Silver Linings

Brandi KellyBlog, Innovate Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Through these difficult times, the emerging opportunities are our silver linings. Some new tech tools to try are Google Keep, Time Timer App, Kahoot, Watchkin, Padlet, and more. Teaching in a Pandemic Throughout the last year, COVID-19 has created difficult circumstances for many people in our world. For example, sickness, lockdowns, and school closures have taken their toll on … Read More

EP74: Are We Truly Disruptors?

The Staff Room PodcastStaff Room Podcast

In Episode 74 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav dive into a conversation about Disruption, and what it means to be a disruptor within Education. This episode definitely goes in many directions and also touches on some real deep points with respect to what disruption looks like with the Anti-racist framework, with technology, with hierarchy. Lots of themes are … Read More

Key Considerations for Educators During Pandemic Teaching

Steven WeberBlog, Grade Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Key considerations for educators during pandemic teaching include grading and reporting, connectivity, and ‘Profile of a Graduate.’ The pandemic provides educators with the opportunity to reflect on the purpose of a grade. Connectivity should be considered because every student has a right to learn. Having a clear vision of the type of learners we want to produce will support … Read More

EP57: Why do we want to Create with Technology?

The Staff Room PodcastStaff Room Podcast

In Episode 57 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Creating with Technology. They discuss the many ways that students can go from being consumers of information, to those that interact with content, to those that create content. They make lots of connections to other parts of their lives that seem to have a similar path – such … Read More

Using Household Tech to Project Your Teacher Voice

Alex OrisBlog, Innovate Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: It can be difficult for students to hear you through a mask and face shield in a virtual setting. You can use common devices around your house and classroom to prevent this issue. This post includes a step by step guide for using settings on your Windows 10 device to project your teacher voice. Remember, if you are using … Read More