6 Steps to Teach Book Creation with Book Creator

Book Creator Templates

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 […]

Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

Episode 720 with Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor

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Teaching coding can be challenging and expensive, but our guests Sean and Kelly have a solution. We can start teaching the second most popular coding language – Python – in our schools. Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor host the Teaching Python Podcast where they share how to help kids of all ages learn this valuable […]

Save Time with The 5 Minute Lesson Plan with Ross McGill

Learn about resources and methods you can use to save time!

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In today’s episode, Ross McGill, shares his powerful 5 minute lesson plan format that the UK Department of Education has listed as a best practice for teacher effectiveness and time savings. His tips will save you some valuable time. Teachers can spend hours typing up and writing a lesson plan that takes just 30 or […]

A Look Back at 2020 Teaching What It Means for 2021

Researcher Pamela Livingston Gaudet shares her findings

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Yes, 2020 has been a year like no other, and today’s guest, Pamela Livingston Guadet, interviewed a wide variety of school tech directors to hear their stories of triage teaching during the COVID-19 emergency. Today, she shares their wisdom, including the positives, negatives, the things that shocked her, and what her research shows that everyone […]

Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

Episode 716

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One of the most popular shows of 2018 was with Tom Mullaney on Google Jamboard so we’ve updated it for 2021! In this show, Tom shows us how teachers are using Google Jamboard, why it is so popular, and how you can use it to teach. Let’s Jam! Sponsor:  It’s a new year and time […]

How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

Sixteen types of games, Google Classroom and LMS compatibility and auto-grading

16 ways to make classroom games with educaplay

This week, I began using Educaplay to make fun classroom learning games for my students. In addition to easy game creation, sending the games to Google Classroom was easy, as was student work, automatic grading, and engagement. Many of us who have been teaching online need some variety. Presently, the site has many different types […]

The Quick, Easy Way I Show Kids Thankfulness

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Thankfulness is a way of life all year long. As a student, however, I think I caught what teachers taught by how they lived their lives. I want to be that person who models everlasting love and joy for every human being I get to know! So, today is such a day! On this day, […]

How to Create a Safe and Uplifting Environment This Fall

We don’t know what the future holds but we know there are things we can do to help children cope with anxiety. We also know there are things we can do to be prepared for distance learning.  Joseph Hamer, a second-grade teacher from Wichita Kansas, and author of Brain Awakes joins Vicki to discuss how […]

Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids

Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids

You may be worried that the youngest kids can’t learn at a distance, but Dr. Nancy Frey, co-author of the Distance Learning Playbook comes along side us to help us understand how it can be done. From successful online meetings to screentime and essential things to include, Nancy encourages us to do what seems impossible. […]

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall

Kate Baker with Vicki Davis

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classroom this Fall

Blended learning and distance learning will be different this fall. Dig into flipping your classroom and how it looks when you teach effectively in an online classroom. How do you use video effectively? Listen to Kate Baker Talk about How We Can Flip Our Classrooms from a Distance   Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher […]