7 Ways to Pick PD that Fits Your Personal Plan this Summer

7 Ways to Pick PD that Fits Your Personal Plan this Summer

Summer 2020 will need to be one of healing and rest but it is also a summer where we need to learn and level up. ln today’s show, Danielle Strohmeyer talks about seven things to consider as we design a personal learning plan this summer. We’ve also included links to the courses from advancement courses. […]

8 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home

7 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home

Working at home changes us. It has undoubtedly changed me as has the time away from the physical presence of my students and colleagues. Despite that some teachers and administrators say they are working less – I’m working much more. So, my method of working has had to change, as well. Here are the 8 […]

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 […]

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 […]