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Digital Coaching MOOC-Ed from The Friday Institute Begins This Week

coaching digital learning mooc

The Friday Institute is inviting you to take part in a FREE MOOC-Ed beginning February 20, 2017 and ending on March 10, 2017. Click here to learn more about the course or to register. This Coaching Digital Learning Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change MOOC-ED is brought to you by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College ... Read More »

Now Add Videos from Google Drive Right Into Your Google Slides!

google slides

Google announced today the release of a new feature for Slides. Users are now able to add, besides videos from YouTube,  videos they have in their Google Drive right into their slides. The process is very simple. Here is how to insert a Drive video into your presentation: Open Google Slides, click on ‘Insert’ then choose ‘Video’ and click on ... Read More »

Check Out The Ultimate EdTech Chart for Teachers and Educators!

Dr. Keisha Pritchard with Jenny Morgan

This month, published the first version of their Ultimate EdTech Chart for Teachers and Educators.  This chart features a list of quality instructional resources and repositories which have been curated by content area.  Content-areas range from core subjects to arts and Chemistry.  Best of all, these resources have been compiled by teachers, for teachers! Click here to download a ... Read More »

Make a Meme…Make a Difference!

Baby face meme saying "What do you mean Canvas is not for finger painting?"

Want a fun way to demonstrate a student’s knowledge of characterization?  Use a meme!  One application I use for ELA classes includes analyzing character traits based off attributes, physical descriptions, and/or actions.  Students love funny memes, so why not use them in the classroom?  When it comes to differentiation, memes provide a visual representation of concepts for students who have a Visual ... Read More »

Learn360 Releases New Learnetic Interactives, Searchable Playlists, and Images!

Learn360 logo

Here are highlights of the many recent updates and enhancements to Learn360: Searchable Playlists Users can now make their playlists show up in the search results for their institution—filterable by creator, institution, grade, or subject, when available. (Admins can turn this feature on or off.) From the search results, each playlist listed will allow users to either share it (through ... Read More »

Engaging Students with Assessment

A student holding a Plickers code

Plickers is an app/website teachers can use to perform a quick assessment of concepts taught.  Create a question, have your students hold up their personalized code, scan and receive their answers.  It really is easy and all students are engaged! Read More »

Resources for Kids with Disabilities!

Little Girl in wheelchair doing ballet

There are many challenges that families often face in finding the right resources and assistance in providing for children with disabilities.  Often these resources are housed in various places, but aren’t very comprehensive. This link provides many resources for children with disabilities, and they are free!  The offerings include iPads, bikes, adaptive equipment, wheelchairs, park passes, scholarship information, and much more! ... Read More »

Adaptive App “Lamp Words for Life” Helps Students Communicate

Screenshot of an iPad

At Conover School, Ms. Sandi Blevins, a Speech Language Pathologist, has begun introducing a new app to help students better communicate to others. It is called “Lamp Words for Life.” This is an augmentative and alternative mode of communication. The program is designed to integrate a method of communication with motor planning in mind. It can be used with single ... Read More »

Webquests Keep Students Engaged

Students on chromebooks

A great way to make sure students are engaged is the use of web quests.  I recently used a web quest with my students as a way to explore life in the 1930s as part of our Harper Lee “To Kill a Mockingbird” unit.  Having students explore through the steps of a web quest is a great way to give ... Read More »

We Symbaloo EDU! Do you?

Screenshot of computer program

Symbaloo EDU has the appearance of a game-board including a specific starting point and a checkered flag for a finish!  A standard is listed at the start of each lesson which becomes the focus for information students receive.  Teachers can embed videos, songs, skill sheets, recorded lessons, and more.  Teachers are also able to electronically track student progress along the ... Read More »