7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

Genius hour and passion projects are transformational. Now, I strive to have personal interest projects for just about everything. Whether you’re already having genius hour at your school or you want to get started, this blog post will give you ideas for getting started with genius hour, no matter the age or grade. I’m writing […]

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

Richard Byrne on episode 532

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Innovate and try some new apps. Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He also shares a bonus fitness opportunity for educators.) Listen to the show and learn how it is used and follow the links in the show notes below. This post is […]

7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

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Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart, talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19. Because ISTE begins over the weekend, I am airing this episode early to gear up for the event which starts on Sunday. See Stacey’s presentation at ISTE19. Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund […]

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

Michael Cohen "The Tech Rabbi" and author of Education by Design

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Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design. We should design the classroom environment for learning. Michael has three sessions at ISTE 2019. (Information below.) Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, […]

iPads in Kindergarten

Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen on episode 512

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Karen Lirenman (@KLirenman) and Kristen Wideen (@mrswideen) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom,  Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. (This episode is from our vault of most popular shows of all time – and it was the first show! Kristen and Karen share timeless principles of […]

How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

Amanda Johnson on Episode 493

While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan. Today, media specialist Amanda Johnson talks about the massive success of some new sections she added to the library last summer and how she’s going to improve her library even more […]

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom. While I won’t claim to ever be perfect, I have learned so much over the last seventeen years. If this post helps some of you avoid the mistakes I […]

Advice from a Filmmaking Pro About How to Help Kids Make Movies

Steve Hullfish on episode 462

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Steve Hullfish is a film editor and has also interviewed many of the world’s top film editors about the craft. He shares his story in Art of the Cut, a must-read for anyone editing films. Recently, he spent time with my students in digital filmmaking talking about workflow and editing and the craft of filmmaking. […]

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

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Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. I first wrote about this app in December 2017 shortly after launch. Metaverse has come a long way and is specifically focused on becoming an amazing AR app for classrooms with the new Collections feature. In this blog post, I’ll share the vocabulary I […]

How to Create in AR and VR

Jaime Donally talks about all the ways kids can create and make inside Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in the classroom. She gives an excellent overview of all of the apps and tools out there. Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. […]