This week, I finally started exploring Hoonuit by Atomic Learning after learning about their newer training modules and hearing the buzz about their ISTE contest online. After briefly exploring their "Newly Added and Popular Topics", I was pleasantly surprised and very curious to start a training. The modules definately represented popular educational trends such as Google … Continue reading Hoonuit by Atomic Learning: Personalized PD AWESOMENESS!
This week, I had a teacher ask me how she could integrate technology into her Social Studies Curriculum. While there are so many different ways to engage students, I have come up with a list of my top 5 recommended tools for students of all ages. #1 Google's Tour Builder Tour Builder: Although still in Beta, … Continue reading Top 5 Tech Tools for the Social Studies Classroom
Introduction You may have heard that BrainPOP has a brand new Make-A-Movie feature that has been receiving rave reviews. In order to access this feature, students and teachers must have their own premium account, which fortunately we do have access to here in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Teachers can assign Make-A-Movie to their students or create their … Continue reading BrainPOP’s New Make-A-Movie: Empowering and Engaging Students
Coaching Question: Do you have any fun and engaging resources for St. Patrick's Day? It seems like #hyperdocs are all the rage these days! Here is a fun and engaging resource to use with students in Grades 3-12. Disclaimer: You do need a subscription to BrainPOP to use this hyperdoc unless you change the video. … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Hyperdoc
This month, I saw an amazing idea posted on Twitter by one of my favorite edtech gurus, Eric Curts. His thoughts were to use Google Keep to provide students feedback within Google Docs. This idea inspired me to think how I could use Google Keep to make the process of adding standards to my lesson plans less cumbersome. … Continue reading MashUp-Google Keep with Google Docs: Adding Standards to Your Google Doc Lesson Plans
Coaching Question: What resources do we have to prepare students with the technology needed to navigate through MCAS 2.0? MCAS 2.0 As the MCAS 2.0 test approaches, educators are encouraged to continue preparing students by familiarizing them with digital tools required to take the test. There are several important documents you should review before participating … Continue reading Preparing for MCAS 2.0
Coaching Request: How can I my students use technology to respond to literature? There are so many different ways students can discuss and share their learning after reading. Many educators find that "learning boards" or "choice boards" are a wonderful way to differentiate instruction. These boards allow students to choose which activities they want to … Continue reading Reading Response Choice Board
Coaching Question: How can I use technology for formative assessments and collecting data? Formative There are so many formative assessment tools out there, but very few have the power to transform your instruction by providing feedback and helpful content all while collecting data. With Formative, teachers are able to create powerful formative assessments in a snap. … Continue reading Formative: A Fabulous Assessment Tool
Coaching Question: Are there rubrics to evaluate student mathcasts? This month, many teachers have been using Google Drawing and the Screencastify extension to capture student thinking about math. The results have been amazing! Allowing students to access a rubric in advance has proven to be extremely beneficial. Rubrics allow students to know exactly what is expected … Continue reading Mathcast Rubrics
Today's Coaching Question: How can students share their screens with the classroom? Google Cast for Education has made it extremely easy for students and teachers to share their desktops with the classroom. Teachers will download a FREE app in the Chrome Store, which allows students to cast their devices onto the teacher's computer. If the … Continue reading Google Cast for Education: Allowing Students to Share their Screens.