43: From Consumers to Creators – Alex Oris talks about transforming students from consumers to creators, and where our future leaders are.

Teach Better TeamPodcast

Listen to episode 43 of the Teach Better Talk Podcast

Alex Oris is a Technology Integration Specialist at Cuyahoga Falls City Schools in Ohio. He chats with us about using technology in schools, adjusting the way we think about our approach to PD and teaching, and how things changed when he decided to give up control and give students more ownership. Alex shares his experiences from 11 years in the … Read More

Digital Citizenship: Is Your School R.E.A.D.Y. to be Good Digital Citizens?

Matthew JosephAdministration, Blog, Innovation, Technology

Digital Citizenship - Is your school ready to be good citizens_

Are your students ready to be good digital citizens? Todays’ students are using technology to collaborate, learn, research, and communicate while at school. Blended and personalized learning with digital tools has flooded classrooms, but most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship as requirements for teacher certification. This leads to a cross roads of districts pushing digital learning into schools … Read More

10 Ways Screencasting Can Transform Learning

Tiffany OttBlog, Innovation, Technology

10 Ways Screencasting Can Transform Learning

Screencasting isn’t just for recording video notes- Though that is a great place to start, let’s look at how screencasting can transform so much more in your classroom. What is screencasting? Screencasting is simply the act of recording the image on your computer or tablet screen to create a video (also known as a “screen capture.”) There are dozens of … Read More

The Basics of Google Classroom (video)

Tiffany OttBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Technology, Video

The Basics of Google Classroom (video

Looking to use Google Classroom in your classroom? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys, it’s Tiffany Ott here, and I am excited to be talking to all of you about getting started with Google Classroom today in this video. I’m going to show you the ropes, how it’s all done. Make sure that you like the video and … Read More