Teacher Feature: Caroline Dwyer On Integrating New Tools

This edition of the pod features our interview with Caroline Dwyer about her efforts to use Teams and Class Notebook with students. Check it out above and check out the resources we discussed on the episode below. Resources and Links from This Episode Announcements No announcements this fortnight Bell Ringer Brush Ninja Archive.org Library of ...

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Actively Learn Easy Sign-on

Did you know that you and your students can access Actively Learn directly from Classlink or Clever and signs in automatically? Often, we are afraid to try a new product because getting there and getting in poses a challenge. Having Actively Learn conveniently available through the apps students are already using, makes it that much ...

Use One Sharepoint Library in Multiple Teams

So do you have a library of documents and files that you use regularly in your classes? Yes? Yeah, that’s what I thought. You’re a teacher…of course you have a library of documents and files that you use regularly in your classes. And of course you would like to easily bring that library into Teams. ...

Flipgrid: A Tool to Inspire

Flipgrid is one of the most creative tools currently on the market with a mission to engage, innovate, and amplify student voice. As such, they have an entire link dedicated to “inspiration,” out-of-the-box prompts that will spark conversation, with Flipgrid as the platform to accomplish this. When you’re logged into Flipgrid, it’s as easy as ...

Teacher Feature: Using Teams & Class Notebook

It’s the beginning of a new school year and that often means the start of a new classroom management strategy, trying a new technology tool, or putting a twist on a tried and true procedure. This year, Mrs. Caroline Dwyer-Sanik has taken the dive into Teams and Class Notebook for the first time and I had ...

Rethinking Class Newsletters With Seesaw

Do you spend an hour or more creating a class newsletter to inform your families about the goings on in your class?  Do you wonder if your families are even seeing or reading your newsletters?  Would you like to save time, get out important information about your class and know who has and hasn’t received ...

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Create a Form from Excel (To Keep It Linked)

One of the ways in which Microsoft Forms is different than Google Forms, is that if you create a Form from the Forms web app, there is no Excel sheet attached. This creates an extra step if you want to play with the data collected from a form. Another difference is that when you do ...

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Using the Independent Reading Library on Actively Learn 

If you have not yet explored the Independent Reading Library, take a moment, either in teacher mode or student mode to find some of the current event articles available. This is a great place to assign students an “Article of the Week” or independent reading assignments. More importantly, they can even track their reading with ...

ISTE U: Introduction to Computational Thinking for Every Educator

What is Computational Thinking? Essentially it is a problem-solving method, what makes it special is that it uses methods that a computer could execute. Many teachers are already teaching these skills, but learning how to integrate this explicitly into your content area can empower students to solve problems that previously seemed IMPOSSIBLE! This year Ed ...

Tools to Add to Your Tech Toolbox

Resources and Links from This Episode Announcements No announcements this fortnight Bell Ringer PowerPoint Seesaw Adobe Spark   Tech Talk – Tools to Add to Your Toolbox Wakelet Pushbullet Green Screens Novel Effect Classroom Hacks – Tips for Managing Devices From Stephanie The classroom hack that I am sharing is all about managing technology in ...

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