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20 ideas for exit tickets in the classroom

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Class is done. How can we end it effectively? Using digital exit tickets can bring closure to your day.Class is done. We’ve learned a lot. We’ve tried some new things. We’ve had some great discussions.So … now what?How How can we make the most of the end of class? How can we tie a bow on […].

5 teaching practices to keep from remote learning

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The pandemic changed the way we teach and in some ways for the better! Here are 5 parts of remote teaching we'll keep.The pandemic changed a lot about education.

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End of the Year THRIVE-al (Not Survival) Guide

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The end of the school year is a unique animal: extra time, review time, not enough time, etc. Here are some ideas and tools to help you thrive.As I write this, my kids have a little less than three weeks left of school yet. It’s the time of year when attention spans get shorter and […].

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15 ways to use Genially in the classroom

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Are you looking to create professional looking presentations, websites, videos, and more from easy to use templates? Here comes Genially. This post is co-authored by Manny Curiel and Karly Moura. Manny Curiel is an educational technology specialist for Cypress Fairbanks ISD near Houston, Texas.

22 must-have templates for teachers and students

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Templates provide teachers with a starting point as we design lessons or activities for our students. Templates can also give students a way to organize information and focus on showing what they know.

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20+ tips for using Canvas LMS

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Canvas is a full-featured learning management system, and when I say "full featured", I really mean FULL featured. In fact, to illustrate the point. I like to compare Google Classroom to an airport. It's the way to get to the destinations of your dreams.

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10 amazing assessment ideas

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This post is written by Batsheva Frankel an educational consultant at New Lens Ed. Batsheva has been in education for over 25 years and is the producer and host of the popular podcast, Overthrowing Education. Batsheva's book, The Jewish Educator's Companion is available at Amazon.com.

30 apps that work with Google Classroom

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Assignments in Google Classroom are better with apps! Use these apps that work with Google Classroom to level up your activities. Google Classroom looks kind of bare at first glance. A stream. Assignments. Grades. It might make you want to say, "Where's the flash?

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20 virtual field trips for your classroom

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Virtual field trips allow us to take our students where the bus can’t. Students can make connections with locations, concepts or people through the power of virtual field trips. What are the best virtual field trips out there? And how can we take the learning even further?

20 teacher questions to ask over the summer

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Summer is a great time for big-picture reflection. Here are 20 teacher questions to think about. In the heat of a school year, there's a LOT on teachers' to-do lists. Lesson planning. Grades. Emails. Meetings. Oh, and we have to teach, too!

Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Gimkit

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The best features of game shows can be used to review and teach in the classroom. Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, and Gimkit can help. See their pros, cons and what makes them different.As

10 green screen project ideas for the classroom

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This post is written by Megan Diede and Kara Risby. Megan and Kara both currently teach primary at Prairie Wind Elementary in Gillette, Wyoming. They are also the founders of IntegratED LLC a framework that challenges teachers to find a new norm and their teaching.

12 social media-inspired Google Slides templates

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Students use social media all the time. Let's put those skills to use! In these social media-inspired Google Slides templates, they can show what they know with their favorite apps. No matter the age -- kindergarten to high school senior -- students are pretty familiar with social media.

How to use Kahoot! with Google Classroom and Google Meet

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Using Kahoot! with Google Classroom and Google Meet makes it possible to play engaging games anywhere with your class. Kahoot! is a fun gameshow-style assessment activity. There are tons of creative ways to review and assess with it. Kahoot! lets students answer questions with their own device.

How to create Google Meet breakout rooms for differentiated learning

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This post is written by Esther Park. Esther is a high school English as a New Language teacher in Northern Virginia. You can connect with her on Twitter @MrsParkShine or on her website: mrspark.org Using breakout rooms completely changed the way I teach remotely.

10 ways to improve students’ long-term learning

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Research has a lot to say about improving students' long-term memory. Here are 10 ideas you can use in class. Long-term memory and recall are important throughout the school year. But at state testing time, they get a LOT of attention. How can students remember some things for the rest of their lives. but other […]. The post 10 ways to improve students’ long-term learning appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

30 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools

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G Suite Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 30 ideas for using them with your class. G Suite has revolutionized education.

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10 Google Classroom time savers for teachers

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Google Classroom can already make us more efficient, but these tips can save you even more time and effort. If you and your students are using Google Apps in the classroom, Google Classroom can save you tons of time and effort. It helps you assign, collect, grade and return work seamlessly.

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How to use Jamboard in the classroom: 20+ tips and ideas

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Jamboard is a collaborative online whiteboard. It gives students lots of creative work space. How do you use Google Jamboard in the classroom? Check out these ideas! Whiteboards and chalkboards have been a fixture in classrooms for ages. They're great for gathering ideas and making thinking visible.

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The Unboxing Video: A fun classroom video activity

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Unboxing videos can be a really fun, effective way for your students to show what they know. Here's how to use this activity in your class! really? An unboxing video? People really record themselves opening boxes -- and upload them to YouTube? And people really watch them?

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10 ways to build student relationships from an online teacher

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Even when we don't have face to face connections, we can still build and develop relationships with our students. Here are some ideas. Paulino Brener has taught Spanish online for years.

6 ideas for infusing choice into the math classroom

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This post is written by Mandi Tolen a math teacher from Missouri. You can connect with her on Twitter @MandiTolenEDU and check out her blog infinitelyteaching.com. I love the idea of giving students choices in the classroom.

