One Simple Way to Screencast with Office Mix

A 2-Minute Technology Tip on Screencasting

How to Record Your Screen in PowerPoint Using Office Mix

A screencast is when you record the screen. While there are many great options out there, Office Mix is so simple, I’m using it for most screencasting.     In this example, students have written a few lines of code in Scratch. Then, they open Office Mix. They use the screen recording tool to capture […]

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience

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Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. Most schools have physical buildings. For purposes of this article, we’ll call these “the bricks.” Also, schools also have online spaces where students work and collaborate. We’ll call these, “the clicks.” When bricks and clicks combine into a powerful learning experience for students, we have an effective blended […]

The Secret to Effective Technology Integration in Schools

Powerful Learning First, Technology Second

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Powerful learning first technology second. What does this mean in the classroom? Well, have you heard the school that bragged that “we have all new, shiny ______.” And in the blank insert Chromebook, iPads, BYOD, or laptops. It doesn’t really matter what shiny new thing they purchased. These schools just had “things.” And supposedly “these things” […]

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

Help for teachers curious or skeptical about Twitter

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The curious teacher opened up Twitter. In the teacher’s lounge this morning, an excited teacher was talking about a new tool she’d found on Twitter that had her students raving. Rather than ask anyone, the curious teacher opened up Twitter (there was less pressure that way.) Oh, my! She thought Twitter made no sense. She saw […]

Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

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You’re teaching your heart out. All of a sudden, you look in their eyes and wonder if they understand. But in due time, you decide enough of them know the material and it is time for a test. After they take the test, you start grading. In a moment, you realize that while one or […]

Free Masterclass: 15 Best G Suite Tools for Schools

Note: G Suite is the new name for Google Drive

15 best tools for Gsuite Users

If you only used 15 tools in Google Docs and Apps, what would they be? Don’t be overwhelmed with all the choices.  I can help. In this free masterclass, which you can access here… I’m going to share my 15 Best G suite tools for Schools and how to use them in the classroom. Join me on […]

6 Riveting Ways to Make Reading and Writing Fun for Students

Creative Literacy Lessons with Kids

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Therapy dogs. Lunch bunch. Reading groups. These are just of a few ideas you can use to excite students about reading and writing. Writing can be fun. So can reading. Let’s discuss lots of creative ideas that work. In today’s show, librarian Margo Janzi has a wealth of ideas. Additionally, she also talks about getting […]

How to Make Flipped Classroom Better

A Candid Conversation with Jon Bergmann

How to make flipped classroom better

Make videos for students. They can watch them in class or for homework. Then, spend your time in class helping students. Reduce or almost eliminate lecture. Students can stop and start the videos as they wish. They go at their own pace. You help those who need it. Flipping your classroom (or in-flipping it as I […]

Making Math Meaningful with Virtual Math Manipulatives

Use technology to help you teach math

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Use the real world to teach without the mess of physical manipulatives. In brief, virtual math manipulatives are powerful tools for math teachers everywhere. On the whole, many teachers don’t understand how to use them. So, today, you’ll get a simple tour of virtual math manipulatives from expert David Wees. In light of the fact that NCTM […]

FREE CLASS: 8 Steps to Global Collaboration in Every Classroom

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 7pm EDT

8 Steps Global Collaboration WORKBOOK

I’m continuing the Education Technology Series that I’ve been running this fall. Tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 6 at 7pm, EDT I’ll host 8 Steps to Global Collaboration in Every Classroom. In this 1-hour and 15-minute class I’ll share: 5 reasons most teachers fail to consistently bring global collaboration into their classroom How to connect and […]