Since starting Class Tech Tips Monica has led workshops and webinars, and provided keynote presentations to teachers, instructional coaches, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, FETC and EduTECH. Monica is the author of Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD), two quick reference guides for ASCD on Distance Learning Essentials and Classroom Technology Tips, as well as several other publications.
Welcome to Episode 1 of Season 4 of Somethin' to Tech About! Today we have Daniel Rivera, a numbers and data guru joining us. Daniel currently serves as the Technology Director for First District RESA and serves 17 counties. Daniel has provided instructional technology leadership, guidance, and professional development for K-12 and university students, faculty, and staff for 16 years and has been presenting at conferences regularly for 12 years. Daniel is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Google for Education Innovator.
Tune in to hear Daniel, Dru, and Angie discuss his Google Innovator project, getting educators excited about data, YouTube tips, and more. Below are some highlights from our discussion.
With an increase of screen-time for students and teachers, the idea of closing our eyes and listening to podcasts is more appealing than ever! Listening to podcasts gives us the benefit of a good story, opportunity to learn, or focus on self care without the screen time.
We are offering 5 ways to turn off your screens and tune in with podcasts.
Whether we are virtual, face-to-face, or hybrid, how we design and package learning opportunities can impact student engagement. Today's post is not about resources but more about a time to reflect on how we are designing lessons to have the biggest impact on student learning.
"Research shows that less teaching plus more feedback is the key
In Visible Learning, John Hattie notes that feedback is “one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement”. If we are looking for ways to help students develop as learners, focused, formative feedback is crucial. Feedback is a powerful practice that can connect us with our students in a positive helpful way. There are several ways for providing focused feedback. We have categorized them into Audio, Text, and Video and listed ideas for each.
"No time to give and use feedback" actually means
Netiquette = net + etiquette refers to the rules of behavior while online. It is important for students to understand and practice communicating using guidelines that have them answering "Is it... Positive? Accurate? Useful? Supportive? Ethical? Help your students evaluate their online correspondence by providing them with our P.A.U.S.E. Before Posting - A Decision Maker for Online Communication.
Highlights of our discussion with special guest, Sarah Clark.
My name is Sarah Clark and I’m a Savannah transplant with SoCal roots (by way of Indiana, North Carolina, and Virginia in between!). I've got over a decade of family engagement, volunteer facilitation, and community involvement experience. I've trained for the United States Navy as an Ombudsman and Certified Ombudsman Trainer, but also worked heavily with family and community engagement efforts in Virginia and Georgia public schools as a volunteer. I now serve as the Family Engagement Facilitator for Pooler Elementary School.