8 Free Online Resources to Recommend to Families – Easy EdTech Podcast 054

In this episode, I’ll share a few of my favorite online learning tools that you may want to recommend to families. If your students will be out of school for closures, these free tools are ones parents can easily access on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: Apple […]

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Just Two Recommendations for New Online Learning Initiatives

This is a bonus episode with recommendations for new online learning initiatives and definitely different than what I typically put out. If you are a regular listener of the podcast, you know that I put out new episodes every Tuesday morning with strategies and EdTech tips for helping make EdTech easier in the classroom. Apple […]

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Can students reuse someone else’s work?

Can students reuse someone else’s work in their own creations? When would doing so run afoul of copyright laws? If you’ve made movies, designed websites, or created ebooks with your students, you might have pondered this question. Students are often avid consumers of digital content, but when they take on the hat of creators in […]

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6 Creative Tools for Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning is more than just a buzzword. When thoughtfully integrated into instruction, it provides a vehicle for students to explore new concepts and apply their new knowledge. At its core, project-based learning asks students to research as they address a question or investigate a solution to a problem. There are lots of creative tools […]

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Quick Tips for Keeping Track of Your Professional Goals – Easy EdTech Podcast 053

In this episode, you’ll learn about a strategy that lets you keep track of your professional goals by creating an easy-to-update website. You’ll also hear some tips for narrowing in on which goals to focus on this school year. Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: Apple Podcast App Google Play Stitcher Spotify Keeping […]

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How to Use Emojis with Students

Do you use emojis in your classroom? I had so much fun teaming up with the folks at Book Creator to put together a new and totally free resource all about how to use emojis with students. If you’ve been a bit curious about whether emojis have an educational purpose… well, I have you covered! […]

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3 Quick Ways to Capture Student Learning

How do you capture student learning? This question can go in lots of directions. We know that students can snap a picture of their work. And we know that kids can capture their learning by recording their voice or typing a response. To capture student learning, you can give kids a way to create a […]

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Forget a Debate! Try a Podcast with Students Instead – Easy EdTech Podcast 052

In this episode, you’ll hear about an activity idea inspired by a favorite podcast. Monica will take you through a strategy for making traditional debates more relevant and authentic by creating a podcast with students. You’ll hear about how to use roundtable conversations and “hot takes” on content related to your curriculum. Subscribe to the […]

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Easy Steps to Create Video Playlists with Spark Page

Do you use videos in your classroom? You don’t have to have a flipped classroom to leverage the power of video with your students. Whether you share tutorials, explainer videos, or clips from a documentary, you can create video playlists. Last year, I shared a strategy for creating video playlists using YouTube. You might have […]

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Why Engineering Design Might Have a Place in Your Classroom

What does it look like to design for the future? When we talk about the skills students need for success, engineering design might not be at the top of your list… yet. If you aren’t familiar with the term, this blog post has you covered. Last year I connected with Ann Kaiser. She is the […]

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