Tag: schools

EDTech You Should Be Using #6 (The Twilight Zone?)

Skype in the Classroom: (Cue the Twilight Zone Music) There is a 9th period beyond that which is known to teachers. It is a period as vast as Smarter Testing and as timeless as Mandatory Training. It is the middle ground between traditional and…

EDTech You Should Be Using #5

Okay, this might not be a technology, but it’s a great way to create a strong blended learning environment! As we implement more and more technology into the classroom, we should begin to consider different models that allow us to successfully establish a blended…

EDTech You Should Be Using #4

I thought that it would be beneficial to share a technology that can assist in supporting the well-being of both staff members and students.  The application is called Stop, Breathe & Think. This app is a free mindfulness, meditation and compassion building tool for…

Lesson Plans Are Boring

Over the last couple of months I have been changing the way I describe the activities that take place in the classroom. Instead of using the term lesson plan I now say learning experience. There are many reasons for why I’ve decided to make…

EDTech You Should Be Using #3

Peardeck.com No this isn’t one of those healthy eating websites, it’s actually far better than that.  Peardeck is an engaging tool that allows you to create student focused presentations. Similar to Nearpod, Peardeck allows you to turn presentation slides into interactive activities for students….

EDTech You Should Be Using #2

Kindle Direct Publishing Telling students that they are going to write something and turn it in for a grade is a lot different than telling them that they are going to write something, publish it, and share it with thousands of readers from around…

Grades Mean Nothing

When was the last time you received a grade as an adult. You probably haven’t and if you have you probably didn’t understand or agree with it (like my D- fantasy football draft grade errr). Well, obviously, we don’t receive grades as adults because…