Hybrid teaching is not easy and some days I feel like I could have done so much better. I’ve decided to try some new ideas, break from the traditional methods and explore different tools that can help to connect us more in learning.
What if we go back to school the way it was from 2 years ago? What would you want that to look like? What would you take from the hybrid and virtual experience? Sharing my idea for Wednesdays.
There are lots of things to look forward to but also some challenges, struggles, that we are all processing. Here are some ideas to start with! Buncee, Blooket, Jamboard, Wakelet, Zigazoo
What are your takeaways? The wins? The positives you found this year?
Looking back over 2020 and what we have learned about our work as educators. What challenges have we faced as we transition through in-person, to virtual to hybrid? What worries you about your work? Sharing my experiences and what I have learned this…
Tools that are beneficial regardless of where learning is taking place. Check out Buncee, Formative, Nearpod, Blooket, Bingo Baker, Gimkit, Quizizz, Quizlet Live!
There are definitely challenges when it comes to hybrid teaching and I’ve been working through a few. However, there are a lot of positives too. Being able to see some of the students and work together has been a definite plus!
What are the challenges, benefits, frustrations of what we are experiencing as educators and students? Some of my experiences and ideas/hacks for making it work!
Check out the Teacher Wellness posts from Edutopia
Definitely recommend the app JabuMind! Check it out today, more to come about JabuMind!
I learned about Zigazoo a few weeks ago and have had fun exploring the videos created by kids! Zigazoo looks and feels like popular social media tools such as Instagram and TikTok, which means that students feel more comfortable with the user…
Ideas for promoting collaboration whether in the classroom or virtually. Check out some of the tools mentioned. Also join my ThriveinEDU Facebook Community!
Navigating the fake news, building digcit skills
Check out Flipgrid/Wonderopolis
Adobe Photoshop: https://landing.adobe.com/en/na/products/creative-cloud/69308-real-or-photoshop/index.html
Fake or photo: https://area.autodesk.com/fakeorfoto
Looking for new ideas or versatile tools to have students create and explore? Check out this episode and also, join my ThriveinEDU Facebook community!
PBL, collaboration, giving feedback and more! Wonderopolis, Thrively, Padlet, Wakelet, Trello, Anchor, Synth and Flipgrid
What are your challenges your successes your experiences in these first few weeks of the new school year? Here are some of mine and how I’m working on them
Why do we need mentors? Self-care and wellness, provide more for our students
10 ideas to find balance, or do something each day for self-care
Navigating in the Digital World: Creating our Space for this School Year
Ideas to help us reflect, for our students to become more reflective and build SEL skills. PBL and more!
Ideas for starting the year, things I have learned about the value of sharing our story, and the power of connecting as we embrace the unknown this school year.
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Join in my weekly show on LearningRevolution.com. A recent guest was my good friend, Jennifer Casa-Todd. We discussed the importance of digcit and empowering students as digital leaders. Check out her book Social LEADia and her upcoming book!.
Ideas for focusing on preparing for the unknown.
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What are some things that we can work on now, that will benefit us in the new school year, regardless of where learning takes place
What have we learned and what can we do better? Planning for the Unknown
Make time to ask students for feedback and use their input to guide your next steps for summer learning and planning ahead.
Reflecting on lessons learned and plans moving forward, focused on discussion after my recent blog post. Getting Through
Finding the words to say and the actions to take can be a challenge, I’m working through and making sure I connect, looking to learn and grow.
Reflections on progress, plans for the future, new ideas and fun activities
Check out the EALA: Educating All Learners Alliance, a project focused on providing resources and support for special education.
Check in on family and friends, make sure your students are doing okay. Every moment matters.
Sharing ideas and considerations for wellness and helping each other during the pandemic and every day.
Explore unconventional ideas and how to bring about positive changes in our classrooms, remotely and in person. Check out my book Unconventional Ways to Thrive in EDU.
What do you think needs to happen? What will our schools look like? Inspired by NPR article and my own thoughts.
