4 Tips for Creating Awesome Classroom Videos
Topics: Online learning, Video
As a new teacher, Josh Stock often found himself stretched thin as he raced around his classroom trying to answer student questions.
“I was bouncing all around the room and it was getting overwhelming…
A book report your students will love
How many times have students written mundane, uninspired book reports that were handed in, read by the teacher and handed back to the student, never to be seen again?
I wrote so many boring book reports as a kid that it nearly turned me off to reading altogether. That is, until my sixth…
Turn Your Classroom Into a Personalized Learning Environment
Topics: Assessment, Online learning, Personalized Learning, Standards, Video
By now you’ve probably heard of personalized learning, which tailors instruction, expression of learning and…
See how one educator transformed learning for disadvantaged children
Topics: Digital storytelling, Education leadership, Video
This is an updated version of a post that published on April 26, 2015.
California teacher Kristy Andre helped introduce technology to a small school in South Africa but returned to California with something even more important — proof that technology can transform the…
Soledad O'Brien: Show students what's possible with tech
Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Online learning, Personalized Learning, Video
We know that students from disadvantaged families face plenty of barriers to getting a college degree. They lack the money for tuition, books, and room and board. They face life stressors that often take priority over academic goals. They often don’t have the parental support and resources that…
The complete guide to using machinima in the classroom
Topics: Gaming, Project-based learning, Video
Ask any fifth grader to show you their favorite video, and you will likely see a Minecraft LP (which stands for “let’s play”) video. Chances are, when they aren’t playing games on their computers and phones, they are probably watching…
Test their knowledge using student-created videos
Topics: Assessment, Standards, Video
Effective teachers continually assess their students’ learning. Although some types of assessments, like standardized tests, are mandated, educators can use many other forms of evaluation to check for understanding.
I like to assess my students in many ways. Following the…
Flip your classroom with instructional screencasts
Topics: Flipped learning, Tools, Video
" "Sometimes I wish I could record myself teaching in September, then play it back to students in March so they can remember all the things they forgot," " said one veteran teacher I know with an exasperated sigh. She was looking for a way to provide small-group remediation while teaching new…
What if you flipped a school?
Taking calculated risks is not the norm in most schools. Yet where there is risk, there is often great reward. That was our mindset in 2010, when the staff at Clintondale High School in Michigan realized we had to do something to lift our students who were struggling mightily. At that time, 52…
8 easy steps to better student writing with digital storytelling
Topics: Digital storytelling, Tools, Video
For two years, I taught in Cape Town, South Africa. My students, who were from townships right outside Cape Flats, had the opportunity to attend a boarding academy, which was a safer environment than other nearby schools. Most of them had not been exposed to much technology, and because their…