Choose Your Own Adventure Professional Development

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Professional Development can be an adventure! Yes, you can create fun, exciting learning. In this show, learn how Laurie Guyon uses hyperdocs and a “choose your own adventure” format. Not only does this format excites teachers about learning new tools, but also many of them now use this method with students. With this in mind, […]

4 Social Emotional Learning Strategies to Use in the Classroom Now

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We know that to teach students, we must relate to educate and one of the first things we must relate to is their emotions in that moment. In today’s show, Robin Fox shares four techniques you can use in your face-to-face or distance classroom to connect with your student’s social and emotional lives. She reminds […]

How to Create Massive Multiplayer Kahoot Games

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Did you know that you can play massive Kahoot games with many students as players? Today’s guest, George Pearce, talks about how he streams Kahoot games, handles security and privacy, fights bots that allow cheating and attack his Kahoot games, and also how he deals with a lag to make game competitions more equitable even […]

Going hybrid or already have? Join the conversation

Larry Ferlazzo conversation

My friend Larry Ferlazzo in California looks like he’s going hybrid. If you have been doing hybrid teaching, with students in classroom & online at same time, what is the one most important piece of advice you would offer to those of us who are likely to be starting this for first time in coming […]

6 Steps to Teach Book Creation with Book Creator

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Book Creator, the simple ebook authoring program, encourages writing and creativity in kids. They have some new templates as well.  Soon, my middle schoolers will start writing books again but in the fall, we had a great experience. In this post, I’ll share a little bit about the process. Step 1: Pitch the Idea Students […]

A Look Back at 2020 Teaching What It Means for 2021

Researcher Pamela Livingston Gaudet shares her findings

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Yes, 2020 has been a year like no other, and today’s guest, Pamela Livingston Guadet, interviewed a wide variety of school tech directors to hear their stories of triage teaching during the COVID-19 emergency. Today, she shares their wisdom, including the positives, negatives, the things that shocked her, and what her research shows that everyone […]

Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

Episode 716

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One of the most popular shows of 2018 was with Tom Mullaney on Google Jamboard so we’ve updated it for 2021! In this show, Tom shows us how teachers are using Google Jamboard, why it is so popular, and how you can use it to teach. Let’s Jam! Sponsor:  It’s a new year and time […]

How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

Sixteen types of games, Google Classroom and LMS compatibility and auto-grading

16 ways to make classroom games with educaplay

This week, I began using Educaplay to make fun classroom learning games for my students. In addition to easy game creation, sending the games to Google Classroom was easy, as was student work, automatic grading, and engagement. Many of us who have been teaching online need some variety. Presently, the site has many different types […]

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 […]