Some thoughts about school, classes, precautions, and things to consider now as we prepare for our return to the classroom.
Great article that I read earlier: NPR 9 things
Innovation does not mean technology. Take some risks, try something new, ideas for students and families.
Think about best ways to communicate, focus on transitions that may happen fast, as our closures did. Prepare for the return to school by taking some opportunities to try new ways to foster communication.
How can we find balance now? What should we do? Stay connected, make time for you, take breaks. Just some ideas for how to plan days and find some balance during this uncertain and chaotic time.
Why we need to focus on connecting and how.
I use Zoom and this is how I set it up and why I am glad that I did.
Looking for tools for learning, here are ideas that families can enjoy too. Try Gimkit, Kahoot!, Quizizz, for games or Buncee and Flipgrid for storytelling, or explore with Nearpod for VR.
Also look at explore.org for live cams around the world,…
Just some thoughts to share about things to consider, what has worked, tips, and hopefully some ideas to try.
Chats, Audio, Video and Meetings
Bachchannel chat, Anchor, GoSynth, Padlet, Buncee, Zoom, Google Meet, Google Hangouts
Pace yourself, we are all learning and adjusting.
Find a tool like Buncee, where you can create a video, link resources, teach a lesson, have students create. Use Nearpod for interactive lessons and Virtual Reality, have meetings using Zoom, Teams,…
Some ways to foster connections during remote learning. Access is important, make sure families and students have access to information and resources. Next, how will you communicate? We still need to have social interactions, leverage the technology…
Ideas to immerse students more in learning, global collaborations and explorations.
See Buncee, Nearpod. Flipgrid, CoSpaces EDU, Merge EDU, Google Expeditions, Mystery Skype
Continuation from prior episode, with advice from students. Be creative. Be supportive. Make connections. Take risks with learning. Encourage and Inspire.
Reflect on your experience. Share your story, lean in and listen more and see the student, not the behavior. I recommend reading the book Lost at School.
Share your story: Podcast, Blog, Periscope. Start with one and use it as a way to reflect and share your ideas. Your story needs to be told.
Carl Hooker and Adam Phyall Session
Jaime Donally AR/VR
Claudio Zavala, Amy Storer, Brian Romero Smith and Marialice Curran – Creativity is my Jam
Laura Steinbrink – Train like a NAVY SEAL
Lori Gracey – The Future is Now (great title, like my book!)…
An amazing opportunity to be with Buncee at BETT in London. Being able to share the possibilities for creating with Buncee and how Microsoft’s Immersive reader benefits learners was an absolute honor.
Here are some favorites: Buncee, Gimkit, Nearpod, Wakelet, Synth, Anchor, Voxer
Some of my takeaways from FETC and conferences in general.
How to share our experiences, learn and grow together
Follow up to a conversation. Importance of being a risk-taker, connecting, not being afraid to ask for help
Five ways that I find time for personal and professional development.
Do you make resolutions? I think more about goals, being intentional about changes I would like to make and reflecting. Relentless pursuit of growth.
Ideas for the new year after time to relax and recharge. Focus on relationships, family engagement, learning spaces and more.
We had a Tweet and Talk (EduMatch) last night, and the discussion was the 2nd part of a talk on the future of education and work. A great panel and so I wanted to share what we discussed and some of my own thoughts for this episode.
Check out code.org and look to twitter for the #hourofcode hashtag!
Check out the Hour of Code and Code.org site
Also try Code Academy, Hopscotch, Brain Pop, MIT Scratch, Girls Who Code, Khan Academy
How we made more powerful connections during PBL: Edmodo, Flipgrid, Padlet, Synth, Buncee and Nearpod
I learned that I was not truly doing authentic PBL in my classes. Here are some resources and ways to provide a better and more authentic experience for students.
Some ideas for creating more personalized learning experiences for students. Examples PBL, Blended Learning and Station Rotations.
SEL, check out the Casel.org site for information and materials for use in your classroom.