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
Teachers and students in districts that use Google for Education have access to a free suite of apps, G Suite, to create and publish. But why use G Suite? Why not Microsoft, pen-and-paper, or go full tactile and have students use typewriters? The reason to use G Suite is feedback – collaboration too, but that is… Read More Feedback for Students in G Suite – An Overview
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
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
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
In my latest BamRadioNetwork EdWords blog post, I ask questions about the discomfort many educators have with fidget spinners. Please comment below or Tweet me @TomEMullaney if you would like to discuss. Thank you for reading. Bonus! (6/11/17): Here is my fidget spinner product review! They really are fun to play with.
In my latest BamRadioNetwork EdWords blog post, I argue that teachers need to blog and provide some suggestions for getting started and setting sustainable publishing goals. I also discuss what teachers should and should not blog about. Please comment below or Tweet me @TomEMullaney if you would like to discuss. Thank you for reading.
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
One of my very favorite Portlandia sketches is She’s Making Jewelry Now. The song is about the struggle to find career fulfillment. I identify with this song so strongly because I while I have found fulfillment in my teaching career, it was a struggle to do so. That’s why I have started the Sustainable Teaching podcast.… Read More He’s Making Podcasts Now
My latest BamRadioNetwork EdWords blog post is Make Vocabulary Fun with Digital Breakouts – my strategy for using Quizlet, Google Forms, and Google Sites to rejuvenate vocabulary review. Thank you for reading and considering it. Please comment below or tweet me at @TomEMullaney if you would like to discuss further.