Presidents’ birthplaces as well as some information about their terms

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Google Docs for the Classroom and Much More!

For many years now, I have been an avid user of as much Google as possible. Google Maps, Images, Gmail, Places, Docs…I think I’ve tried just about everything. I recently gave a presentation to my school staff about using Google Docs in the classroom, and I shared the following links with them: Google for educators

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Teachers Using Twitter

If you are a Twitter user, then there is no doubt that you are aware of the positive connections and benefits that can develop through becoming connected with other educators from around the globe. Recently, I had a chance to reflect on my own use of Twitter in the past two years, and thought I

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