Avoid Tech Burnout with Strategic Ed-Tech Integration

Darcy BakkegardBlog, Tech Better

TL;DR: To make sure we avoid tech burnout, we need to rethink how many ed-tech tools we use. And we need to refocus on how we deploy ed-tech to address problems. Pick ed-tech tools that help you do your job better, that make teaching and learning more fun, and are engaging. Shift your focus to what will be easiest for … 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

Next Level Hyperdocs with Google Sites

Ryan StephansBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: A quick overview of Hyperdocs. Video explanation of an integration between Google sites and Hyperdocs. One of the best ways I’ve found to help students access content is by collecting and storing resources and activities in one central location.  Many of us do this through systems like Microsoft Teams or Google Classroom. We mainly link resources through the assignments. … Read More

Tech Tools to Love

Jeremy RinkelBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Tech Better

In This Post: Four new tech tools to try out in your classroom. Ideas and strategies to use these new tools well. We’re not quite living in The Jetsons time period (2060s), but our technology is getting closer and closer to mimicking the 1960s cartoon. Research has shown that nearly 70 percent of all jobs are in the technology sector. … Read More