How do you get input from your students? Do you use a “Fist to Five”? Do you use a discussion board on Google Classroom? You may have read about Flipgrid, my favorite tool to collaborate, communicate, and give and get student feedback! How I Use Flipgrid Flipgrid gives students the opportunity to respond to a […]
The most sobering response to one of three questions I ask my students before we start Genius Hour: (What bothers you? What do you love? What do you wonder about?) was this. . .
“It bothers me that I am not learning things in school that will help me become what I want to be.”
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With more and more students having access to technology outside the classroom, maybe it’s time to FLIP your classroom. The flipped classroom allows students to review material at home via videos and then really practice on what was once homework at school. Try these flipped classroom tips in your classroom!
This post contains some affiliate links. Purchasing from these links helps me keep this blog running to share education ideas with this community. Thank you for supporting teachers! Nine years ago, I started writing a book. It was about a 16-year-old girl who was struggling to come out as a lesbian to her friends and […]
Creative Tech Teacher is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. One of my favorite tech tools to use in the English Language Arts classroom is Flipgrid. What is Flipgrid? Flipgrid is […]
This week is spring break, and I am at my computer: studying, writing, grading, lesson planning, and writing summer courses for both middle school and higher education. The benefit of technology means I have so much information at my fingertips. From a collaborative community of educators online to finding new resources for students and teachers […]
On February 14, 2018, a student killed 17 people, 14 students and three teachers, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida . He (I choose not to share the names of shooters in this or future blog posts) injured 16 more in a massacre that would cause conversations about gun control, mental illness, […]
This post contains some affiliate links. Purchasing from these links helps me keep this blog running to share education ideas with this community. Thank you for supporting teachers! The path that lead me to teaching was a twisted one. I didn’t set out after high school to get a degree in education, mold young minds, […]
Several years ago, I attended my first EdCamp, and it changed everything. I love attending education conferences, but the commitment (time and financial) can be difficult to maintain. Enter EdCamp. Here’s the gist of what EdCamp is. Teachers gather together, present a list of topics they’re interested in discussing, and a schedule is built. Educators […]