My Amazing Movie Poster: Free Project Plan to Teach Graphic Design

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Students can be filmmakers in this fun, engaging project that teaches graphic design, photography, the prototyping process and more. I’ve created the unit plan, lesson plan, and rubrics for this project-based learning experience that brings together the graphic design concepts I teach in my class. They are uploaded to Adobe Education Exchange and make a […]

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. We didn’t miss a day – not yet. And the learning continues. I was asked today if I’m sharing and certainly, I am. However, I want to share and talk more about this. I also know that […]

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

Alice Keeler and Vicki Davis demo both sides of Google Classroom

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As so many of us schools are having to move quickly to Google Classroom, Alice Keeler sat down with me recently to do what we’re calling a “duo demo.” She played the role of the teacher and I played the role of the student as we shared what various actions look like on both sides […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

Michael Drezek shares about Our Global Classroom and other ways we can collaborate (for free!)

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Connect your classroom! It can be done. Today Michael Drezek takes us into the “Our Global Classroom” Community and shares three of the many ways students are collaborating. Join in! Sponsor: Discovery Education Today’s podcast is sponsored by Discovery Education. They have two STEM challenges running now. The Stanley Black and Decker Making for Good […]

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 […]