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Who's the Red Ninja? - Issue #32

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March 29 · Issue #32 · View online
Hi, I'm Sam. I love technology, especially the kind I can use in class. In fact, I love technology even if it isn't for class. I keep a list of resources. They're hand-picked by me, Sam.

“It ain't no fun if the homies can't have none." - Snoop
6-year-old twins provide graduate level experience with sharing. My son, the selfless brother. If it would make her smile, he’d offer his twin sister the Red Lego Ninjago. Kai is the Red Ninja. A Red Ninja named Kai is love.
Focus your attention for the next 45 seconds to discover 3 new resources. Start sharing with your homies, and have a little fun.
Speaking of sharing. Guest post on Education Hunt and add another feather in your cap. Email Sam igniteduval@gmail.com or send a DM on Twitter @greaterthan1000

Postly
There is no dry spell for link collecting in the near future.  Apps specializing in gathering links are overflowing from our cups. Anyone can collect a link, but what about the hold?
Even an Assistant Principal understands what makes a link valuable. Holding and then using the link determines value. What’s the point of collecting resources if you have no idea where you stashed them?
Remember the first time you saw the car rental scene from Seinfeld? Jerry taught us that anyone can take a reservation,  but the value is in holding the reservation.
The same holds true for hoarding urls. Anyone can use an app to collect a link. It’s what you do with the reservation or url that matters the most.

Check out the video below for a refresher on Seinfield car rentals.
Postly will help you Spring Clean your digital clutter. Gathering resources and providing a clean platform. Postly masters the hold by helping you do more with your content.
There are 3 ways to share or manage your content. Stories, Groups, and Threads. Take action in a moments notice. Jerry would be proud. 
  1. Groups- is all about sharing with people who, no surprise here, are members of your group. Groups are private, positioning Postly to become the newest teacher’s pet.  Create or join groups keeping things organized. Consider the impact of having all of your resources available in an easy to use format. Create a group for each of your classes. While you are at it, make a group for each subject you teach. Be sure to invite the other teacher. Begin sharing content with students and coworkers in groups you create.  
  2. Threads- Postly works well enough without friends. I’ve kicked the tires for three weeks. I’m smitten. I still encourage you to invite others, sharing always works better when there is more than one person. Threads are for one on one content sharing. Tag your friend, share a weblink, spark a conversation. Threads are perfect for the one on ones we have. Differentiate instruction by sharing articles specific to your student’s interest.  Maybe you need to share a link with the other American History teacher and the European History guru? Tag the friends you want to share with, now they are in the know.
  3. Stories- Allow you to peek into your friends profile. Visit a pal’s story to see content they shared on Postly. It’s convenient to revisit links you have already shared.  

Thread between Postly team and I
The Android app is smooth as glass. The same goes for the web. Inside Stories, Groups, and Threads you’ll discover a nice bonus. Comment on shared links using text, or emojis. Push content to your students extending the reach of your classroom. Promote digital discussions using content you share.
Postly is like a digital Strech Arm Strong, proving to be flexible enough to accommodate for our needs in the class with a framework strong enough to last. Post urls with Postly. Invite a friend or add me by email inside Postly igniteduval@gmail.com. Let us know what you think on Twitter or Facebook
Google Tone - Chrome Web Store
Publish good looking Google Docs
Publishing Google Docs to the web isn’t pretty. Just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should. 
 You could spend time copying and pasting  content from Docs to another platform. 2008 was the last time I said I have too much time on my hands. 
There is an easy button
Google Doc Publisher isn’t performing plastic surgery on your Google Docs. The web app is making ugly morph into decent. The make over is modest. Like a new pair of Levi’s. The resume you published using Docs has never looked better once you run it through the Doc Publisher.
Start making the web look a little more decent using Google Doc Publisher. Show off your document’s new looks on Twitter,  use the tag educationhunt. 

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If you would like your product to be reviewed in Education Hunt contact Sam igniteduval@gmail.com or follow on Twitter 
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