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

9 Ways to Fix your Lesson Plans – Ask Your Students

Rae HughartBlog, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Teach Further

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans - Ask Your Students

How do you fix your lesson plans? Ask your students! It is a well known quote spread throughout the educational community, said by the wonderful, education veteran Rita Pierson. “You know, kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.”  Nevertheless, as we strive to do our best at reaching all of our learners, connecting individually with each student, and designing dynamic … Read More

5 Ways to Use Padlet in Your Classroom

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Technology

5 Ways to Use Padlet in Your Classroom

What is Padlet? Padlet, in case you aren’t aware, is a fantastic live posting board you can utilize with your students or colleagues to collect, curate, interact, and comment on anything from documents, posts, ideas, or web links.  All this collaboration happens in real-time, and anyone can access it from anywhere as long as they have the link to your … Read More

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans: Scaffold Student Learning Opportunities

Rae HughartBlog, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Standards-Based Grading, Teach Further

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans - Scaffold Learning Opportunities

What’s the 3rd way you can fix your lesson plans? Create scaffolded student learning opportunities! Using the Content Break Down discussed in Fix#1, Fix #3 focuses on utilizing scaffolded targets to design meaningful learning opportunities! The most effective way to create strong, scaffolded targets is to utilize Webb’s Depth Of Knowledge (DOK).  DOK allows teachers to build content knowledge in a … Read More

Spark Curiosity and Provide Opportunity for Students

Kristen NanBlog, Class Management, Innovation

Spark Curiosity and Provide Opportunity for Students

Do you provide opportunity for students? That is my new class buzzword… OPPORTUNITY!  It is one word that creates such excitement among my 3rd graders.  One word that speaks to every child.  One word with so many meanings that I cannot possibly stop smiling when I hear the chit chat that surrounds this one topic. Let’s get something straight… I’m not … Read More