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

Silver Linings

Brandi KellyBlog, Innovate Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Through these difficult times, the emerging opportunities are our silver linings. Some new tech tools to try are Google Keep, Time Timer App, Kahoot, Watchkin, Padlet, and more. Teaching in a Pandemic Throughout the last year, COVID-19 has created difficult circumstances for many people in our world. For example, sickness, lockdowns, and school closures have taken their toll on … Read More

Using Formative Assessments to Guide Instruction

Becky ThalBlog, Grade Better

TL;DR: Formative assessments help teachers effectively plan and guide instruction. It also helps to understand students better in terms of whether they are on track, need support, or a challenge. Likely, you’ll need to plan for differentiated instruction to meet the needs of your students, individually or as a class. There are many formative assessment options: Do-nows & bell ringers, … Read More

5 Tech Tools to Start Using Today

Karen EvansBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Calendly, a Bitmoji classroom, the Notes app, Google Voice, and Math Learning Center are tech tools to start using today! This post shares a link to each tech tool and an explanation of how it can be used in your classroom. As many teachers head back to school in new ways, technology is more important than ever. Here are … Read More

Powerful Podcasting at the Hands of Students

Whitney ChoateBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: How podcasting can benefit student engagement AND meet content standards. Basic tips for starting a podcast with your students. Why Podcast with Students According to George Washington University, “Students who said they aren’t that motivated at the beginning of class score higher on tests when they listen to podcasts featuring content.”  Besides being a fun and engaging way for … Read More