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

3 Important Lessons I’ve Learned as a First-Year Instructional Coach

Jeremy RinkelBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: This post shares important lessons learned as a first-year instructional coach. Being a good listener shows that you care. Teachers are all at different places emotionally, technologically, and with their teaching styles. It’s important to get to know each teacher and meet them where they are at. Give yourself grace in knowing that some days will be tougher than … Read More

Tech Tips to Teach Smarter

Erin HealeyBlog, Tech Better

TL;DR: Teach smarter by using tech tips such as forcing copies of electronic documents, planning office hours, and pre-recording direct instruction. Use Google Calendar to create a student sign-up for office hours and Google Meet for screen recording! This is the first post in a monthly series specifically aimed at supporting new teachers. Congratulations! You’ve made it through two months … 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

Using Google Classroom to Teach Digital Citizenship

Becky ThalBlog, Manage Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Google Classroom can be used as a platform to teach digital citizenship. It is important to set clear guidelines and expectations with students for the use of your school’s LMS. These tips and strategies could be applied to any LMS, as well as other tools like Google Meet, Chat, Docs, Slides, and Jamboard. We should continue to give students … Read More