How are you using interactive whiteboards in your classroom? Traditionally, the use of these large interactive displays were seen as a way to energize whole class instruction. The use of a touch screen and the ability to access a wide range of materials through an Internet connection are definitely compelling features. But as we move […]
What does formative assessment look like in your classroom? As a classroom teacher, I knew how important it was to hear from students in the midst of a lesson. This “check for understanding” would drive my instruction. I recently had the chance to talk to the creator of an awesome formative assessment tool for the […]
I’ve had the chance to work with Pre-K teachers and primary educators as an education technology consultant over the past few years. One of the conversations I often find myself having with teachers is what it means to be kindergarten ready. This can often seem like an overwhelming concept, since there are so many experiences […]
How does math data in your school and district stay organized? Do you have collaborative conversations around math assessments with your colleagues? The team at Forefront Math takes classroom assessments and lets schools use them as district-wide common assessments. They have a straightforward, easy-to-use digital math assessment platform. A few weeks ago I had the […]
How do you explore financial literacy with your students? The team at T. Rowe Price has just launched a Teacher Edition of the Star Banks Adventure game. It’s a free mobile app and web-based online experience designed to teach students financial concepts. Star Banks Adventure has a colorful sci-fi theme. You’ll find puzzles, and quiz […]
How do your students share their learning in the math classroom? When it comes to movie-making, designing a website, or creating a social media graphic, we don’t often associate these activities with mathematics. But students of all ages can jump into open-ended creation tools to tell the story of their learning in any subject area.
This weekend I had the chance to see the authors of Hacking Google for Education: 99 Ways to Leverage Google Tools in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts in action! At their third annual Tomorrow’s Classroom Today Conference, authors Brad Currie, Billy Krakower and Scott Rocco shared some of the big ideas in their book and led a special […]
From content consumption to content creation, there are many ways to use mobile devices with students. They can create how-to videos for authentic audiences, explain their thinking through screencasting, or use scannable technology in the math classroom, for example. Mobile devices can also be used to help students practice foundational math skills and build their […]