Words of the Year

Audri’s Rube Goldberg Machine




Use the Talk Page

Wikipedia’s Good Article criteria

Wikipedia’s Quality Scale

Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

Wikipedia better than a history textbook

Is Wikipedia Really Such a Bad Research Tool for Students?

Wikipedia is arguably subject to more rigorous review practices than are many scholarly publications.

Wikibooks Junior

Wikipedia Infographic

WikiWand: Making Wiki more visually appealing

Easybib Google Docs Add-on


The-Profile-of-a-Modern-TeacherLet’s Search

Information Facts

Eric Schmidt

Connectivism Learning Theory

Wikipedia vs Textbooks


Building Search Understanding

A Google A Day

Google for Educators – some great resources

Sign Up for Google’s Search Course

Search Lessons from Jeff
Search Lesson for K-2
Search Lesson for 3-5
Search Lesson for 6-8
Search Lesson for 9-12

Learn some basic search syntax, or use Google Advanced Search

Domain Extensions by Country


15 minute activity

IB English Example


Getting Social With Students

Why be social?

Examples and Resources

COETAIL Social Setup

Community of Blogs

Twitter: #coetail

Diigo Group

Google Plus

iTunes Podcast


Reach – Jeff Utecht – FREE Book!


Educational Hashtags

ISB Athletics





Visible Tweets

Why Social Media Matters





Google+ Communities

Remove the Walls

History Collaborative Notes
5th Grade Map Project
5th Grade RSS Pages

Social Bookmarking


New: Google Apps Class!
Next Cohort begins September


Setting up Gmail Alias Emails

5 Gmail Tips for Teachers


Running your community


Ninja Program

10 reasons to trash Word for Google Docs

Using Google Docs with Kinder to create an iPad book

Classroom Newspaper 3rd Grade

Classroom Newspaper 8th Grade Spanish

History Collaborative Notes

Digital Jigsaw with Draw

Google Doc Story Builder

Google Drive Add-Ons

Scripts/Add-ons used in Education

Script Developers Help Section


Form Emailer

gClass Folders

Organize your classroom with Doctopus and gClass Folders script


Sites as Science Notebooks – Middle School

Sites as textbook / lesson – High School

Class Website



Guide to using Google+


Google Maps Engine Lite

Where have you been?

Map Engine Lite

Sightseer Newsletter

IB Geography Lesson/Video

Looking for Learning


The Theory

Principles of connectivism:

  • Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.
  • Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources.
  • Learning may reside in non-human appliances.
  • Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known
  • Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning.
  • Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill.
  • Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities.
  • Decision-making is itself a learning process. Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there is a right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations in the information climate affecting the decision.

Stages of Technology Use

Ruben R. Puentedura’s

SAMR Model SAMR Matrix

SAMR Infographic

Latest COETAIL final projects


Creating a Collaborative Core Text


Chrome Extension


1. Install the app

2. Create your flipboard

Find your communities

3. Create your magazine

5. Edit Settings

6. Share Settings

What it looks like in action

Geography Flipbooks

Gender Roles Magazine

Write Right Magazine

My Magazine

  world connected

Other Opportunities to learn from Jeff and Free Stuff

Eduro Learning: Online courses for recertification credit

COETAIL Program: 3 semesters and 150 clock hours….prepare to change your teaching practice Free program for student and educator to learn Google Apps for Education

Reach – Jeff Utecht – FREE Book!