Three Ways to Differentiate the Writing Process with Google Docs

By Avra Robinson & Rosey McQuillan for more from Avra and Rosey follow them on Twitter: @avrarachel & @romcquill Differentiating instruction gives students multiple options for taking in information, for making sense of ideas, and for expressing what they learn. In other words, a …

Get Started with Google’s Applied Digital Skills Curriculum!

Over the past several years, Google for Education has become a mainstay in classrooms across the world. As these schools integrate the G Suite of tools in their classrooms they have a unique opportunity to really prepare their students for the future …

Learner Variability: The Why of Personalized Learning from Tom Driscoll

Learn more from Tom by following him on Twitter: @Mr_Driscoll Over the past few years, in several different roles, I have researched and experimented with various frameworks and approaches to Personalized Learning.  Despite the vast amount of resources out there that describe …

Real Change From Within, Not From Above

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Lately, I’ve been reading Peter Block’s The Answer to How is Yes and Robert Evans’ The Human Side of School Change. While Block’s musings are mostly philosophical and Evans’ primarily psychological, …

Fostering Mathematical Mindsets with iPads in the Classroom from Mason

Follow Mason on Twitter: @edtechmason All students can learn math. Better yet, all students can love math. And even more importantly, all students can excel at math. And when classrooms go one-to-one with iPads, this enhances opportunities to foster the mathematical mindsets …

Framing the Personalized Learning Discussion from Tom Driscoll

Learn more about what Tom is doing with teachers by following him on Twitter: @Mr_Driscoll Although Personalized Learning has gained considerable traction in education, there is still much confusion and, at times, heated debate regarding what this set of ideas actually means …

Teaching History with Technology: Reflections on 16 Years & Counting – from Tom Daccord

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. In a few weeks, I will be instructing the EdTechTeacher “Teaching History with Technology Workshop” for the 16th straight year.  Lately, I’ve been thinking about changes in technology …

4 Must-Use Video Apps to Encourage Reflection on the iPad from Ben Sondgeroth

Want to learn what Ben is up to? Follow him on Twitter @Mr_Sondgeroth While completing my undergraduate degree in history education, I recall having to submit a written reflection after completing every lesson. I also remember being somewhat annoyed at the process and questioned …

Are You Innovating or Simply Changing? 6 Essential Considerations

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. “Innovation” initiatives have become the rage in many schools and districts. Some have hired an “Innovation Director” and others have created an entire Innovation department. Others focus on …

“Let’s Just Try It” is Not Leadership – From Tom Daccord

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Millions of iPads and Chromebooks entered American classrooms between 2012 and 2015 and often joined laptops already in place. As a result of the influx, many schools decided …

Challenge-Based Workshops: Moving Teachers From Discomfort to Empowerment

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Does the following seem familiar? “Okay, everybody, click here. Now, everybody click here. Now, everybody click here. Now, everybody read along with me. Now, everybody watch me.” Boring, …

Last week, I had the privilege of keynoting the first annual Inspired Learning Convention in Mendon-Upton, MA.  Whereas many schools and districts talk about the need for innovation, educators in Mendon-Upton use the concept of inspired learning.  As I wrote in a post on …