How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance

Aaron Johnson shares the techniques to help us do it better

How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance

Aaron Johnson Shares His Way to Engage Students Even at a Distance Many of us are learning to traverse between online and in-person learning environments. Our guest Aaron Johnson, author of Online Teaching with Zoom, shares with us how to better engage students through Zoom, so we can all teach effectively at a distance. Sponsor: […]

Save Time Digitizing Your Worksheets with TeacherMade

The fast, free tool to help you with distance or hybrid learning

One of the biggest challenges we teachers have faced this year has been maintaining our quality of instruction in the midst of change. There are some simple answers, though. This post will share how teachers can quickly digitize handouts, check-ins, worksheets, quizzes, lab reports, and paper of all kinds that support classroom activities.  TeacherMade can […]

How I Plan My Lessons Digitally with Planboard

Why I Use Chalk and Planboard for Planning Now

How to Lesson Plan in the New Normal

It’s no surprise that the pandemic has caused a lot of headaches for educators. I bet you’re having your share as well, from adapting to hybrid learning, to planning curriculum and lessons, to keeping sane throughout all of this. It’s not been easy, but some good has come out of these difficult times. This post […]

Feedback Tips for Blended and Online Learning

Feedback Tips for Blended and Online Learning

Feedback is important. But how do teachers give it frequently and in ways that help students learn? How can teachers have time and get this done with all that is going on this Fall 2020? Today, Matthew Johnson, author of Flash Feedback, shares his advice to help get close to kids through feedback and connections […]

The Epic E-Book of WebTools

Epic E-Book of WebTools

Kristina Holzweiss shares plain and simple terms some of the most timesaving, enriching online resources available to teachers today. Sponsor: Wipebook Flipchart Wipebook is an excellent solution for educators, no matter where you’re teaching. Check out Wipebook Flipchart at www.wipebook.com/coolcatteacher. These flipcharts make it SO easy to snap a picture and upload it to your Google […]

Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

August 18-20, 2020 -a Free PD Experience for Blended Learning

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This school year is dependent more than ever upon our ability to blend face to face (hopefully) and online learning. Whether you have blended, hybrid, or 100% digital instruction, join me for this free online PD conference. I’ll be the closing keynote and discuss “7 Ways to Redefine Reading Instruction with Technology in a Blended […]

7 Things to Consider As We Return to Learn This Fall

7 Things to Consider as We Return to Learn This Fall

As we prepare to learn this fall, we need to consider some teaching best practices. In this episode we cover quite a few topics: What the fall will look like (we think) How to plan for instruction How to differentiate online instruction Blended learning best practices How to support parents Using community resources to support […]

Back to School Twitter Chat Tuesday, July 28th – 8 pm EDT #Back2SchoolChat

#Back2SchoolChat

As we prepare to go back to school, we need to share best practices and ideas for learning. The exchange of ideas and building of our Personal Learning Network (PLN) is part of our growth and learning. On Tuesday, July 28th at 8 pm EDT, I’ll be co-hosting a #Back2SchoolChat with Advancement Courses. Conversation topics […]

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall

Kate Baker with Vicki Davis

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classroom this Fall

Blended learning and distance learning will be different this fall. Dig into flipping your classroom and how it looks when you teach effectively in an online classroom. How do you use video effectively? Listen to Kate Baker Talk about How We Can Flip Our Classrooms from a Distance   Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher […]

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The new (Re)Defining STEM learning Module from TGR Foundation and Discovery Education is the first of several courses to support educators to integrate STEM in new and powerful ways. Every STEM educator should take a look at these resources and integrate them into their blended or online learning environment.