Enhancing Learning with Ed Tech

Dan ThomasBlog, Differentiate Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL:DR: Common sense is an important aspect of human intelligence that allows us to navigate everyday situations using reasoning and logic. Teaching and cultivating critical thinking and problem-solving skills, rather than relying solely on memorization, promotes understanding and the application of knowledge to real-world situations. Integrating educational technology (ed tech) in the classroom should be done with common sense, considering … Read More

5 Tools to Introduce Augmented Reality

Mason NicholsBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: 5 tools to introduce augmented reality include Merge Cubes, Boddle Learning, RakugakiAR, ARpedia, and SkyView. Start slow when it comes to using augmented reality in the classroom. Make sure any tools you use are aligned with the state standards, are safe for all students, and are appropriate for the grade level. Using augmented reality allows students to think creatively, … 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

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

Teach Better TeamBlog, 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