Can something 10 years-old be considered “old school?” Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch but when you consider the rapid change within education technology, a decade can sometimes can seem like a lifetime. For example, think back to technological... Continue Reading →
When I first started teaching in 2006, I loved my SMART Board. And if you taught about a decade ago, chances are you probably did too – with very good reason! Back then, standard tools for instruction in your classroom... Continue Reading →
Persuasive writing is a form of nonfiction writing that is practiced at nearly every grade level. It encourages a wide range of skills including selective word choice, the development of argument, and concise summarization. For many students, including early learners,... Continue Reading →
Whether it's Serial, Story Corps or Mindshift,it is always encouraging to read about educators using podcasts in their classroom to promote student learning. In the Atlantic article, The Value of Using Podcasts in Class, teacher Michael Godsey shares his experience with... Continue Reading →
Word sorts have been used as an instructional tool by educators for many years. The influx of interactive white boards over the past decade have provided educators with a digital platform to display and physically sort words for their entire... Continue Reading →
Based on the popularity of Google Forms among educators, it came as no surprise when Microsoft introduced a similar (and almost identical) survey tool known simply as "Microsoft Forms" for their Office 365 Education Customers. I'm a huge fan of... Continue Reading →
And that’s why I think Adobe Spark is the perfect tool for any educator. It provides students with a cloud-based, easy-to-use platform that ultimately produces a final product that looks great an can be shared around the world.
As educators, we are all aware of the power of student reflection. Opportunities where students can reflect on their learning enhances meaning and promotes insight and complex thinking. The majority of student devices (both personal and school owned) are equipped... Continue Reading →