10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. We didn’t miss a day – not yet. And the learning continues. I was asked today if I’m sharing and certainly, I am. However, I want to share and talk more about this. I also know that […]

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

Alice Keeler and Vicki Davis demo both sides of Google Classroom

google classroom

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

how to learn online

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

teaching science online #elarning #covid19

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

free resources for schools closing due to coronavirus

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 […]

5 Steps to Regain Control of Your Classroom with Linda Kardamis

Linda Kardamis regain control (1)

Is your classroom out of control? Are you struggling to teach but student behavior is getting in the way? Today, classroom management expert, Linda Kardamis gives us a place to start. Today’s Sponsor – Free Classroom Management Webinar: On Monday, March 16 at 8 pm learn from classroom management expert Linda Kardamis how to regain […]

How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

Robert Kalman design in ar and vr

Robert Kalman’s middle schoolers are designing in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). In this episode, Robert gives us his insights and tips into the best tools and tips in AR and VR today. From Google Tour Creator, CoSpaces, Merge Cube (with Tinkercad) and Panaform – Robert will share simple tools you can start […]

Coronavirus, Kobe Bryant and News Literacy with Darren Hudgins

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

636 News literacy coronavirus (1)

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 […]

5 Reasons Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers is a Bad Idea

Jody Stallings shares the facts

635 test scores is a bad idea (1)

Some districts and schools use test scores to hold teachers “accountable.” But what if this practice is hurting the very kids it is trying to help. Teacher and columnist Jody Stallings shares what he uncovered when he looked at this practice and why using test scores to evaluate teachers is a very bad idea. Listen […]

Smart Risk Taking in Education

Kristen Nan talks about risk taking that makes sense in education

631 kristen nan smart risk taking (1)

Take risks in education to build relationships, have difficult conversations, and make progress. Kristen Nan, a third-grade teacher, co-authored a book with her assistant superintendent. It was a risk, for sure, but Kristen talks about the risks she is and has taken in her classroom and how it has improved learning for everyone. Get inspired […]