10 Ways to Use Defined Learning for Project-Based Learning Excellence

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Defined Learning is a fantastic way to bring project-based learning to every grade level and subject area. Some teachers (and students) are great at coming up with meaningful project ideas that align with standards and learning objectives. Defined Learning makes using project-based content easy to bring into any subject. These projects are created around Understanding […]

Rebound: How Do Schools Bounce Back after the Pandemic?

Acceleration Research with Dr. Douglas Fisher

Acceleration research can teach us how to accelerate learning. Dr. Douglas Fisher, co-author of the best-selling book Rebound, Grades K-12: A Playbook for Rebuilding Agency, Accelerating Learning Recovery, and Rethinking Schools. Instead of learning loss, Dr. Fisher is advocating how we can accelerate learning. He reflects on what we have learned and how we can […]

How to Teach Writing with Digital Media with Dr. Sarah Levine

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“Really, we have to write?” say some students. No more! If you’re working to engage your student in writing that is engaging and exciting, Dr. Sarah Levine from Stanford University has some practical ideas for you and your students. In this episode, you’ll learn ways to engage students in writing using digital media. You’ll also […]

5 Tips for Digital Portfolios

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Digital portfolios are an essential part of the modern student’s creation process. In this show Tisha Poncio shares her tips on digital portfolios and classroom teaching. Learn how to plan ahead to allow for project based learning and digital portfolios and best practices for implementing them in the classroom. Today’s episode is sponsored by Tract. […]

10 Ways to Use Tract for Personalized Project Based Learning in Your Classroom

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Tract can engage students and get them excited about learning. Every student needs a reason to come to school, and Tract will help you do that. Tract is a personalized Project-Based Learning (PBL) platform with rich, individualized projects for students that can be tracked and managed from a centralized teacher dashboard. This blog post will […]

5 Awesome New Screencastify Features

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Screencastify is more than a screencasting tool. You can now screencast, edit, quiz, see student analytics, get feedback, and more using Screencastify. In this post, I’ll share some of the new features in Screencastify and how I’ve used it in my classroom. Note that Screencastify has been one of my favorite formative assessment tools since […]

3 Steps for WORD Workouts to See Better Social Emotional Health and Learning

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Social emotional health matters. WORD Workouts are a fantastic way to help students connect with their emotions. Additionally, these quick lessons promote student social emotional health. In these times, we know that helping students express how they are feeling can help them better cope with their emotions. Furthermore, better coping can open up the door […]

Blended Learning Best Practices During the Pandemic with Thomas Arnett

Thomas Arnett from the Christensen Institute Shares What the Insitute has learned from administrators and teachers about best practices for teaching during the pandemic. Sponsor: Screencastify. This year, I introduced the free screencasting tool, Screencastify, the first week of school to all of my students so they could record screencasts.   Screencastify isn’t just a screen recorder. […]

Are you an upset teacher? How to understand what is wrong.

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These are challenging times, but what if you’re trying to find some normalcy amidst the challenges? Today’s guest, Michelle Blanchet, co-author of the Startup Teacher Playbook talks about a method she teaches teachers to help determine the specific issues of concern so that improvements can be made and the teacher can have a sense of […]

Battling Blended Learning Burnout and Finding Balance

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Tiffany Wycoff, the co-author of the bestselling book, Blended Learning in Action, talks about the state of blended learning today. She shares how some teachers are battling blended learning burnout but that it is necessary for learning today and how we move forward. Sponsor: Screencastify. This year, I introduced the free screencasting tool, Screencastify, the […]