The New Self Published Book That I Co-Authored with Friends That is Trending on Amazon

About the book and how (and why) we published it

Self-publishing is a challenge but it can be done successfully. It has been exciting to release my first co-authored book that is self-published on Amazon this weekend. Previously, I’ve published with two major publishers but had self-publishing on my bucket list and have enjoyed the process so far. Stay in the Boat has been 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 […]

How to Create Massive Multiplayer Kahoot Games

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Did you know that you can play massive Kahoot games with many students as players? Today’s guest, George Pearce, talks about how he streams Kahoot games, handles security and privacy, fights bots that allow cheating and attack his Kahoot games, and also how he deals with a lag to make game competitions more equitable even […]

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 […]

6 Steps to Teach Book Creation with Book Creator

Book Creator Templates

Book Creator, the simple ebook authoring program, encourages writing and creativity in kids. They have some new templates as well.  Soon, my middle schoolers will start writing books again but in the fall, we had a great experience. In this post, I’ll share a little bit about the process. Step 1: Pitch the Idea Students […]

Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

Episode 716

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One of the most popular shows of 2018 was with Tom Mullaney on Google Jamboard so we’ve updated it for 2021! In this show, Tom shows us how teachers are using Google Jamboard, why it is so popular, and how you can use it to teach. Let’s Jam! Sponsor:  It’s a new year and time […]

How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

Sixteen types of games, Google Classroom and LMS compatibility and auto-grading

16 ways to make classroom games with educaplay

This week, I began using Educaplay to make fun classroom learning games for my students. In addition to easy game creation, sending the games to Google Classroom was easy, as was student work, automatic grading, and engagement. Many of us who have been teaching online need some variety. Presently, the site has many different types […]

How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance

Aaron Johnson shares the techniques to help us do it better

How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance

Aaron Johnson Shares His Way to Engage Students Even at a Distance Many of us are learning to traverse between online and in-person learning environments. Our guest Aaron Johnson, author of Online Teaching with Zoom, shares with us how to better engage students through Zoom, so we can all teach effectively at a distance. Sponsor: […]

Save Time Digitizing Your Worksheets with TeacherMade

The fast, free tool to help you with distance or hybrid learning

One of the biggest challenges we teachers have faced this year has been maintaining our quality of instruction in the midst of change. There are some simple answers, though. This post will share how teachers can quickly digitize handouts, check-ins, worksheets, quizzes, lab reports, and paper of all kinds that support classroom activities.  TeacherMade can […]

How I Plan My Lessons Digitally with Planboard

Why I Use Chalk and Planboard for Planning Now

How to Lesson Plan in the New Normal

It’s no surprise that the pandemic has caused a lot of headaches for educators. I bet you’re having your share as well, from adapting to hybrid learning, to planning curriculum and lessons, to keeping sane throughout all of this. It’s not been easy, but some good has come out of these difficult times. This post […]