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 […]

SEL Spotlight: Dr. Marc Brackett – How Kids Learn Right Now

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Dr. Marc Brackett, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and lead developer of RULER, a systemic, evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning reflects on where students are now and how to reach them. This Social Emotional Learning (SEL) focused episode is relevant for Fall 2021 as students and teachers return to […]

What Every Student Needs to Know About Money

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Financial literacy is a must-teach topic for students, a topic Kailen Stover has been teaching for years. In this show, she shares what every student needs to know and how to teach them. Money matters. Let’s talk about how. Sponsor: Everfi sponsored this episode. If you need standards-aligned, digital resources to teach real-world topics like […]

How to Get the Most Out of Google Apps Now with Eric Curts

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Some awesome changes have happened with Google Apps over summer 2021. In today’s show, Eric Curts talks about Google Classroom, Google Docs, and other Google apps and what has happened that is new and cool and how these changes will help classrooms improve this school year. Sponsor: Today’s podcast is sponsored by Google and their […]

Research Spotlight: Helping Refugee Students Learn in Schools

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In today’s show, we are working to develop empathy for some of our most struggling students – students who are refugees. Looking at Syrian Refugee students in Lebanon, we are spotlighting students who need our encouragement and help. This is not an easy topic, but we should all consider it. Take the time to talk […]

Using Pop Culture to Teach Writing Skills

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Nancy Barile has an incredible story of how she uses the show The Walking Dead to engage learners in writing skills and more. Her administration has let her recraft the curriculum around this show with pretty astounding results. Sponsor: Advancement Courses is sponsoring DonorsChoose projects from August 18 – September 24. Submit your project to https://www.advancementcourses.com/give/submityourproject/ for the […]