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

Using TikTok to Build Relationships with Students

Jeremy RinkelBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better

In This Post: A brief overview of the new trend in social media: TikTok. Using popular social media to build relationships with students. Connecting popular social media to your content area. What is TikTok? TikTok? Have you heard of it? Do you remember the app Musical.ly? While I never jumped into the Musical.ly world and I said TikTok was ridiculous, … Read More

Personalized Learning for Professional Development

Jacqueline GoodburnBlog, Professional Development, Tech Better

In This Post: Ways to improve your professional development days by including personalized teacher learning! The importance of useful, relevant professional development. Specific suggestions on how to include teacher voice and choice in professional learning. Professional development often becomes the running joke when teachers get together. They comment on how the speakers had great ideas, and then the speakers were … Read More