Showing posts from January, 2014

Packing up for TCEA!

In six short days, I pack up and head up to Austin for the Texas Computer Educators' Association (TCEA) annual state conference. Normally when I travel I fret over what clothes to pack.  However, since I'm on the Board of Directors for TCEA what I wear each day is prescribed for me in great detail. 
What does have scratching my head is what kind of devices I need to pack! For most trips, I usually pack one device. But I'm finding out for this trip I have to take multiple devices with me - it's a whole technology based week!
My first and favorite device of choice is my Samsung Chromebook. This is the device I normally take. It's light, very portable, boots up fast, and has a very long battery life. Since my students and I are presenting on our Chromebook 1-1, this is a "must take." Plus, this year, we're taking a good sized group of teachers and we'll be taking notes together via GoogleDocs. We've also created a Google+ community for ourselves…

Easily Turn Quotes Into Masterpieces!

I've taken a bit of a hiatus during the holidays, but I'm back now! So, I want to quickly share a great site I found that lets you easily turn quotes into graphical masterpieces.

Head over to and see how easy it is to create great graphics in a snap. You simply type in a quote (or search for quotes with their built in quote search tool). Then you scroll through the dozens of templates they offer to get a quick preview of what your quote will look like. Once you  find the one you like, click Create and you're done! It couldn't be any easier.

The finished graphic can be posted on  Tumblr, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, Facebook, or Twitter. Or, you can share a link, send an email, or simply download the image as a png file.

Here are three different renderings of a quote that I created. (I created the graphics not the quote!) Enjoy!