Social Media and Why it Matters for your School

Social media matters.  It has become ubiquitous among users of all ages.  So it matters not just for you personally, but for your school.  It is important to have an active, engaging social media presence for your school.  This helps to build the school’s brand or image, and also to disseminate accurate information about your … Continue reading Social Media and Why it Matters for your School

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One website I (and my class) can’t live without

YouTube.  YouTube has so many great videos and channels and producers of quality educational content.  I’ve mentioned several here, but today I’d like to share with you one great example, and that is the YouTube channel “Nerdy Nummies”.  Here is one sample video of what this author-creator showcases on her channel: This channel as you … Continue reading One website I (and my class) can’t live without

Keep yourself (and your classroom) organized with these two tips

I’m something of a minimalist, and thus, paperwork from class is not something I like to have a lot of.  Disorganization breeds confusion, and the more “things” we’re talking about, means the more potential for mess and error.  When it comes to organizing and keeping track of student work, here are a couple of my … Continue reading Keep yourself (and your classroom) organized with these two tips

Badging & Micro Credentials as PD

As discussed yesterday, badges and micro-credentialing offers distinct opportunities within education to allow learners flexibility and portability as they seek to transfer their knowledge and skills once gained.  These badges or micro-credentials can be a valuable part of the learning journey, both in higher education and in K-12. In all levels of education, badges and … Continue reading Badging & Micro Credentials as PD

#WednesdayWisdom – Let Students Take Responsibility

As students take more responsibility for their own learning and success, it empowers them.  I recently read this article about keeping students accountable for having done their work by requiring them to use class time to email their parents letting them know that they hadn't been able to complete the homework, and why.  This provides a great … Continue reading #WednesdayWisdom – Let Students Take Responsibility