As a Tech Coach, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many dedicated teachers who are willing to push themselves out of their comfort zones and try something new because they believe it will benefit their students. I love hearing a teacher tell their students, “We are learning together today” because it demonstrates to the […]
One of the amazing parts about being a teacher is that you are learning, too. There are so many options to explore. With a general never-ending to-do list, it can be hard to find yourself time to play with new pieces or parts of technology. It can be daunting! However, there are some small features […]
Recently I had a construction technology teacher ask me if I could help him simplify the hectic beginning to every semester. He explained how at the start of each new school year he needs to go through a ton of safety lessons and then quiz students on the tools and safety procedures. He would hand […]
Want to gain some time in the classroom and have a spreadsheet remember everything you’ve done. Then take a look at this!
The summer is a great time to reflect on the year that was and look forward to a new start in the fall. The summer also offers the time we don’t often have through the school year to spend some time with valuable resources that help prepare us for the new year. Here’s a list […]
From the creators of Google Read and Write, a seminal extension for our literacy programs, EquatIO allows teachers to insert single and multiple lines of math statements, and graphs into a google doc, sheet, slide, form and drawing, for free! In 18 years of teaching Mathematics I’ve used my fair share of equation editors. I began […]
As teachers, we are all busy! We need to reduce time spent on administrative classroom tasks, we need to save time planning, and we certainly all need to speed up the marking process! In fact, even a few minutes freed up during the day can help. If you want to start saving some time, using […]
“It has become fashionable to say that our present epoch is an information age, but that’s not quite right. In truth, we live in a communication age and it’s time we start taking it seriously (Forbes).