All Systems Go – How We Went to Distance Learning without Missing a Day

On a Friday, we had school in our physical building. By Monday, we had more students in our online school that we had on the previous Friday. In this episode, 10 Minute Teacher host, Vicki Davis, talks to production editor Vicki Morgan about the story at her school as the students began distance learning due […]

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 […]

My Amazing Movie Poster: Free Project Plan to Teach Graphic Design

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Students can be filmmakers in this fun, engaging project that teaches graphic design, photography, the prototyping process and more. I’ve created the unit plan, lesson plan, and rubrics for this project-based learning experience that brings together the graphic design concepts I teach in my class. They are uploaded to Adobe Education Exchange and make a […]

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

Alice Keeler and Vicki Davis demo both sides of Google Classroom

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As so many of us schools are having to move quickly to Google Classroom, Alice Keeler sat down with me recently to do what we’re calling a “duo demo.” She played the role of the teacher and I played the role of the student as we shared what various actions look like on both sides […]

How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

For synchronous classrooms

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In addition to a learning management system (LMS), students need to know how to learn in an online synchronous classroom. Educators need to establish protocols and systems for this as well. This short video is made as a student tutorial and to help educators make decisions about how they will educate students on effective online […]

Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson

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As schools are working to blend teaching or go completely online, what about science? Isn’t science supposed to be totally hands-on? In today’s session, we interview Chris Anderson, an instructional technology coach and the executive producer of Science Around Cincy, a web series that features the scientists and engineers in the Cincinnati area. He reflects […]

16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

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As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Blended learning (having a face to face and an online classroom) is best. We have one more reason– when you already have an online space for your classroom, it is a smaller step […]

Coronavirus, Kobe Bryant and News Literacy with Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins talks about how to help kids sort through viral news stories

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As the Coronavirus spreads, so does the news about it. Some stories are accurate. Some stories are not. And some stories are full of half-truths. All designed to get people to read and for the clicks to come. Today’s guest, Darren Hudgins is co-author of Fact VS Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking In The Age of […]

7 Tips for Making Great Student “Pitch” Videos

7 Tips for Making Great Student “Pitch” Videos

As I’ve recently blogged about several contests where students create “pitch” videos for learning, some teachers probably want some advice on creating such a “pitch” video. This blog post will give you several tips for making great student pitch videos. This blog post is sponsored by Discovery Education. The CITGO Fueling Education Student Challenge is for […]