ISTE Standards for Educators

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Engage Better, Reflect Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: It’s time to reflect on your use of the ISTE Standards. ISTE standards consist of Learner, Leader, Citizen, Collaborator, Designer, Facilitator, and Analyst. So far this year, we have discussed planning with INTENT and planning to CONNECT.  This month’s post takes those two posts and digs deeper. To begin with, it will strategically introduce you to another way to … Read More

Learning Opportunities for Elementary Gamers

BreAnn FennellBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: This post shares learning opportunities for elementary gamers, including Sumdog, Teach Your Monster to Read, Prodigy, and Boddle. These learning opportunities for elementary gamers bring fun and play to learning. Learning Opportunities for Elementary Gamers Now that we are about a month into the school year, I have had the opportunity to introduce some favorite educational websites and explore a … Read More

The Evolving Nature of Professional Development

Sanam EdwardsBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: There is a need for specialized educational professional development. PD that gives choice to the participants helps them draw on their strengths and weaknesses, as well as build meaningful relationships with other educators. Educational Professional Development: A Transformation  Virtual learning has altered the fundamental nature of the way we teach. The last year and a half have embraced huge … Read More

Introducing Tech Better

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Educators went from using technology for everything in remote learning to using it less when they returned to face-to-face. As we return back to school, we need to be intentional about how we integrate technology back into our classrooms. Learn 6 ways how to be intentional with the integration of technology. (1) Identify learning targets. (2) Notice where handles … Read More