16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

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As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Blended learning (having a face to face and an online classroom) is best. We have one more reason– when you already have an online space for your classroom, it is a smaller step […]

How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

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Robert Kalman’s middle schoolers are designing in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). In this episode, Robert gives us his insights and tips into the best tools and tips in AR and VR today. From Google Tour Creator, CoSpaces, Merge Cube (with Tinkercad) and Panaform – Robert will share simple tools you can start […]

How to Program (and Use) Google App Scripts with Alice Keeler

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If you’re using the Google Suite for Education, Google App Scripts can save you time. Alice Keeler talks about how she programs Google App scripts, some add ons she’s made, and some you can use to help improve what you’re doing in your classroom! Today’s Sponsor – Free Classroom Management Webinar: On Monday, March 16 […]

Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

Dustin Harnish inspires social studies teachers

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You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. Teacher Dustin Harnish proves it. Dustin Harnish teaches seventh-grade social studies with Spheros, 3d printing, and engaging activities. But he uses far more than technology to engage students. Listen all the way to the end to learn how he ends his school […]

Tech Tools for School Counselors

Steve Sharp talks about tools schoolcounselors can use.

School counselors are unique. They have unique needs as they help guide students and perform duties at their school. Today, guidance counselor, Steve Sharp helps guidance counselors know the tools that can help them level up. Listen to Steve Sharp Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some […]

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 […]

Turning Struggling Readers into Striving Readers

A free summit on Tuesday, January 28 from 1- 3 pm ET

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Struggling readers can come in all ages and at all stages of the educational process. I love struggling readers so much. This upcoming Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 1-2:30, I’ll be joining Texthelp over at the Education Week Virtual Summit about Struggling Readers. This free summit, “Getting Reading Right” is free and text-based. I’ll be […]

What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

Dig into teaching practices with Google Classroom

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Google Classroom is a tool that can help build relationships between students and teachers. But not everything is perfect. Google Classroom Guru Alice Keeler talks about what is hot and not in Google Classroom and how teachers are using it to teach. Enjoy! Sponsor: Discovery Education Today’s podcast is sponsored by Discovery Education. They have […]

How to Teach Presentation Skills, New Technology and Research Using CES

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The Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas this upcoming week, January 7-10, 2020. In the fall semester, students present about historical figures in computing. However, in January, we turn the spotlight on analyzing new technologies with a critical but futuristic eye. The media, videos, and press releases give us an excellent opportunity to move […]

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

Product Review: Features, Lesson Plan Ideas, and Tips

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Adobe Premiere Rush is a simple to use video creation tool that includes powerful camera features, video editing, and publishing features. It syncs and works on all platforms. It has replaced my use of iMovie in the classroom with my students because it is more robust. Simply put, Adobe Premiere Rush leads my students to […]