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

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

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

MODERN METACOGNITION: Tools to Help Your Students Think About Thinking and Learn About Learning

Kimberly SnodgrassBlog, Innovation, Technology


Reflecting on your thinking and being aware of your own thinking process is what metacognition is all about. What’cha thinking about? How did your thoughts end up there? As educators, teaching our students to think about how they think and how they learn is a game-changer. It’s not a Common Core standard per say, but if metacognition is mastered, 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