Sun.Oct 24, 2021

5 Awesome New Screencastify Features

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencastify is more than a screencasting tool. You can now screencast, edit, quiz, see student analytics, get feedback, and more using Screencastify.

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I’m Traveling

Ask a Tech Teacher

October 24th – November 7th. My wonderful son is changing his duty station from Okinawa Japan to Fort Dietrich Maryland.


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Blended Learning: Design a Mini-playlist that Allows Students to Control the Pace of Their Learning

Catlin Tucker

After reading Catlin Tucker’s blog post, 5 Strategies to Engage Learners Around Flipped Instruction , I was inspired to reflect on and revise a mini-unit I designed focusing on the short film Alike by Daniel Martinez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez.

Alternative Learning: Supporting Our At-Promise Students

A Principal's Reflections

Long gone are the days that a one-size-fits-all education program could even be considered an effective option to meet the needs of every student.

My interview with Big Blue Button

Dangerously Irrelevant

I recently had a chance to keynote Big Blue Button’s first-ever Global Conference. Afterward, I sat down (virtually) with Robert Hocking and we chatted about some deeper learning concepts that I had mentioned in my talk. The half-hour video on ‘ major shifts in education ‘ is below.

50 Everyday Formative Assessment Strategies

TeachThought - Learn better.

Formative assessment strategies matter. Like a chef checks a dish for taste, teachers must make frequent, targeted checks for understanding. The post 50 Everyday Formative Assessment Strategies appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Our Most Popular

Vocabulary Sort with Google Slides

Teacher Tech

Sort vocabulary words in Google Slides with this Free Add-on to take your list from Google Docs to individual text boxes in Google Slides. The post Vocabulary Sort with Google Slides appeared first on Teacher Tech. Ad-Ons Docs Google Slides Add-on google Google Docs Google Slides GoogleEDU slides

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Two Great Periodic Table Apps for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Periodic tables are great learning tools for students. They offer information about chemical elements in the form of a tabular display. These elements are organized by atomic numbers, "from more. iPad periodic table apps

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The “big 5” tips for teacher productivity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I’m talking with educator Amy Stohs about teacher productivity today.

GRR: Who’s in Charge? Teacher or Student?


Throughout the gradual release of responsibility we want students to be in control of their learning. Each phase is a partnership, with teacher as facilitator and student as agent. Cummins and Webb show how this works to produce an instructional journey with maximum benefit. The post GRR: Who’s in Charge? Teacher or Student? first appeared on MiddleWeb. GRR Control Letting Go Is Messy agent facilitator Gradual Release of Responsibility GRR GRR balance Julie Webb Sunday Cummins

Why 2021 could be the start of a radical change in how Washington influences local schools

The Hechinger Report

HILLSBORO, Ore. Principal Christy Walters has big plans for her suburban elementary school this year.