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As we get started with a new semester, here are a few resources and reminders to help you get started on the right foot.
There’s a lot of buzz lately about AI in writing. How do we counter this phenomenon? What should we definitely not do? And can we actually work with it?
Some additional thoughts on email if you’re an educator…
One of our most useful tools and, sometimes, one of our greatest sources of torment is email. When things go well, it can be our greatest ally in communicating effectively with students, parents, and colleagues. However, it can also be a source of tremendous stress if...
One of the many things the Tech Coaches are equipped to do is to collaborate with PLCs to address learning gaps identified by common assessments, and to design extensions for students who are proficient or beyond to allow them to continue to build their understanding. Our roles are designed to be part of the solution to the instructional problems PLCs identify…
What is the role of technology in our classrooms? This is a question we all have an answer to, whether well-informed or not…
Here’s a look at what technology integration looks like in 2022 in some particular content areas.
Learn how to administer a Google Forms Quiz in a locked browser, along with everything you need to know to make sure your first try goes well.
As we head into our second cardmarking, there’s no better time to begin introducing basic computer and digital citizenship skills to even our youngest learners. Fortunately, REMC Association of Michigan has us covered!
Contrary to some philosophies that would suggest that we completely remove technology from every sphere, those who are realistic understand that we need to help students understand that good digital citizenship is ultimately good for our health…
Is using social media an acceptable form of content delivery for educators? Bob and Amy discuss tech aversion post-pandemic, and the difference between “screen time” and educational learning experiences using technology, including social media. Also, the importance of cybersecurity and the ramifications of a cyberattack.
…beware of students submitting papers written with AI. It’s becoming increasingly easy for students to use AI to generate essays and other written assignments, and chances are good that at least some of your students are already doing it…
Technology, when used well, can open doors upon doors of opportunities for learners. Students who learn to use technology well will outlearn and outperform students who can not use technology. As educators, we can help them open these doors. Or, we can stand idly by as we watch them enter a world we know full well is increasingly technological–yet have done nothing to help them survive in it because we thought technology was just a nice thing to have…
This edition: how to merge data from a spreadsheet into personalized bulk emails, a good use of Jamboard so each student has a separate board, and a good way to thwart email phishing attempts.
What recently happened to the Los Angeles Public Schools is one reason we’re so serious about security.
A fabulous collection of almost every known technology tool organized for a wide variety of classroom uses. Regularly updated. (Bookmark it!)
Check out the ready-made Constitution Day activities in Nearpod!
Learn how to see an animated history of a document–yours or a student’s, create quick QR Codes in Google Chrome, and how to know when a site is encrypted.
Virtual Reality has been slowly entering the educational scene for several years. One of the most interesting uses of VR I have seen is in the ability to create “meta” spaces for learners on a platform such as…
Here’s another great set of resources courtesy of Ditch That Textbook. Included are ideas and templates for ice breakers, games, first week activities, tech tool refreshers, building community, read alouds, back to school templates, and more!
Teachers can not easily copy questions from one quiz to another within Schoology. However, there are other options for people looking to use questions on multiple assessments: Item Banks.
Technology for Lifelong Learning
The goal of instructional technology coaches is to help teachers become effective at using technology to provide the most technology-rich, positive learning environments possible. To this end, we believe effective teachers…
- 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.