How to Teach Writing with Digital Media with Dr. Sarah Levine

How to teach writing with digital media

“Really, we have to write?” say some students. No more! If you’re working to engage your student in writing that is engaging and exciting, Dr. Sarah Levine from Stanford University has some practical ideas for you and your students. In this episode, you’ll learn ways to engage students in writing using digital media. You’ll also […]

5 Awesome New Screencastify Features

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Screencastify is more than a screencasting tool. You can now screencast, edit, quiz, see student analytics, get feedback, and more using Screencastify. In this post, I’ll share some of the new features in Screencastify and how I’ve used it in my classroom. Note that Screencastify has been one of my favorite formative assessment tools since […]

How to Use Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

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Google’s Applied Digital Skills Curriculum is a fantastic free resource of lesson plans, videos, and learning experiences for students everywhere. Today’s guest Coach Victor Hicks talks about how he’s used the curriculum for grades kindergarten and up. Sponsor: Today’s podcast includes sponsored content from Google and their Applied Digital Skills Curriculum. All opinions are my […]

5 Steps to Fact Checking – Digital Literacy in Action

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As we teach students how to discern the truth, Amanda Brace has five steps for fact-checking that she teaches her students. Digital literacy is an essential topic for all of us and this show will help teachers (and parents) understand a simple way to help their students work through topics to get to the truth. […]

3 Products from Logitech to Help Reach Every Student

3 Logitech Devices to Improve Every Classroom

Sometimes devices just help us. They improve something we already do in powerful ways. In this post, I’ll highlight three such items. First, a very cool stylus called the Logitech Crayon doesn’t require pairing and can be used on any iPad. (Imagine the teacher going around the room and using it to annotate and help students […]

Choose Your Own Adventure Professional Development

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Professional Development can be an adventure! Yes, you can create fun, exciting learning. In this show, learn how Laurie Guyon uses hyperdocs and a “choose your own adventure” format. Not only does this format excites teachers about learning new tools, but also many of them now use this method with students. With this in mind, […]

The New Self Published Book That I Co-Authored with Friends That is Trending on Amazon

About the book and how (and why) we published it

Self-publishing is a challenge but it can be done successfully. It has been exciting to release my first co-authored book that is self-published on Amazon this weekend. Previously, I’ve published with two major publishers but had self-publishing on my bucket list and have enjoyed the process so far. Stay in the Boat has been the […]

Join Me and Monica Burns on Clubhouse – Tuesday, March 30 7 pm Eastern

Join us on Clubhouse

Join me and  @ClassTechTips on Tuesday 3/30 at 7 pm Eastern on Clubhouse. If you’re a newbie, we can learn together. If you’re a pro, jump on stage and share a tip! Click here to join us: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/xjK3bO6M So, what will we be doing? Monica will be talking about how teachers are using Clubhouse We […]

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 […]

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 […]