How to Create Massive Multiplayer Kahoot Games

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Did you know that you can play massive Kahoot games with many students as players? Today’s guest, George Pearce, talks about how he streams Kahoot games, handles security and privacy, fights bots that allow cheating and attack his Kahoot games, and also how he deals with a lag to make game competitions more equitable even […]

How to Partner with Parents During Pandemic Learning

J.T. Taylor shares how schools can better connect with parents

How to Partner with Parents During Pandemic Learning

Some schools need to reset their relationships with parents. Others want to make it stronger as they transition to a different form of learning. At the forefront of all of this is the psychological health of students during this time. JT Taylor is helping schools connect with parents and support them and today he gives […]

3 Ways to Stress Less in Today’s Classroom

3 Ways to Stress Less in Today's Classroom

Teachers are stressing over so many things. Today, Dr. Desiree Alexander tackles three of those issues: distance learning, hybrid learning, and digital equity. She shares the WHO system for evaluating technology, tips for hybrid learning, and timeless principles for considering digital equity and relating to your students and colleagues in professional and respectful ways. Today’s […]

How to Close the Learning Gap

Dr. Rachael George shares advice on how to help kids now

Students are returning to school and teachers and administrators know a learning gap is there. What do we do about it? How do we close the gap without stressing everyone out? Turnaround principal Rachael George tells us how. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 280 online graduate-level PD courses in 20 subject areas that […]

Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It

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Dr. James Lang has six recommendations in this podcast about how we can better understand student attention and how we can get their attention while we teach – even when teaching online. This important topic will help all of us become better teachers in challenging times. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 280 online […]

Going hybrid or already have? Join the conversation

Larry Ferlazzo conversation

My friend Larry Ferlazzo in California looks like he’s going hybrid. If you have been doing hybrid teaching, with students in classroom & online at same time, what is the one most important piece of advice you would offer to those of us who are likely to be starting this for first time in coming […]

Creating Fun Family & Classroom Experiences for Kids Online

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We can create fun ways to enjoy time with our families online in Zoom, Google Meet, Teams, and more. Today’s guest, Sandi Johnson, is an IT Integrator in Indianapolis. She has created fun events for neighbors and families as well as her students to celebrate and grow closer during this time. If you are wondering […]

5 Ways to Participate in the Mars Rover Landing on Thursday, February 18

The Perseverance Rover will land on Mars this Thursday, February 18th at approximately 3:55 pm Eastern Time. The live landing commentary will began at 2:15 pm on NASA Television, the agency’s website, the NASA app, and YouTube. Recently, I was able to participate in a Q&A Session with a few of the hundreds of people involved in this […]

5 Health Tips for Teachers to Stay Healthy

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Richard Byrne is a busy teacher. He teaches full time during the day. He writes his Free Tech for Teachers Blog. He’s a father of two, and active in many online spaces. And yet — he takes time to take care of himself. Today you·ll learn how to achieve better health and wellness with these […]

6 Steps to Teach Book Creation with Book Creator

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Book Creator, the simple ebook authoring program, encourages writing and creativity in kids. They have some new templates as well.  Soon, my middle schoolers will start writing books again but in the fall, we had a great experience. In this post, I’ll share a little bit about the process. Step 1: Pitch the Idea Students […]