There's nothing quite like having perfect timing in teaching: when a fantastic opportunity arises for you to give your students a real-life experience about exactly what you’re teaching at that very moment. That’s what happened to me this week. My favorite holiday, like many Americans, is Thanksgiving. Living in abroad in Sudan, November 24th … Continue reading Happy Mathsgiving!
Have you ever met a teacher that had too much planning and nothing to do? Me neither. We fill our planning times and the cracks in between being extremely busy with a litany of time-consuming tasks. That's why administrators and instructional coaches like myself need to give teachers time to just play around with all … Continue reading Teachers Need Tech Sandbox Time
I have seen a lot of innovative practices in my school this year, and one of these is the clever use of the "fake" or "imaginary" student to organize and filter student work on Seesaw. The purpose of this post is to showcase this hidden feature that all Seesaw users should familiarize themselves with. Classroom News Imaginary … Continue reading Seesaw Trick: The Imaginary Student
I love teaching science to my students. You get to play, use your hands, and discover new things. For those of you who aren't teachers, I have to emphasis how incredibly fun this actually is. I spent an hour today with my students fashioning scissors, raising flags on pulley systems, clicking together wheel barrels and … Continue reading Using Keynote to Teach the Scientific Method
Sometimes the most useful tools are also the simplest. This rings true with e-link. I've already talked about e-link in the past, and I am happy to say that I am still using it. It is the easiest way I have found to give students a bunch of great URLs on one, quick embeddable webpage. Here … Continue reading Easy-Peasy Way to Give Great Links to Students