I will start off by saying I absolutely LOVE Google Classroom. Before Google Classroom, I was a huge fan of Edmodo and Schoology, but moving to classroom last year was one of the best improvements I've seen in instructional technology, especially now that I'm using more digital resources with my curriculum. Everything is streamlined into one place, … Continue reading Streamlining Google Classroom with Topics!
Ever wonder how you can make learning more meaningful for your students while still differentiating your lessons to meet the needs of the ever growing educational gap? Well, today we are going to take a look at how to set up and organize your own Google Classroom. I have been using Google Classroom with my … Continue reading Changing the Way we Teach using Google Classroom
A description of using vocabulary stations, including various ways to use quizlet to reinforce and build comfort with content vocabulary
Each unit culminated in some sort of project. Rather than the standard PowerPoint, my students used an app called Pic Play Post.
This past weekend I went to a one day code.org professional development at a local elementary school. Code.org provides workshops around the world taught by computer science facilitators free of charge for teachers. This PD provides a great opportunity for technology teachers to learn more about coding with our students. The facilitator showed us how … Continue reading Code.Org Professional Development
It's important to have a Project Based Learning unit that's designed and organized well so it can be implemented without problems. There are so many apps available for teaching a meaningful project. I'm going to share a few of my favorite must-have apps to make your unit a success. Instead of just verbally Introducing … Continue reading Must Have Apps for Project Based Learning
Tips and tricks for teachers to use google forms in the classroom to simply their own life, and to collect data from classes.
Ever had one of those days when you start a lesson and technology doesn’t work? Sadly that happens more than I want to admit! I’ve learned to keep a couple of “unplugged” lessons ready to go for any age, so I don’t waste my precious class time! Unplugged lessons are lessons that focus on technology … Continue reading Unplugged Ideas
If you're in a mixed-tech classroom like me, you probably noticed that not all educational websites work on all platforms. That can be so frustrating! This list of 10 sites that work on both laptops and tablets is one to keep handy.
In a traditional paper and pencil, face to face classroom we spend a lot of time teaching students to annotate text. This is a skill that we don't want to lose when students read online. There is extensive evidence about the importance of annotating text. It is part of the new common core standards. Yet, as we move toward more web-based coursework it becomes difficult for students to highlight, underline, and make notes in the margin. Presented here are several tools to be able to annotate pdfs and webpages.