My Amazing Movie Poster: Free Project Plan to Teach Graphic Design

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Students can be filmmakers in this fun, engaging project that teaches graphic design, photography, the prototyping process and more. I’ve created the unit plan, lesson plan, and rubrics for this project-based learning experience that brings together the graphic design concepts I teach in my class. They are uploaded to Adobe Education Exchange and make a […]

10 Trauma Informed Principles for Educators During the Coronavirus with Dr. Eric Rossen

Students experiencing the coronavirus crisis are experiencing trauma. So are teachers and parents. In today’s show, learn the ten principles (and a bonus) to help us encourage and help others as we work through this crisis together. This is an important listen for those struggling to figure out how to help kids. Advancement Courses is […]

How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

How I teach students to be effective learners in an online classroom. This episode is an audio version of my presentation to students about how to be effective learners in an online classroom. Check out the full video here:   Listen to the Audio File   Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking […]

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. We didn’t miss a day – not yet. And the learning continues. I was asked today if I’m sharing and certainly, I am. However, I want to share and talk more about this. I also know that […]

How To Be Kind In #covid19

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We can separate in physical distance, but we don’t have to be apart in heart. Let’s process our grieving emotions and come through understanding that we need to be physically distant, but we still need to be socially connected. First, let me tell you how I learned the lesson of staying away from people back […]

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

Alice Keeler and Vicki Davis demo both sides of Google Classroom

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As so many of us schools are having to move quickly to Google Classroom, Alice Keeler sat down with me recently to do what we’re calling a “duo demo.” She played the role of the teacher and I played the role of the student as we shared what various actions look like on both sides […]

Teaching Kids with “Paper Packets” due to Coronavirus closures with Dee Ross Kalman

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Some teachers (and students) don’t have a choice. Because they have no internet connection, school closures mean “paper packets.” Three weeks of them. Today’s teacher recorded this episode the day she spent at school making three weeks of paper packets and how she struggled to bring excellent teaching home to her students even when technology […]

How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

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In addition to a learning management system (LMS), students need to know how to learn in an online synchronous classroom. Educators need to establish protocols and systems for this as well. This short video is made as a student tutorial and to help educators make decisions about how they will educate students on effective online […]

Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson

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As schools are working to blend teaching or go completely online, what about science? Isn’t science supposed to be totally hands-on? In today’s session, we interview Chris Anderson, an instructional technology coach and the executive producer of Science Around Cincy, a web series that features the scientists and engineers in the Cincinnati area. He reflects […]

16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

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As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Blended learning (having a face to face and an online classroom) is best. We have one more reason– when you already have an online space for your classroom, it is a smaller step […]