Simplicity for the Interdisciplinary Unit Win

Darcy BakkegardBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Create an interdisciplinary unit by exploring your own community or communities around the world. Tie in social studies, geography, math, art, music, and more in your unit. Using simple technology create videos and presentations. Have students share their projects with the community. If the idea of diving into an interdisciplinary unit (IDU) feels overwhelming, take a breath and just … Read More

EdTech Refresh

Danae AckerBlog, Differentiate Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Spring is a great time to think about ways to refresh your classroom. Consider using Google Forms to help with grading. Google Sites can be used to create a testing hub. Flipgrid is a great way to see what students know. Danae joined Rae on the Daily Drop In to talk about tech resources to refresh your teaching. Click … Read More

Support for Educators with Phone Anxiety

Carly SpinaBlog, Connect Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: The families we serve all have their own communication preferences. As you communicate with stakeholders, utilize a variety of different methods. Tips to ease phone anxiety include practicing, using a script, scheduling the call in advance, beginning the call with celebrations, and getting support from others for difficult conversations. It’s important that we recognize that the families we serve … Read More

Tech Better With Math: Tech Tools

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: If you teach math, consider what technology tools you use. Ask yourself: Do they encourage active learning between students? Do they give you increased interaction both with and between students? 2 tech tools that use VMI (visualize, multimodal learning, and interaction) are Desmos and Flashcard Factory. Math Tech Tools Each month, I get so excited to share with my … Read More

Expanding Learning with Technology

Ashley HaynesBlog, Innovate Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: In March of 2020, we launched into a world of technology. Do you use technology to allow students to access their learning or to expand it? Discover tools to help you further integrate technology into your classroom such as Canva, Apple Learning Guides, Tinkercad, Google Suite Apps, and Flipgrid. Ashley joined Rae on the Daily Drop In to talk … Read More