Using Google Sheets to Promote Reading Engagement

Kari PitstickBlog, Engage Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Using Google Sheets to log reading can promote reading engagement. Shifting our former practices can help us inspire lifelong readers. This post includes a link to an online interactive reading log. The use of technology is growing substantially in our society, thus in our classrooms.  I definitely see the value of doing some things the “old-fashioned” way, without the … 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

Podcasts for Professional Development

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Tech Better

In This Post: Podcasts as convenient and timely professional development. Personalized your learning with podcasts. Ways to grow as an educator by listening to podcasts. Professional development for educators can take many forms. It can be a conference, an EdCamp, a Twitter chat, and even… a podcast. Effective professional development ignites educators. It sparks their passion for this profession. We … Read More