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We’ve reached the finish line. So what do we do with our course materials?
Technology doesn’t limit learning. Our own imagination and proficiency limit technology.
In this series about practices, strategies and tools used during remote instruction that should be considered to remain best practice as we return face-to-face, we will look at an idea from Larry Ferlazzo, called “Leadership Teams.”
While there are many components of online learning teachers (and students) won’t miss, there have been some experiences that have been helpful, and dare I say motivating, to teachers and students both. Let’s take a look at one of those pieces.
One of the most challenging things to automate has been providing timely and valuable feedback on free-response questions. There are still not entirely great options for doing this, but one solution I have found over the last several years has gotten me a little further along the path to my goal of automating everything that can be automated…
[Read time: 2 min] What does it mean to “leverage” technology? And does every teacher need to help students do this?
Amy and Bob talk about the ISTE Standards, and how teachers should be thinking about technology integration. Plus, we have our first podcast PENGUIN sighting! Find the ISTE Standards at iste.org/standards.
Join us as the Tech Coaches discuss the ins and outs of HyperDocs. Warning! They AREN’T just docs with links!
[Read time: 1 min] In much the same way that we learned that all teachers are teachers of reading, we need to start to recognize that all teachers are also teachers of technological competency. We need to know what these competencies are. We need to model best practices within these contexts. And we need to be intentional about how we and students use technology in the classroom…[Read more]
There are some things related to technology that every teacher should at least be familiar with. I’ll be posting several of these throughout the remaining weeks of school.
I wanted to start today with one of the most important ones, which is obviously really an acronym: ISTE (pronounced “isty”), which stands for…
There are a variety of open educational resource (OERs) available online. One such collection of resources for K-5 learning exists through REMC, and you can find a grade- and subject- oriented list on MiTech Kids…
There is a lot of hype around Jamboard, and understandably so! Check out these SEL activities you can do with your class using Jamboard! Using Jamboard for SEL activities, brought to you by TCEA Not sure how to use Jamboard? Check out this video tutorial.
One of the simplest, but most consistent and effective tools I have been introduced to is one that was recommended to me a couple years ago by the amazing Sean Williams, one of our network administrators. The tool is called...
Did you know that H5P offers dozens of interactive activities for you to use with your students? Read about it here!
In a quest to strive for excellence, Zoom is constantly updating itself for a better user experience. Here are some quick directions for how to update Zoom.
It’s out! The Tech Coaches’ sixth podcast, Space (and Furniture)- The Final Frontier, is now up and available to listen to! Join us as we discuss the design of the learning environment, from seating charts to discussion pits. Our discussion stems from a class we were fortunate to attend, called Designing Flexible Learning Environments, presented by the Michigan Region IV Assistive Technology Team. We also have a special guest, Alie Gwizdz!
Here’s a quick video about using Google Drawings to make colored cards for the Matching Pairs activity in Nearpod!
One of the many advantages of using technology in education is the way it empowers students to give, seek, and utilize feedback to shape their learning. Learners in the 21st-century need to harness the power of technology to seek the most timely and useful feedback to build their understanding. But notice I said “seek”. Getting feedback is not the same as when students are of a disposition to actively look for it.
Nearpod now makes it possible to assign another individual the co-teacher role in a Nearpod Live session. This allows your co-teacher to have some of the privileges of the owner of the Nearpod during a session. Here's what a co-teacher can do and how to add them...
A huge problem throughout the remote learning experience, and even since the dawn of Google, itself, has been the fact that there are now so many ways for students to cheat on assessments. How can we build valid assessments when we can't even see the students? And how...
Sometimes during our teaching, we want to be able to pull up a quick, collaborative whiteboard with which to share ideas. This quick video from Kami will show you how to do just that.
Technology for Lifelong Learning
- Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.
- Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments.
- Model digital age work and learning.
- Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility.
- Engage in professional growth and leadership.
from Standards for Teachers.