On some Saturday mornings Melody and I jump onto Streamyard to have coffee and chat about our week. This weeks Saturday morning guest was Amanda Fox, teacher and author of the book MarkerTown. We had lots of fun conversations not only about our coffee mugs but...
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Editor is a free, embedded tool in Microsoft Word to enhance your writing, and I’d certainly like to think that it enhances mine—in fact, I used it while writing this guest blog! I am excited to see what else I can do with Editor, particularly with its extensions into Microsoft Outlook.
I know this year might not hold the same kind of warm and fun memories of previous school years, but we have still been part of the moments in between. What we have done this year has mattered and our commitment to attaching meaning to everyday, ordinary moments will be even more important.
For right now, if you can’t focus on it, don’t focus on it. Focus on what you can. What new skills are they learning because of this situation? Focus on those skills and celebrate those successes.
When using Immersive Reader, consider giving these concepts tips a try. I’ve used them primarily for math and STEM classes but I’ve seen teachers do wonderful things with it in ELA, social studies, and even physical education!
I created this virtual station rotation after completing #DitchSummit20 over Christmas break. Many wonderful eduleaders shared keen advice on student engagement tools, strategies and pedagogy that can work in a hybrid, concurrent, or full virtual classroom.
Before you head into the new year, take a moment and think about how you have grown in the last year, six months, even two weeks ago. You probably look at challenges differently, even while you are tired, and you know you will find a way. We are so glad for wonderful leaders like you.
We talked about the struggles we are all facing with online learning and teaching. Although we are thousands of miles apart and have completely different cultures, we are all feeling the same.
Alice Keeler is a teacher, mom of 5, expert in EdTech integration and virtual learning, speaker and author. Alice is passionate about student centered teaching and using tech to build relationships, empower and equip students, and make learning better. Paperless is not a pedagogy. Digital is different, Alice leads the way in developing efficient, engaging, and effective digital learning environments that go beyond worksheets and PDFs.