5 Ways to Use Video to Increase Student Engagement

Tiffany OttBlog, Innovation, Technology, Video

5 ways to use video to increase student engagement

Increase Student Engagement Using Video Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys, it’s Tiffany and I’m here to talk to you about how you can increase student engagement with video. So we’re at this really interesting moment in history where the world of technology and the world of education are colliding in some really wonderful and exciting ways. One … Read More

Getting Started with Classcraft

Tiffany OttBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Technology

Getting Started with Classcraft

We talk a lot about the growing trends in education around gamification and game-based learning. Just a few weeks ago, we published a blog post about getting started with gamification with 4 AWESOME resources. Now, let’s dive a little bit deeper into one of the four resources: Classcraft. The Basics I first heard about Classcraft from Stella Pollard on one of the … Read More

4 Gamification Resources for Teachers

Tiffany OttBlog, Innovation, Technology

4 Gamification Resources for Teachers

What is Gamification? Gamification is simply the use of game mechanics in the learning environment. Challenges, competition, collaboration, badges, points, and level ups can all be parts of a gamification. Oh, and it’s also a pretty great way to increase engagement and excitement in your classroom, make your lessons more fun for your students, and improve your learners’ mastery of … Read More

Using Flipped Learning to Reach All of Your Students

Tiffany OttBlog, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Technology

Using Flipped Learning to Reach All Of Your Students

What Is Flipped Learning? In 2007, two high school chemistry teachers from Colorado grew tired of reteaching content to absent students.  The advent of screencasting tools and online videos through YouTube inspired Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams to record their lectures and share them online. Thus was born the flipped learning model. Fast forward a decade and you would be hard … Read More

Gamification VS Game-Based Learning

Tiffany OttBlog, Innovation

Gamification VS Game-Based Learning

Education has really caught on to the phenomenon of gamification or game-based learning. But what’s the difference? Let me ask you a question. When you say to your class, “We are going to play a game today,” what is there reaction? Do they pout, whine, drag their feet? Of course not! I don’t think it matters whether you teach 3-year-olds … Read More