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AR and VR: Hype or Real Engagement?

AR and VR: Hype or Real Engagement?

I am completely fascinated by augmented reality and virtual reality. I mean it is freaking COOL! Of course, cool doesn’t always mean it’s the best tool to use in the classroom. Sometimes a tool is just flashy new gadget, without any real payoff for student engagement...Read more ›
Summertime PD

Summertime PD

Ah, summer! That time of year when educators say we are going to take a break but in actuality, we continue to think about school. We might be at the pool, visiting family, or on vacation, but we still have our teacher hat on. And as such, we are gathering ideas and...Read more ›
Your Inside Google Scoop

Your Inside Google Scoop

If you are a Google Certified Innovator or Trainer you probably have been bursting at the seams with some serious news! Google is rolling out some amazing updates this coming Fall, and it’s time to share that inside scoop.  So what is next for educators who use...Read more ›
Learning like Fortnite

Learning like Fortnite

A student is sitting at his desk, face down in his lap, eyes engaged in something on his phone screen. No, he’s likely not texting. He’s probably playing Fortnite, the most popular game of its kind, a third-person cooperative, base-defense game. He’s completely tuned...Read more ›
Flipping a Classroom Without Videos

Flipping a Classroom Without Videos

The first thing that comes to many educators minds when they think about flipping their classroom is assigning videos for students to consume online of a lesson that could have been delivered in class.  The idea being that the lesson delivery is done outside of the...Read more ›
So you think you know Slides?

So you think you know Slides?

Everyone loves Google Slides. They are free, device agnostic, and easy to use for a variety of purposes. They have all the collaborative power of Google. You can even add to the default theme options by importing free themes from Slidescarnival.com or similar sites....Read more ›