Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson

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As schools are working to blend teaching or go completely online, what about science? Isn’t science supposed to be totally hands-on? In today’s session, we interview Chris Anderson, an instructional technology coach and the executive producer of Science Around Cincy, a web series that features the scientists and engineers in the Cincinnati area. He reflects […]

What Really Engages Students

Heather Wolpert-Gawron talks about current research

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Heather Wolpert-Gawron surveyed over two thousand students from every US state and type of school to find out what engages them in learning. She discovered some surprising trends that will impact how we teach teachers to teach and how we look at a school altogether. Variety may not only be the spice of life but […]

4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

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How do you get started with project-based learning (PBL) and Maker spaces? Nicholas Provenzano, the author of the book, Beyond the Poster Board, gives us four tips to get started with effective PBL and Maker space use in your school and classroom. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in […]

4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares his thoughts

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Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares four trends that are shaping how his schools teach with technology. From coding to robotics and augmented reality and his favorite (which he saved for last), learn how a leading-edge K-8 program is using technology to teach all students the skills and thinking capacities they need to be successful in the modern […]

Student Leadership Through a Student-Led Podcast

Hans Appel with the Award Winning Culture Podcast

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Award-Winning Culture is a student podcast led by teacher Hans Appel. Hear the story behind this exciting student podcast and get inspired to start a student podcast at your school. He shares his starting story, how he keeps it going with an annual podcast retreat, and how he surprises his students with a listener testimonial […]

5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

Heather Marrs shares how to get started with gamifying your classroom

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How could you take your whole elementary classroom year and gamify it? What if everything students learn could gain them XP (experience points?) What if you can reach those strugglers by making a classroom on mission? Today, Heather Marrs, a teacher and instructional coach from Oregon, takes us through the five steps she used to […]

STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

Kate Hodges, English Teacher from Ohio

Language arts classrooms can use more than books to teach. Kate Hodges, a language arts teacher in Ohio, shares how she uses project-based learning (PBL), making, and more to help students learn language arts. Sponsor: Adobe I use Adobe Premiere Rush to teach digital filmmaking in my classroom. I love it because videos and the […]

How to Use Fortnite in the Classroom

Mike Washburn shares insight into Fortnite

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Fortnite has a physics engine in the game. Unknown to many educators, Fortnite has three modes of play. While Battle Royale is a first-person shooter, the creative mode is not. Some educators are creating private islands (for free) that their students can make Rube Goldberg machines and other creations. Today’s guest, Mike Washburn, is on […]

2 Student STEM Challenges Open Now

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Join in some powerful student challenges! Discovery Education has two student challenges happening now. In this post, I’ll give you an overview of the Stanley Black and Decker Making for Good Student Challenge, a STEAM project for grades 9-12 in the US. I’ll also give an overview of the CITGO Fueling Education Student Challenge for […]

5 Ways to Find Project Based Learning Ideas

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Project-Based Learning is a powerful tool. Today’s show gives us ideas for where we can find new and innovative project ideas and create them ourselves. Dr. Jennifer Pieratt, author of “Keep it Real with PBL” for both elementary and secondary students, shares how she finds many of the project ideas that she creates and shares […]