How to Use Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

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Google’s Applied Digital Skills Curriculum is a fantastic free resource of lesson plans, videos, and learning experiences for students everywhere. Today’s guest Coach Victor Hicks talks about how he’s used the curriculum for grades kindergarten and up. Sponsor: Today’s podcast includes sponsored content from Google and their Applied Digital Skills Curriculum. All opinions are my […]

6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

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With free financial literacy courses for high school and middle school, social-emotional learning, and digital literacy classes, today we highlight six ways you can help students learn real-world skills. Right now, many of us are looking for high-quality, easy-to-use materials that can reach students both at home and in the face-to-face classroom. Today’s show features […]

Try SplashLearn for Summer Learning and Fall Success

SplashLearn for summer learning

Personalize learning and make it fun for students. I recommend SplashLearn for parents this summer to strengthen the foundations of Mathematics (Pre-kindergarten to Grade 5) and Reading (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2.) It is understandable for parents to want to ensure that their kids are ready to move ahead this fall. Besides having a fun family […]

5 Ways to Teach About Earth Day with Monica Burns

5 Ways to Teach About Earth Day

Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day. As citizens of this planet, we should all care about caring for this world. Today, Monica Burns gives us practical ways to teach and encourage students to be good caretakers of the world we live in. Every teacher will find an idea they can use any time of the […]

Augmented Reality Lessons You Can Use Now

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Do you need safe, fun ways for students to connect and learn while keeping their distance in the classroom? Augmented reality apps might be for you! Remarkably, there are best practices you can use to teach math, ELA, and more using Augmented Reality. In today’s show Mitchell Weisburg, cofounder of the nonprofit Games4Ed, shares pedagogical […]

5 Ways to Participate in the Mars Rover Landing on Thursday, February 18

The Perseverance Rover will land on Mars this Thursday, February 18th at approximately 3:55 pm Eastern Time. The live landing commentary will began at 2:15 pm on NASA Television, the agency’s website, the NASA app, and YouTube. Recently, I was able to participate in a Q&A Session with a few of the hundreds of people involved in this […]

Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

Episode 720 with Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor

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Teaching coding can be challenging and expensive, but our guests Sean and Kelly have a solution. We can start teaching the second most popular coding language – Python – in our schools. Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor host the Teaching Python Podcast where they share how to help kids of all ages learn this valuable […]

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

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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 […]

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.

Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix

Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix

The mathematics curriculum of today was created before computers. Conrad Wolfram has written a book, The Math(s) Fix and how AI can be part of this process of learning new math. He says we’re “making humans into third rate calculators instead of helping humans be problem solvers.” He also argues that math should be approachable […]