Breakoutedu.com Just Revolutionized Digital Breakouts

Author’s Note: Access to the digital breakout platform described in this post costs $60 for twelve months. BreakoutEDU also includes twelve months of access with the purchase of a kit. For more information, go to the BreakoutEDU pricing page. I was not compensated for writing this post. Digital breakouts are a great way to engage… Read More Breakoutedu.com Just Revolutionized Digital Breakouts

The Social Studies Digital Content List

Back-to-school time always reminds me of my first days teaching history. I used the curriculum from my textbook and supplemented it here-and-there. It did not make for engaging instruction. Textbooks are static, dated, and give learners one perspective. I constantly searched for supplemental content in addition to making some of my own.  Over time, I… Read More The Social Studies Digital Content List

Five Educational Android Apps for Chromebooks

Update (11/5/2017): I have published Five More Educational Android Apps for Chromebooks. When Google announced Android apps were coming to Chromebooks, I was not enthused. Chromebooks are great for learners and teachers because of the Chrome OS’s simplicity and lightning-fast boot-up. I was defensive about Chromebooks and not excited about change. My love of Chromebooks for education… Read More Five Educational Android Apps for Chromebooks

Make Awesome Exit Tickets with Digital Breakouts

Author’s Note: This strategy is very similar to the Make Vocabulary Fun with Digital Breakouts strategy I blogged about on BamRadioNetwork’s EdWords blog. Here is a strategy for using digital breakouts to make exit tickets that challenge and engage learners while producing useful assessment data. Step One: Make a Google Form with the digital breakout locks.… Read More Make Awesome Exit Tickets with Digital Breakouts

360° Video – The New Frontier in Learner Engagement

YouTube is a vital tool all teachers should employ to engage learners. Teachers can use tools such as EdPuzzle and TED-Ed to build on the YouTube learning experience. Teachers can now use YouTube to share 360° videos – giving students a tactile, kinesthetic experience that allows for movement (see below) when watching videos. Take advantage of… Read More 360° Video – The New Frontier in Learner Engagement