I've missed you! With taking on several new adventures in November and December, I have not had the chance to blog lately. I taught a technology course for our local cohort and also became a technology online coach for ISTE and the VMLA (Verizon Mobile Learning Academy). Along with these two weekly commitments I also attended and presented at a local conference (SLATE) and kept up with the daily tasks of being a technology integration specialist which includes managing Chromebook issues, creating and maintaining a high school Makerspace and often teaching in classrooms. Thanks for understanding my absence from blogging lately.
The holidays are over and they sure were good to me. I received many fabulous technology related gifts that I would like to share with you.
I also received a notebook from my friend Naomi Harm. But this is not just any notebook. This is the future of notebooks. It is called a Rocket Book Wave. This notebook looks just like a normal notebook (it does come with a special pen) , except that when you are ready, you use an app on your tablet or smart phone to scan and send the page to a place of your choice such as your Google Drive, Dropbox, email or Evernote etc. And the really amazing thing is that when the notebook pages fill up you can microwave, yes microwave, the notebook to delete all of the writing on the pages to start all over again!
Dremel Idea Builder 3D printer - This past September I wrote a grant for a 3D printer to place in our high school makerspace and was awarded that grant. I am so thrilled to have this Dremel 3D printer in our high school and to be able to bring the technology of 3D printing to any student or staff member in our school that wants to give it a try! Stay tuned for future posts on how we will use this awesome gift!
Essential Oils Air Diffuser - Ok, this may not be real technical, but is was a gift from my dear husband, so it gets included in this post. He gave me this air diffuser and these essential oils . If you have never used essential oils, think of it as the experience when you smell the wonderful aroma of a fresh bouquet of flowers. Essential oils can enhance your health and quality of life. They are sometimes used for cosmetic or dietary purposes. And the diffuser acts as a humidifier as well as a night light. I simply love this gift and recommend it as a nice gift for any loved one.
As you can see, I am one lucky gal to have received so many techy gifts. What type of tech gifts did you get this holiday?