Monday, July 6, 2020

BCS Steam 2020 Vision Online Conference

COVID-19 has certainly put a damper on a variety of activities since March, but simply put, it hasn't stopped those of us that are wanting to continue to learn and grow in our profession. Many scheduled conferences have turned to using virtual platforms and as such have opened doors to educators from near and far!
Looking to add a little PD to your summer repertoire? Check out the BCS Steam conference (#BCSSTEAM20)! You can find more information at There are LOTS of great sessions throughout the day on a wide variety of topics. I'll be presenting a session on Google Jamboard at both 1:00CT  and 2:00CT. Both sessions are the identical so pick which one works best with your schedule. We'll dive into learning about Jamboard (an online, interactive whiteboard) and also jump onto a Jamboard in real time to play and experiment. 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Fonts, Images, and Presentation Tools... oh my!!!

I'm having SO much fun getting my blog spiffed up and back in shape that I also redid the format for my weekly newsletter for next year and have now been working on getting my Wakelet boards back up to par as well. They have needed some TLC for quite some time but they're getting there and as I'm getting them back in shape I'm opening them up for anyone and everyone to enjoy. I won't even tell you what time I finally went to bed last night, ahem... I mean, this morning. Yikes!! I just couldn't walk away! Have you ever just been in the zone and couldn't stop yourself?!

So, since my computer is now at 7% and I can't stay up as late as I did yesterday two days in a row, I'm going to do a quick share before my computer dies and then head to bed! 

I LOVE putting presentations and my newsletter together. I find it a bit therapeutic to putz with the colors, fonts, and templates. My OCD side craves it!!! I've collected quite a few sites over the years to help with everything from fonts, to text generators and templates, to color matching extensions (my fave!). I finally had the chance to put all of these amazing tools into a Wakelet board for easier access and in a place that others can also benefit from them. I hope you'll find a few new tools on this board as well. 

Have others that you can't live without? PLEASE drop a comment below and share. I'd love to add a few more amazing sites to my list!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Brightening things up 🚧

 🚧 Under Construction 🚧

Ever just need a little pick me up? Well that's exactly how I was feeling with the blog. After 3 months of staying at home, each time I would open the blog and see the dark background, it would just depress me! I needed a little more fun, color and spunk to brighten my day!! I'll be playing around with the site as time allows over the summer. I won't be removing any content, just cleaning things up a bit, reorganizing and hopefully making it a little more user friendly for finding resources. I hope you like the start of the new look. The bright colors make me smile every time I jump on! 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

☀️ Ongoing Professional Development Opportunities ☀️

Looking to take your professional knowledge up a notch? What better time than over the summer months, sipping umbrella drinks by the pool, and catching some rays! Check out the variety of options below. There's something for everyone! 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Malchow's Tech Bytes (Virtual Learning) Edition~ 4/20 👩🏻‍💻

Ahhhhh..... what a difference a week makes! Although it was still a super busy week with lots of techie things to do, I feel like I was able to breathe a little more easily and found a bit of time to get some of the things on my own to do list done! Sweet Success!!!! 

So with that said, this week brings both my normal Tech Bytes newsletter as well as the newsletter info that I am putting together for my colleagues. 
My building newsletter this week has tips to support using Google Meet for video conferences while my normal newsletter brings you integration ideas for remote learning. 

I hope you can find a resource of two to help you out this week! 
Simply click either of the pictures to go to the Google slidedeck where you will find 
both of this week's slides as well as all previous editions of my Tech Bytes newsletters.

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