Teacher Tech Tok: Seeking out opportunities for micro PD

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This post is written by Lindsay Zilly. Lindsay is the Director of Professional Learning for Illinois Digital Educators Alliance. She is a Google Certified Educator, Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Seesaw Ambassador and Apple Teacher 2016.

50 back to school activities for the remote learning classroom

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It's back to school time again and this year looks NOTHING like we have ever seen before. As summer comes to a close teachers are preparing for that big first day of school. Only this year, for many of us, it's going to be in a virtual classroom. If you are going back to school in-person […].

The Remote Learning Checklist: Tools, tips and ideas

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When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many teachers were sent scrambling. How do I teach? What do I assign? How do I do this remotely? What a difference it makes to have a summer to prepare. Setting up your classroom to succeed remotely can rely on a lot.

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10 Jamboard Templates for Distance Learning

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This post has 10 engaging ideas for using Jamboard in your class that will get your students working together, even though they may not be face to face. This post is written by Kris Szajner, a tech integration specialist and former kindergarten teacher Prior Lake, Minnesota.

10 tips to use Google Classroom effectively and efficiently

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Google Classroom can be even more powerful with a few tips and strategies to make it efficient and effective.Google Classroom streamlines the management of student work — announcing, assigning, collecting, grading, giving feedback and returning. It has certainly saved many teachers hours of work.

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10 TikTok tips for teachers

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It probably seems like everyone you know is on TikTok sharing the latest viral video or dance craze. And if you are a parent of a teenager or a teacher of middle or high school then you definitely know all about it! As an educator, you can use it for MORE than just dances and lip […].

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15 ways to create unforgettable multimedia with Adobe Spark

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Creating great images, pages and video can spark students’ interest in learning. Adobe Spark makes that possible for free. This post is written by Claudio Zavala Jr., an edtech and creative media consultant based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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20 Schoology tips to save you time

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With all of the features that Schoology boasts as a learning management system (LMS), you can be well on your way to creating some exciting learning opportunities. You can also be well on your way to something else. Overwhelm.

10 easy ways to clean up your Google Classroom

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As the school year comes to an end we begin clean and organize. Our Google Classrooms are no exception. Here are 10 easy ways to clean up your Google Classroom.As we wind down the school year we want to make sure that things are organized as things are ready to go for the fall. Our […].

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Awesome teacher summer: PD bingo choice board

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Summer is a great time to learn what YOU want to learn. This PD bingo choice board gives you LOTS of options! ?Summer Summer is a time for rejuvenation and relaxation. It’s a time to focus on our lives outside of education and recharge.

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20 interactive PowerPoint activities to add awesome to classes

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PowerPoint lets students collaborate and display ideas effectively. Create animation, story books, video galleries and more. Here are 20 ideas for using PowerPoint in your classroom.At one point, creating a PowerPoint presentation to show to the class was cutting-edge classroom technology.

30+ FREE PowerPoint education templates + how to make them

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PowerPoint education templates create meaningful interactive activities for students. Find free templates and how to make your own. Templates are productivity boosters. They can help us get more done in less time. They're also great lesson design frameworks.

20 juicy questions to ask students (#5 will REALLY get them talking!)

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A great question can make or break a learning activity. Here are some ideas for asking juicy questions. A great question is a springboard into a fascinating discussion. Phrase it the right way and students will start thinking. Then they'll start talking. Then you won't be able to get them to stop!

20 ways to use Pear Deck to engage students

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Pear Deck flips the traditional lecture by actively engaging students in real-time. Ask questions. Students answer. Want to use Pear Deck in your class? Here's how. The standard lecture has plenty of detractors, and rightfully so.

Ditch That State Report Card: Design your Wakelet evidence-based portfolio

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Through the use of Wakelet Spaces, teachers created their own Wakelet Evidence-Based Portfolios. You can too. Here's how. This post is written by Dr. Randall Sampson. Randall is the founder of Liberty Leadership Development.

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10 ideas for creating an interACTIVE classroom

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This post is written by Joe and Kristin Merrill. Kristin is a fourth grade teacher, and Joe is a first grade teacher. They would love to stay connected with you! Follow them on Twitter at: @FriendsInFourth (Kristin), @MrMerrillsClass (Joe), and @TheMerrillsEdu (collectively).

Use Explore Explain Apply to plan remote learning lessons

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Put learning in the hands of your students. Use the Explore Explain Apply method to guide your remote learning lesson planning. Here's how.Post by Karly Moura (@KarlyMoura) and Matt Miller (@jmattmiller) Have you ever had someone tell you, "I'm going to teach you a lesson"?

10 online whiteboard options for remote learning

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Whiteboards are a staple of face-to-face classrooms. During remote learning, you can still recreate that experience. Here are 10 ideas to get you started. Let's face it. When you're not present in your classroom, you miss your whiteboard. It's convenient. Everyone in the room can see it.

4 ways to fight educator burnout

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This post is written by Kim Strobel. Kim is the owner of Strobel Education. She is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and happiness coach who works with K-12 teachers and schools throughout the country.

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Microsoft Teams Education: How to manage video meetings like a pro

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Microsoft Teams Education is your classroom management hub if your students use Microsoft tools. Learn how to manage Teams like a pro. If your school is using Microsoft, then Microsoft Teams Education can be your go-to communication hub. It keeps you organized. It helps you get messages out.

30 activities for any Depth of Knowledge level

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Webb’s Depth of Knowledge model is a useful tool for evaluating our lessons. What are the best strategies or activities to help students at each DOK level?