As this school year comes to a close, I wanted to celebrate some of the amazing work of my colleagues at Bullis. In my role as Director of Innovation & Educational Technology, I have the opportunity to work with incredible teachers every day, and I am so grateful for the lessons & ideas they bring to life in the classroom.
In this article, I highlight three edtech tools — Flipgrid, Kami, and Pear Deck. In addition to talking about how and why we have integrated these tools school-wide, you’ll find a gallery of projects and student exemplars to enjoy.
I had the honor of joining Reshan Richards, CEO & co-founder of Explain Everything and Faik Karaoglu, Executive Vice President Branded Business at Wacom for a webinar focused on tips for creating effective flipped classroom videos.
We start off with a convo — what inspired us to start making videos, our advice, strategies we would share with others looking to get started making explainer videos — and then dive into a demo.
I start off, showing how I use Explain Everything on the web with my Wacom One, including:
I had a chance to host the #tlap Twitter chat on Monday, June 14 and we talked about flipped classroom strategies, tools, tips, & experiences!
The questions we explored were:
Imagine a classroom where we could empower every voice in that room — where we celebrated the ideas of not only the students who raised their hands but where every individual had a platform to make their thoughts seen. When we leverage the right edtech tools in our classrooms, we can shine the spotlight on what all students have to say. We can provide those students who may be quiet or need more time to process before sharing a way to contribute to the conversation in a format that best fits their style.
Continued here: https://www.tepsa.org/2021/04/27/tech-with-heart/
Thanks to Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) & Todd Nesloney for the opportunity to share.
I had a chance to be a guest on the Make Learning Magical Podcast, hosted by the amazing Tisha Richmond. Tisha is a fellow DBC Inc author — Make Learning Magical: Transform Your Teaching and Create Unforgettable Experiences in Your Classroom.
You can catch my episode here: Leveraging Tech to Empower Student Voice, Ease Anxiety, & Create Compassionate Classrooms
We talk about:
As schools consider books for summer reading, I wanted to plug my own book — Tech with Heart: Leveraging Technology to Empower Student Voice, Ease Anxiety, & Create Compassionate Classrooms. We are primed for really important work in edtech at this moment in time. Teachers have so many tools in their toolbox; the next step will be to think very intentionally about what to keep and what to leave behind. Additionally, as the urgent need to make massive shifts settles, teachers will have time to reflect on what worked in remote and hybrid learning and how to redesign in-class lessons…
There is nothing better than having an efficient system for your workflow to keep on top of tasks and ideas, to quickly reference notes and thoughts, and to jot down things you need to stay on top of from day to day.
About six months ago, I stumbled upon NotePlan. And I have used NotePlan every day since that first day. NotePlan is a Mac & iOS app that is advertised as a calendar-driven note taker.
You may have seen me post a first impressions video back in October — #Productivity App: @NoteplanApp — Notetaker, calendar, digital bullet journal all…
Thanks to Wacom for the opportunity to share some of my experiences as a flipped classroom and online math teacher over the years! In this blog, I share:
I had a wonderful opportunity to give a talk at GoGuardian + Pear Deck’s Conversations About: Mental Health and Wellness conference. Those of you who have read my book, Tech with Heart, know this is a topic that is very important to me, on multiple levels. You can catch my full presentation below:
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I had the privilege to be on Alan’s November’s podcast again! This time, Lainie Rowell, Alan November, and I sat down to talk about out collective experiences teaching in a blended and online format. We focus on ideas for building a community of learners in an online setting, strategies for giving students more agency in their learning, providing students a variety of platforms to express themselves, and more.
This episode of “evolving with heart” is a master class in teaching during the Covid 19 pandemic and beyond. Award winning educators and authors Stacey Roshan and Lainie Rowell share their…