Secrets for Fun, Engaging Computer Science that Changes Kids Lives

Alfred Thompson on episode 547

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Alfred Thompson has secrets that transform Computer Science classrooms. Yet, he shares them openly. Project-based learning. Passion-based learning. Problem-based learning. These three P’s of teaching perfection have been a mainstay in Alfred’s classroom for many years. In today’s episode, Alfred uncovers how his classroom works, the impact it has on student lives, and how his […]

Creating Real Opportunities for Student Leadership

Adam Welcome on episode 544

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Students need real leadership opportunities – not just running a note to the office or other tasks that may be called “leadership” but really aren’t. Adam Welcome, co-author of Empower our Girls: Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More Listen to Adam Welcome Talk about Student Leadership Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking […]

Speed Presentations: Help Students Improve Presentation Skills Rapidly

Rob Donatelli on episode 543

Presentation skills are an essential skill for students to master. How do you help students improve when there are many students in the class. Robert Donatelli has a solution: speed presentations. Learn how to use this technique to help students improve their presentation skills. Listen to Rob Donatelli Share About Speed Presentations Listen to the […]

Breakout EDU in Adult PD and College Education

BreakoutEDU is a box with locks that also can be a great educational experience. In today’s show, Lucy Manley shares how breakout boxes are becoming an exciting part of her college’s educational experiences including Freshmen orientation. Listen to  Lucy Manley talk about the use of BreakoutEDU Boxes in College Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream […]

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 […]

Math Class PBL: Create Memorable Learning with Projects

Lauren Harris on episode 533

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Math teacher Lauren Harris had a problem. Students weren’t remembering important concepts from the previous year that she knew she had taught. How could she help students remember? Her answer is that she includes meaningful projects in her curriculum. In today’s show, Lauren gives us a quick overview, how-to, and ideas for planning your own […]

My Student Leadership Takeaways

Building Student Leadership in the Classroom

Student leadership is an essential part of the successful classroom. Recently, I sat down with and was interviewed for an article Building Student Leadership. We dove into what works, some simple techniques I use to engage all students, and how project-based learning is part of leadership in my classroom. Read the full article to dive […]

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 […]

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, […]

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

Eric Curts from Ctrl Alt Achieve

Eric Curts @ericcurts  teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom. With ideas for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings for all subjects and ages, you’ll want to scroll down and follow the links in our enhanced show notes. Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Teacher Workweek program opened this past Saturday, June 15. If […]