This week is Meet the Teacher. I created a slideshow to guide the virtual meet-up with parents and students. I was really touched when my toddler looked at the slideshow and said, “I want to be in that classroom.” That’s exactly what I was going for! Feel free to make a copy of the template […]
Sensational Ideas for Continuous Student Learning During the Summer
“The best teachers are those who pass on their zeal and enthusiasm as a legacy to their students.” – Robert John Meehan Learning doesn’t have to stop just because students are out of school. I have included my recent presentation slides and resources below to help you discover ways to inspire students and their families […]
Send Students on a Virtual Field Trip to Disney World with Their Bitmoji Teachers! Free Template!
A friend of mine, Kris Felicello recently shared a virtual field trip to Disney World created by a kindergarten teacher, Gabrielle DeLucia. She used her Bitmoji avatar and embedded an audio file to act as a guide. I was really inspired and created my very own Bitmoji virtual school field trip to Disney World with […]
Design Amazing Online Learning Experiences Quickly with These Choice Menu Templates
Design is especially important in online learning and one key to student motivation and engagement. Designing an engaging online experience doesn’t have to take a lot of time. If you are new to distance learning, then templates are the way to go! Many teachers on social media, including me, share their awesomely designed lesson plans […]
How to Quickly Translate Your Live Session in Multiple Languages and Other Google Meet Must-Haves!
If you are using Google Meet for connecting with students then the links below will help you make this a more accessible and engaging experience. Please note that some of these tips and tricks work for GSuite Edu accounts. If you like these tips, then you might want to register now for my online accredited […]
Where to Find Incredible Student Templates for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Drawings!
“Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo If you have ever used Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, and Forms, then you know how easy it is to collaborate and share work with peers and students. Thousands of educators just like me create several student templates as part of their lesson plans, […]
Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines
“Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.” – Joseph Pulitzer When I was a child, my father only accepted homemade gifts. My sisters and I spent several days […]
Encourage Students to Reflect on Their Growth with This Free Slides Portfolio Template
“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” Paraphrase of John Dewey’s work One of the most important ways to end the year is by getting students to reflect on the learning journey in your class. They need to reflect on the purpose of different tasks and projects. They need understand […]
Let's Hang! Collaborative Learning with Hangouts!
“Videos provide greater engagement than text or images for the simple reason that it combines audio, video and text.”- Amit Garg With Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (known as YouTube Live) you and your students can collaborate through live video learning sessions and chat. Currently, Hangouts allows up to 150 people in a group chat and 25 can video chat! With […]
Get Your Google On! 17 Google Gurus and Hashtags to Follow!
“Learn with great passion. Learn with great enthusiasm.” – Lailah Gifty Akita Google apps have so many features to help your students collaborate, brainstorm, research and create effectively with technology. Google also makes collecting and assessing digital activities much easier and quicker for teachers. In this blog and in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: […]