Engagement and Equitability with Easy-to-Use Canvas Quizzes (VIDEO)

Don LotterBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Canvas has an auto-grading feature to use for quizzes. These quizzes can be used at the end of lectures and encourage students to take good notes. If you offer enough quizzes, this can improve equity by allowing students to fail or miss quizzes and still be successful in class. The quiz auto-grading feature of Canvas can be used to … Read More

Engage in Reading Madness!

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Tournament brackets are a great way to engage students in school. March is the perfect time to use brackets for a book tournament. Holding a March Madness tournament for books in your school can be highly engaging and involve all of your students and the community. Let’s Get Ready to Rumble…. OK, maybe not rumble exactly….   Let’s Get Ready … Read More

Engage and Elevate Better This Holiday Season!

Martin SilvermanBlog, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Engage in reflection in December and try not to get overwhelmed by the swirl of activities. Look at your calendar for December NOW. What events will not bring you joy? Decide to skip those. Purposely and purposefully unplug at least one day this month. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…kinda. December is a funny month when you … Read More

Five Classroom Tips for Teachers

Kristen KoppersBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Learn classroom tips to be more efficient at work. Don’t grade everything. Avoid recreating the wheel. Differentiate classroom instruction. Allow students to learn together using technology. Create an inviting classroom. As educators, we know that we do not work a 9 to 5. The reality of it is that we work 12 months in only a nine month period. … Read More

Tech Better using UDL

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Universal Design for Learning helps educators engage students and accommodate different learning styles, interests, and needs. Technology can be used to enhance students’ experiences in your classroom and reach all learners. Reflect on your practices and see what you can do to provide multiple ways to engage, represent, and provide a means for action and expression for your students. … Read More