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 […]

Current Research and 4 Trauma-Informed Principles to Help Students Now

Dr. Eric Rossen from NASP shares

Current Research and 4 Trauma-Informed Principles to Help Students Now

Current Research and 4 Trauma-Informed Principles to Help Students Now with Dr Eric Rossen Students experiencing the coronavirus crisis are experiencing trauma. So are teachers and parents. In today’s show, learn the ten principles to help us encourage and help others as we work through this crisis together with Dr. Eric Rossen, the Director of […]

How I Teach About Big Data and Lesson Plan

Episode 706 how I teach about data and lesson plan

How I Teach About Big Data and Lesson Plan with Vicki Davis In this episode, I give you a peek into my classroom. I take a topic that isn’t super simple — databases — and show how I teach it with 2 simple projects, some game-based learning, concrete examples, and how my students all master […]

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 […]

9 EdTech Ideas to Use Now

Spanish and STEAM teacher Rachelle Dene Poth shares her favorite EdTech tools

9 EdTech Ideas to Use Now

9 EdTech Ideas to Use Now with Rachelle Rene Poth Spanish and STEAM teacher Rachelle Dene Poth shares 9 of her favorite EdTech ideas that you can easily use now, no matter what your classroom environment requirements are. Teachers are looking for easy and helpful resources, and right now with so much going on searching […]

Smiling Behind the Mask: Face to Face School and SEL

Fourth Grade Teacher Erica Boomsma Talks about Face to Face School

Smiling Behind the Mask: Face to Face School and SEL with Erica Boomsma

Smiling Behind the Mask: Face to Face School and SEL with Erica Boomsma Erica Boomsma is in South Dakota where they have been teaching in face-to-face school for the last four weeks. She talks about the fears she had in going back, the protocols they are using, and the positive experiences they are having amidst […]

Creating Your Own Tutoring and Teaching Company with Megan Padden-Shin

Creating Your Own Tutoring and Teaching Company with Megan Padden-Shin

Creating Your Own Tutoring and Teaching Company with Megan Padden-Shin Megan Padden-Shin has successfully built a tutoring and teaching company during the past two years. She talks about the challenges of building her business and how she’s now arrived at a place where she’s making more money than she did as a teacher in a […]

Research Based Strategies for Distance Learning with Dr. Matthew Rhoads

Research Based Strategies for Distance Learning Now with Dr. Matthew Rhoads

Research-Based Strategies for Distance Learning with Dr. Matthew Rhoads Dr. Matthew Rhoads is teaching at a distance and coaching other teachers to improve their teaching as well. Based in San Diego, Dr. Rhoads talks about how to integrate instructional strategies, have a teacher toolbox, how to show teachers technology, using Google Jamboard to brainstorm, how to […]

Research on Returning to School After Natural Disasters with Dr. Brianna Kurtz

Education Renaissance: Research on Returning to School After Natural Disasters with Dr. Brianna Kurtz Dr. Brianna Kurtz, classroom teacher and researcher, studied “global practices in returning to formal schooling after interruptions in education due to natural disasters.” She studied students displaced after Hurricane Maria and what helped them resume schooling successfully. Today, she shares what […]