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EdTechTeacher is so thrilled to welcome Jed Stefanowicz to our team of summer instructors. Jed Stefanowicz is a Digital Learning Coach in Walpole, MA, providing job-embedded professional learning and coaching for academic technology. Through conferences and workshops, Jed aims to engage and build staff/student digital learning capacity, keeping the focus on practice over product. As a 25 year elementary educator, speaker, blogger, and MA Teach Plus Policy Fellow, Jed shares his passion for effective tech integration to transform teaching and learning, and to design experiences that activate, innovate, and motivate digital learning. He is the Author of Take AIM at Digital…

EdTechTeacher is so thrilled to welcome Dr. Rayna Freedman to our team of summer instructors. Rayna is a 5th grade teacher at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, MA. She has taught grades 3-5. Rayna is the Past President of MassCUE and has been presenting at the annual conference since 2010. She is a Google Level 2 certified educator, a BrainPOP certified educator, Flipgrid Ambassador, Fablevision Ambassador and Wakelet Ambassador. Rayna will be facilitating a workshop entitled, Ways to Engage Readers, Bringing Authors into Your Classroom, on August 1, 2, and 4. These three one-hour sessions will take place from…

Station Rotations are one of the most effective classroom strategies that educators can integrate into their practice to support personalized, differentiated, and high-quality student learning.  According to the research from The Learning Accelerator, by using flexible grouping strategies such as station rotation, teachers provide access to learning materials in a variety of ways, which supports the learner variability found in every classroom.  Utilizing these types of differentiated instructional strategies, teachers can create opportunities for students to take ownership of their learning. In this video, EdTechTeacher instructor, Tom Driscoll, leads an exploration of the technique, purpose, and impact of the station…

Google Sheets offers a variety of options for designing learning experiences that facilitate the monitoring of student progress, as well as opportunities for giving timely and effective feedback.

As educators, we are always working to discover ways to support the vast learner variability in our classrooms. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework focused on responding to learner diversity by designing flexible pathways to engage, represent, and express knowledge.

Google Docs and Google Slides offer a wide variety of options for designing learning experiences that facilitate the monitoring of student progress, as well as opportunities for giving timely and effective feedback.

Google Classroom provides educators with multiple opportunities to monitor student progress and provide timely, targeted feedback.

Google Forms is a fantastic tool that can be used to design formative assessment opportunities. With both pre and post teaching assessment strategies, as well as opportunities to check for understanding within the learning experience, educators can design activities that differentiate instruction for students while collecting important data along the way.

How many tabs do you have open in your Google Chrome browser right now? Five? Ten? More? Tabbed browsing is a fantastic way to be productive, but it can also get visually overwhelming and disorganized pretty quickly. There are several strategies to manage tabs. Check them out in the video below.

Guest Blogs

Teaching is an art. Only those who strive to become the best teacher for their students can achieve career success. But there are also several practical tips on how to become a good teacher.

How You Can Use Clubhouse to Discuss and Design The Future of Education A guest post by Dr. Sabba Quidwai Each week, Joe Erpelding, Senior Vice President of Thrively and former principal of Design39 Campus, a K-8 public school in San Diego, brings people together to discuss one of his deeply held beliefs – the future is a place we create. One week as Joe shared how entrepreneurship was an integrated part of the elementary experience Harshal, a parent at Design39 raised her hand to speak. As Joe invited her to the stage, she shared a story of how her…

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