Many times after students have mastered a topic or unit, we want them to share this learning with others--their peers, their families, or even the world. But who wants to watch another boring old slideshow filled with images and text? Your students surely are just as bored with them as you are of seeing them. … Continue reading Let Students Show What They Know
One of our goals as teachers is to allow students not only to produce their work within the bubble of our classrooms, but share their work with the larger community. They need to have an audience. One great way to do this, is to have students publish their presentations. This can be done one of … Continue reading Grow your Audience with Google Slides
One great way to use Sheets with teachers or others who may not have or use Google Drive is to share with them using the “Anyone with the link can edit--no sign-in required”. This way, the individual will not even need a Google account in order to access and edit alongside everyone else. It’s a … Continue reading What to do with G Sheets?
Playing games is never NOT fun. Engage your students on Twitter by interacting with them, and by pushing them to extend the learning beyond the classroom. These can be required, or simply for extra credit: Twitter Book Club - Participants engage in a book club by sharing answers to specific questions, or critiquing main characters, … Continue reading Engage students with Twitter activities
Technology has always appealed to me, though as the online world has grown, so has my love of and use for it. As teachers, these tech tools offer a world of opportunity, not only as they support student learning, but in how they shape our everyday. Here's one example: Automation means more time for quality teaching It's … Continue reading Tech Advantage #5
Nearpod is a platform in which you can create interactive presentations, designed to be shared on student devices. There are two ways in which the lessons can be shared: synchronized or self paced. Self-paced works best when flipping your classroom, or when teaching in a setting that requires independent work. Synchronized is ideal for guiding … Continue reading Tech Resources #1 – Nearpod
Looking for a way to grade easier, and without so much paperwork? Go paperless with Google Forms! Here is how to create and use Google Forms, letting the results grade themselves, for easy gradebook-input.
Back to Google Drive, here. Did you know that you can add videos or images to Google Forms? This is another example of self-guided learning that your students can engage in. You can easily find a relevant video on YouTube that relates to your topic, embed it in the form, and then follow with several … Continue reading Tech Tips #6 Embed image and video into Google Forms
We are going to take a break from Google Drive, to share the benefit of another tech tool for teaching: WordPress. It may seem cliche that here we are on a WordPress blog, promoting WordPress, but hear me out. I have used class blogs since I started teaching here in Guatemala, and they are a … Continue reading Tech Tips #5 Class Blogs