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A Template to Help Students Tap Into Their Genius Potential
“Children are the most learning-hungry beings in the world.” – Ashley Montagu This year we will be getting our elementary students (2nd to 5th) to explore their passions and interests with Genius Hour Projects. Genius Hour Projects, also known as 20% Time, involve setting aside class time each week for students to independently work on […]
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:05:49 +0000

Top Research Websites, Search Engines, and a Research Choice Menu for K-12 Students
“Television didn?t transform education. Neither will the internet. But it will be another tool for teachers to use in their effort to reach students in the classroom.” – John Palfrey To learn more about a topic or find the answer students will often Google it! Search engines don’t always show the most factual, relevant, or […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Jul 2019 02:25:17 +0000

Inspiration from This Year?s ISTE Ignite Talks! #ISTE19
For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the amazing ISTE conference virtually thanks to #PasstheScopeEDU and the #NOTatISTE19 team! Below I have embedded the recordings of both Toutoule Ntoya (@ToutouleNtoya) and Dan Kreiness (@dkreiness) […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Jun 2019 01:06:12 +0000

Top Microsoft Education News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19
For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the ISTE conference virtually! Over a year ago I learned about Microsoft Education’s Immersive Reader, which is a free powerful literacy tool that is transforming education. Immersive […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:46:34 +0000

10 Back to School Tips for An Awesome Year!
“The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.”- Charlie Munger The new school year is approaching fast. I will miss spending all day with my toddler, Savvy, but I am looking forward to trying new ideas with my elementary students. I work with all grades at my […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Jul 2019 03:50:04 +0000

Where to Find Incredible Student Templates for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Drawings!
“Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo If you have ever used Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, and Forms, then you know how easy it is to collaborate and share work with peers and students. Thousands of educators just like me create several student templates as part of their lesson plans, […]
Publ.Date : Mon, 14 Oct 2019 04:05:36 +0000

Build Relationships Throughout the Year With These Awesome Icebreakers! Free Template!
“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”- Mattie Stepanek Relationships are the most important factor in your effectiveness as a teacher and your student’s success! Knowing students and them confiding in us and working with us and their peers helps us figure out their interests, strengths, insecurities, struggles, […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Jul 2019 18:31:45 +0000

Ignite Yourself! Live Beyond Sitting Behind Your Notes! Ignite Talk by @RandallSampson #BadgeSummit #NotatIste19
?The goal is to ignite yourself. Live beyond sitting behind your notes. Get around, get to know people. Jump around and enjoy life.? – Dr. Randall Sampson For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending […]
Publ.Date : Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:10:47 +0000

Creating Environments Where Students Can Thrive! Highlights of the #BadgeSummit Keynote by @MeenoRami
?What draws us here is we believe in the power of creating environments where students can thrive.? – Meeno Rami For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the amazing ISTE conference virtually thanks to […]
Publ.Date : Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:22:13 +0000

14+ Fabulous Valentine?s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love
?The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.? – Blaise Pascal Valentine’s Day is around the corner! This holiday is a great time for students to be creative and share how much they appreciate and care for others. You can also get students to think and problem solve with the fabulous STEAM (Science […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 06 Feb 2019 02:44:57 +0000

Go On Incredibly Fun Learning Adventures With These 10+ Amazing Green Screen Ideas!
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein A green screen in the classroom helps spark student creativity and imagination for any subject! Last year I tried a very basic and cheap green screen with my 2nd to 5th graders. I had decided last […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Jul 2019 22:40:56 +0000

Take Breaks and Be Active! An Important Digital Message for All Students
?[A]t some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.? – Laurie Colwin One resolution my elementary students and I are setting is to be more healthy with our digital use. I teach technology to 450+ second to fifth graders. In class we reviewed and discussed the article, Computers and […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:33:01 +0000

Top Google Education News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19
For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the ISTE conference virtually! This year’s conference highlighted so many ways to use Google apps and tools to engage learners and make grading, assessment, feedback, pbl, gamification, […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:07:24 +0000

10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners
Recently I presented a webinar for Simple K12, 10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Active Learning. Below are the slides with example activities and resources. You can scan the QR codes in the presentation to take part in a poll, listen to my toddler?s audio greeting, contribute to an online sticky board, and […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:29:02 +0000

Putting the ?T? in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!
“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love Legos, scented markers, handstands, books, and mud puddles. It’s all about balance.” by K.G., 1st Grade Teacher One of the best things about teaching very young learners is that they are super excited to learn! They also love technology, but we must ensure that children learn early […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:37:41 +0000

Why You Should Care About Stupid Edtech Ideas! #ISTE19 Panel Reflection
For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the amazing ISTE conference virtually thanks to #PasstheScopeEDU and the #NOTatISTE19 team! Below I have embedded F. Margret Atkinson’s recording of the ISTE session, More Stupid Ideas […]
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Jun 2019 20:17:28 +0000

Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19
For the past years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years conducted interviews with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the ISTE conference virtually thanks to #PasstheScopeEDU and the #NOTatISTE19 team! Below I have curated live interviews, resources, tips, and news with Wakelet, the great free curation tool. ?If […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:12:46 +0000

12 Awesome Ideas for Ending the School Year
The end of the school year is approaching fast! Before the year ends I aim to get students to review, reflect, and connect. Some of your students are probably super excited to begin their summers or might be restless from testing. The activities below will motivate your students to reflect, help others, move and learn, […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 May 2019 04:25:07 +0000

Student Goal Setting Templates, One Word Examples, & Vision Boards
?Goals. There?s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There?s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there?s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.? – Jim Rohn The new year is a wonderful time to inspire your students to set goals […]
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Jan 2019 19:15:17 +0000

How Do Teachers and Schools Develop Young Innovators?
?I?m not sayin? I?m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will.? – Tupac Shakur On Tuesday I was honored to deliver the afternoon keynote for the #KYGoDigital Summer Tour Conference, The Keys to Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students Who S.A.I.L. Thomas Edison designed the lightbulb 10,000 […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:57:46 +0000