Rocking Those Virtual Classroom Spaces!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Manage Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: This post shares a number of strategies for how to efficiently and effectively manage a virtual classroom. Organizational tips to make your virtual classroom work include planning your vision, using a calendar, creating announcements and meaningful assignments, and more. It all started on fine March day where we had to teach online. Without a choice, we had to teach … Read More

Ep. 22: Introspection Illusions | Natalie Conway | Consumable Report Cards?

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (2:13), Tom highlights the psychological phenomenon of “introspection illusion” (via Dr. Emily Pronin) and talks about its impact on both our disagreements with colleagues and on student self-reflection. Then, Tom is joined by Natalie Conway (13:19) to discuss online learning and what it takes to create a truly rich experience for online learners. Finally, in Assessment … Read More

The Value of Giving

Kelly PascarellaBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Giving and sharing resources with other educators will inspire joy and success in the classroom. Educators are facing many challenges, but finding educational resources shouldn’t be one of them. Education Blueprint is a platform that allows all teachers the ability to upload and download content, connect to fellow educators, and identify and share supporting classroom resources in all K-12 … Read More

Building Relationships Online

Alex T. ValencicBlog, Connect Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: You can build relationships online just as effectively as you can in person. Online relationships can be formed despite the barriers of time and distance. The relationships you build online can lead to long-lasting friendships. Build meaningful relationships with students in an online learning environment the same way you build connections online with colleagues. Building Relationships Online Started Early … Read More

Teaching and Learning Online during COVID-19

Mary Ellen RileyBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Resources for students (and teachers!) learning online. Using the Grid Method online during distance learning. Resources for teaching online. The lights were out, the halls were empty, and disinfectant stung my nose as I walked through the empty elementary school I call home.  I know this situation is precarious and surreal to some.  I also know that the amazing … Read More