Google Story Builder

I'm back from the big conference, just in time for the big game! I'm not a big sports girl, but even I kind of dig the fanfare and fun that surrounds the Super Bowl. Am I allowed to say that? I'm afraid after seeing this video <--it's actually pretty funny. I'm trying not to think about Monday which will be my first day back after a week with a sub AND it's the 100th day of school AND I have an EP meeting first thing in the morning. I'm guessing a nap will be in order on Monday afternoon!

The conference was FETC in Orlando. It was amazing! 
That's me in the E, Gina from Beach Sand & Lesson Plans is in the F and our friend Melinea is next to the T.

As I'm reflecting on the bajillion things I saw and heard, I'm realizing that so many of the ideas were rooted in collaboration. Not between teachers, but between students. There are so many interesting tech tools that support students working together with technology in ways that I never even imagined. The Google Story Builder that I shared the other day is one of them. Besides the cool little video I showed you, you can actually have a few students working together in real time to work on a piece of writing together. Check out this page to learn more, it's worth it :)  I've got to plan a lesson using it. My kids would eat it up!

I've got so many other interesting things to share with you, from apps to other tech tips and tricks to new people add to your follow list on Twitter and Edmodo. I'm still trying to digest it all myself!

And...just in case you haven't heard, the big sale on TpT is today! There's one sale like this per quarter, so the next one will be in May for Teacher Appreciation. My entire store is on sale for 20% off today and tomorrow. You can get an extra 10% off that today only by using the code SUPER. (I thought that would be 30% off today, but somehow it works out to 28%. Math is hard!)

Below you'll find some other great sellers offering a discount today. If you're a seller, feel free to add your store to the list!


  1. I have went to the FETC conference the last two years. This year I was unable to go. I am glad to know that it was great!! Did you get alot of free stuff?


    1. You know what, April? I noticed a BIG decrease in the amount of free stuff :(

  2. It looks super neat! I must contact my tech person to do the learning and then teach me :)
    My Second Sense

    1. I have more playing around to do, but I think it's such a neat resource!

  3. Oh My goodness this is so cool. I cannot wait until you post more about it. If you don't believe me check this out :) Super exciting, Denise!

    Terri's Teaching Treasures

  4. This is fantastic :) I actually talked about Google Story Builder in my own blog recently! Check it out:


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