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Daily Morning Meetings for the Year: How to Plan an Entire Year’s Worth of Morning Meetings

In today’s blog post, I’m sharing an inside look on how to create daily Morning Meeting slides for the ENTIRE year. I’ll show you examples of how to create (1) Morning Meeting Schedules, (2) Morning Meeting Slide Themes, and (3) Morning Meeting Structure. As I’ve said to you all many times before, my best tip … Continue Reading Daily Morning Meetings for the Year: How to Plan an Entire Year’s Worth of Morning Meetings

All About Morning Meeting: A Teacher’s Guide to Responsive Classroom

This blog post is inspired by Responsive Classroom. All ideas presented here are based on the work and research from Responsive Classroom. For more information and ideas, please visit their website. Responsive Classroom is a “student-centered, social and emotional learning approach to teaching and discipline. It is comprised of a set of research, and evidence-based … Continue Reading All About Morning Meeting: A Teacher’s Guide to Responsive Classroom

Computational Thinking, Cyber Robotics, and Computer Science Education with CoderZ

Maddie (00:36):So many students who have access to coding and robotics find themselves really, really passionate about it. But the problem is that there are so many barriers to entry that make it difficult for students and teachers to get involved. CoderZ is solving this problem and creating amazing virtual coding and robotics courses and … Continue Reading Computational Thinking, Cyber Robotics, and Computer Science Education with CoderZ

All About Gold Standard PBL: A Teacher’s Guide to the PBLWorks Project-Based Learning Framework

Project-based learning is an approach to teaching and learning where students actively explore real-world problems and challenges through projects.  Teachers are viewed as coaches that provide a structure or framework to guide students through the learning process. But the learning comes from the students. The learning is student-centered and prioritizes student voice and choice.  Rather … Continue Reading All About Gold Standard PBL: A Teacher’s Guide to the PBLWorks Project-Based Learning Framework

EdTech Tool of the Week (7/7/21)

Scratch is a free block-based visual programming language and website developed at MIT. As one of the top educational tools for coding, Scratch can be used by children of all ages, but is best for ages 8-16. Users of the site can create projects on the web using a block-like interface. “With Scratch, you can … Continue Reading EdTech Tool of the Week (7/7/21)

All About TPACK: A Teacher’s Guide to the TPACK Tech Integration Model

TPACK, or Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge, is a framework for the integration of technology in the classroom. The TPACK framework is a helpful guide to providing students with a high-quality educational experience, when technology is incorporated in the classroom.  Though its history is difficult to track, TPACK seems to have first been presented in research … Continue Reading All About TPACK: A Teacher’s Guide to the TPACK Tech Integration Model

All About SAMR: A Teacher’s Guide to the SAMR Tech Integration Model

SAMR is a framework developed by education researcher Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura that outlines best practices for implementing technology into the classroom.  The SAMR model specifically focuses on four tiers of tech integration: substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition: Substitution: Technology acts as a direct substitute, with no functional change. Augmentation: Technology acts as a direct … Continue Reading All About SAMR: A Teacher’s Guide to the SAMR Tech Integration Model

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