15 Ways to Make Google Classroom Better for Everyone

by Vicki Davis

15 Ways to Make Google Classroom Better for Everyone

15 Tips to Better Use Google Classroom Today, I’m giving you another peek into my classroom, this time, to share tips for getting the most out of your Google Classroom. In this episode, you’ll hear 15 better practices when using Google Classroom, from habits to technical tools. I’ve also had this show transcribed for your […]

Hāpara: The Essential Tool for Every Google Classroom School

The Essential Tool for Every School

I’ve seen one tool improve student engagement in Google Classroom significantly — Hāpara. While Google Classroom is can be taught, there are some problems with Google Classroom regarding engagement and simplicity. Google Classroom isn’t always simple to use for students who struggle. Now, it is. In this post, I’ll talk about typical problems with Google […]

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 […]

Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

August 18-20, 2020 -a Free PD Experience for Blended Learning

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This school year is dependent more than ever upon our ability to blend face to face (hopefully) and online learning. Whether you have blended, hybrid, or 100% digital instruction, join me for this free online PD conference. I’ll be the closing keynote and discuss “7 Ways to Redefine Reading Instruction with Technology in a Blended […]

3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay. Today, virtual trainer and Class Tech Tips guru Monica Burns talks about what we need to be learning over the summer so we can be healthier and more successful in the fall no matter what we face. 3 Things We Need to Improve to Be […]

4 Security Issues for Schools During Covid19 Distance Education

security Concerns during distance learning by Vicki Davis

Schools spend time, resources, and focus on security. Now, that security is moving online. What was once relegated to the IT department is now everybody’s business. In today’s show, I share four security issues that are on my mind. First, video conferencing security. Second, encouraging parents to conduct a security audit in the content management […]

21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school. Scroll down to see the list of links and listen to the show to hear how I’m using these tools with teachers and students. Sponsor: See 10 Professional Development Courses to Improve Your Online Classroom which I shared […]

How to Use Wizer to Create Digital Worksheets that Differentiate Instruction

An Interview and Demo Interview with Nira Sheleg

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Teachers who want to upload “packets” and make them easy for self grading will find a friend in Wizer.me. Also, those who believe in differentiated instruction, multiple ways of asking (and answering questions) like text, voice, and video, and the ability for teachers to share with each other will love Wizer. In this blog post, […]

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

Video and Infographic

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Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how. I had so many people ask for the video. Here is the video and infographic to help you. Advancement Courses sponsored this webinar. Check out their free 3-hour micro […]

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 […]