Best Mic Options For Teachers

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An edtech gear post by Tom Driscoll Teachers across the world are attending virtual meetings, hosting live classes and creating instructional videos.  When engaging in this new reality of teaching, you may have realized that your computer’s built-in microphone just isn’t cutting it.  I realized this a while back when creating my first “flipped videos” […]

Learn EdPuzzle in Two Minutes

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A new video tutorial by Tom Driscoll Edpuzzle is an amazing platform that enables teachers to create interactive video lessons.  In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to create an account, select a video, make it interactive (with questions and voiceovers) and assign it to your class.  Here is the direct link to the video, also […]

Screencasting with Screencastify

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A new post & video tutorial by Tom Driscoll Screencastify is one of the most popular screencasting tools for educators, and for good reason!  It is a free Chrome extension that enables you to record your screen, add voiceover audio, and embed a webcam video.  There are also some annotation and editing tools built-in.  This […]

Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning

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We are experiencing a rising tide of advocacy for high quality civic education across the nation. There is also increasing interest and promising research around the impact that gamification can play in instructional design. Therefore, how might we leverage the power of gamification and game-based learning to enhance civic education? Why Simulations? Let’s start with […]

Personalizing Path & Pace Through Mastery Learning

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by Tom Driscoll A core element of personalized learning involves tailoring students’ path and pace to their specific needs and interests. This practice is often coupled with the overarching philosophy of mastery learning, sometimes referred to as competency-based education.  One of the most effective ways to personalize the path and pace of student learning is […]