I recently read Kids Deserve It! by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome. One tool Welcome speaks of using in his practice is the voice typing feature of Google Docs: “…We need to be showing our kids how to utilize this tool, even more so than typing skills. Kids still need to edit their writing, of… Read More Voice Typing in Google Docs
In my latest BamRadio Network EdWords blog post, I explain how teachers can stop lecturing to meet the needs of today’s students. Instead, they can use Google Classroom to get the most out of blended learning.
I recorded a Google Hangout on Air for the North Carolina Google Educator Group. Here are the video and the slides. Additionally, there are direct links to when I cover specific topics in the video. Google Classroom Gravelly Hill Middle School – The innovative middle school I have the honor of reporting to… Read More Help Yourself to 30 Minutes of GAFE Professional Development
Google Classroom is awesome. Teachers can take it beyond substitution to redefine teaching and learning in their classroom. I have posted ten strategies to help teachers do so on the BAMNetwork Radio blog. Going Deeper with Google Classroom – Part 1 Anchor Activities in the About Tab Create a Question for Class Discussions Easily Find… Read More Going Deeper with Google Classroom
Do you want to e-mail all parents for your class without entering twenty-five e-mail addresses into Gmail? Would you like parent e-mail addresses to populate in Gmail so you don’t have to remember them? Thanks to a great idea Damien Akelman showed me at Mooresville Summer Connection, you can have parents answer a quick form and… Read More Back to School Night Pro Tip: Use Google Forms to Make Parent Contact Lists in Gmail
I am honored to once again be published on ImagineEasy’s blog. This time, I write about how educational technology improves writing and research. Please enjoy GAFE-friendly Tools to Teach Evidence-based Writing. If you want to discuss these tools, please comment below or tweet me at @edtechtom.
I am excited and honored to write about Social Studies and educational technology on Imagine Easy’s education blog. Check out my 7 Awesome Tools Social Studies Teachers Can Use to Teach Geography.
Has your district told you your students will bring Chromebooks with them to class in the fall? Are you eager to integrate this technology into instruction but unsure how? Here are ten things you can do this summer to hit the ground running in the fall, brought to you by a teacher who has been… Read More Ten Things You Can Do This Summer To Prepare For Teaching In A 1:1 Classroom With Chromebooks
Making video recaps of my lessons has revolutionized my teaching. I am so grateful to Chris Aviles for suggesting it at EdCamp New Jersey. A parent told me she wishes every teacher made video recaps. A learning support teacher uses them to help my students study in her instructional support classes. Students who need multiple opportunities to learn and… Read More Making Lesson Recap Videos with Screencastify
I went to to EdCamp New Jersey at the end of November where I heard Chris Aviles suggest teachers should make video recaps. He argued that in a 1:1 classroom, video lesson recaps are a powerful tool to fight learned helplessness. A student doesn’t know the answer to a question? Have them watch the video… Read More Making Lesson Recap Videos with SnagIt and a Chromebook