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

Gamification: Show Me The Evidence!

Ryan StephansBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Manage Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: The difference between playing games and gamification. Elements of gamification… that are also best practices of pedagogy. Research & evidence that supports using gamification for student success. As a teacher of a fully-gamified class, I often hear phrases such as, “That’s really cool, but how do you know the system is working?”  Most of the time this involves a … Read More

5 Elements We Learned & We Can Not Forget: Remote & Physical Classrooms

Rae HughartBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: The five elements to take away from the COVID-19 crisis. Ways to come back stronger when we return to our physical classrooms. Let’s clear the air early on – there are WAY more than just 5 things I hope educators have learned during this since the transition from physical classrooms to remote learning. And if you really thought there … 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