Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

Teacher Bruce Reicher shares two of his favorite distance learning tools –  Wakelet and Wevideo. He talks about how he uses them with students and teachers for classroom learning and teacher PD. Take a look at Wakelet for organizing files and WeVideo for editing and screencasts. Sponsor: This Fall season is going to be different, but we’re […]

How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

The last few weeks of school can be the hardest – even in a face to face classroom. Some teachers are finding that online, it is almost impossible.Are your grade books like Swiss Cheese? Are there kids who are just missing? Today, Mary Howard, a sixth-grade science teacher in New York, talks about how we […]

6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom

6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom

Google Classroom has been the tool of choice for many schools. Did you know that you need to “close out” the school year to set yourself up for success in the fall? In this episode, Kasey and I discuss how to effectively close out the school year. Check the blog post for more links to […]

What Will School Be Like in the Fall after a Distance Learning Spring?

What Will School Be Like in the Fall after a COVID-19 Spring?

Today Joseph Fatheree, award-winning teacher and thought-leader talks about the conversations administrators, policymakers, and teachers are having about what “the Fall” looks like in K12 education. There are so many scenarios that could be possible but Joseph shares his thoughts. I hope you’ll share your thoughts on Twitter as we talk about this. Sponsor: My […]

Sustainability Spotlight: How to Empower Students to Tackle Sustainability Issues

Sustainability Spotlight: How to Empower Students to Tackle Sustainability Issues

We can tackle sustainability issues by empowering students. I would also think that this could apply to helping students be part of the solution for health in their communities and schools. Let’s face it, if we’re going to solve hard problems, we need lots of minds, hands, and feet involved in moving towards the solution. […]

Boom Cards: Engagement for Learning from a Distance

Boom Cards: Engagement for Learning from a Distance

During distance learning, some teachers have found a new way to engage students — Boom Cards. Mary Howard is one of those teachers. She says it excites her sixth grade students in New York and gives us the low-down on why Boom Cards are so exciting and how she uses them for assessment and learning. […]

Why Second and Third Chances Matter for Kids

New Hampshire State Teacher of the Year 2020, Kim Piper, works within the prison population of the state. She shares what she has learned from her time working with some amazing students in the prison system and compares it to what she learned as a middle school teacher as well. What she’s discovered can help […]

5 Major Elements of a STEAM Mindset

5 Major Elements of a STEAM Mindset

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math comprise STEAM learning. However, there is more to a true STEM mindset than just the content. Today Tim Needles talks about five elements that comprise an effective STEAM mindset to help us bring these topics into our classrooms as we teach and learn together. Sponsor: In today’s challenging times, […]

How PBL in Math Class Can Make Projects Unforgettable

How PBL in Math Class Can Make Projects Unforgettable

In these times, part of being a teacher is to have meaningful online projects with engagement. PBL can create memorable learning with projects, and Lauren Harris uses projects to teach math.   Sponsor: In today’s challenging times, we know how critical it is to make sure kids are equipped with social and emotional learning skills […]

Absolutely Essential SEL Skills We Need During the Pandemic

Critical SEL Skills for Students, Parents and Teachers During the Pandemic

Students, parents, and teachers have social emotional learning skills that are needed in today’s climate. Dr. Amy Cranston helps us understand how we can help our children (and families and schools) make it through this difficult time. Sponsor: In today’s challenging times, we know how critical it is to make sure kids are equipped with […]