Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative – Amplifying Instructional Design

On June 13th, 2022, Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative – Amplifying Instructional Design will be released with EduMatch Publishing! It is a book on research-based strategies integrated with EdTech tools from teachers across the world who are doing these strategies and integrations within their classrooms, schools, and districts. This is book one of the seriesContinue reading “Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative – Amplifying Instructional Design”

Evaluating Your Instructional Needs and Students’ Needs: The Technology Integration Matrix and the Learner Variability Tool

To see what specific lessons and instructional strategies look like within classrooms, concrete examples, resources, research, and step-by-step directions can help us think about how they would look in our classroom.  If we were to plan, build, and implement a specific lesson or to utilize specific strategies and technology integrations, having the examples and illustrationsContinue reading “Evaluating Your Instructional Needs and Students’ Needs: The Technology Integration Matrix and the Learner Variability Tool”

End of the Year Activities, Strategies, and Resources from Teachers Across the World

As we near the end of the school year nears, I wanted to share a number of ideas and strategies for lessons as we finish out the spring semester. I wanted to see if my professional learning network had any ideas that they would like to share so I tweeted the question below to askContinue reading “End of the Year Activities, Strategies, and Resources from Teachers Across the World”

App-Smashing and Embedding EdTech Tools into Canvas to Amplify Student Learning

 In my capacity as an Instructional and Technology Leader and Coach, we have been gearing up towards working with several of our teams to further build capacity in using Canvas. Canvas is a learning management system, which helps teachers and students create content to support learning and to demonstrate learning, communicate, provide feedback, and interactContinue reading “App-Smashing and Embedding EdTech Tools into Canvas to Amplify Student Learning”

Intro to Tango – Creating Interactive Step by Step Directions for Students and Teachers

Tango is a revolutionary Free Google Chrome Extension that automatically creates a written step-by-step guide in real-time without the need for video recording or writing down your own step-by-step guide. Tango transcribes the actions you make with your mouse, URLs, and screenshots, which can all come together to create the step-by-step guide. Ultimately, this isContinue reading Intro to Tango – Creating Interactive Step by Step Directions for Students and Teachers

Build Your Own Personalized Professional Learning Pathway – Individualized Learning and Growth for Educators

There are many ways for us to build our capacity and learn as educators. More so than ever before, we have a multitude of different opportunities and pathways to learn and grow. In my growth as an educator, I have curated many resources that have helped me grow in my practice. Having a wide rangeContinue reading Build Your Own Personalized Professional Learning Pathway – Individualized Learning and Growth for Educators

Instructional Strategies that Can Be Used With and Without Tech

Strategies power everything we do in the classroom. Instructional strategies are the drivers of how we teach students to learn. For this post, the goal is to share a number of strategies that build our instructional toolkit. These strategies can be utilized with or without EdTech tools, which makes them great for any classroom setting.Continue reading Instructional Strategies that Can Be Used With and Without Tech

Using QR Codes and Integrating them with Strategies to Amplify Learning

QR Codes provide a signature for someone to access the content. Think of it as a shortcut to access the content. It is very similar to a hyperlink, but it can be displayed in our physical and digital worlds. It can transform physical and digital environments. In this same way, it can transform our classroomsContinue reading “Using QR Codes and Integrating them with Strategies to Amplify Learning”

Instructional Strategies to Integrate with Google Jamboard to Amplify Learning

Google Jamboard, like Google Slides, has many opportunities to integrate various instructional strategies to amplify student learning. Google Jamboard is an interactive slide that can act as a template for many strategies and activities in your classroom (see this blog to learn about how to use it). Like slides, it has an ease of useContinue reading “Instructional Strategies to Integrate with Google Jamboard to Amplify Learning”

Making Special Education Sustainable for Special Education Teachers

After much reflection and thought, I wanted to write a post about how we can make Special Education a much more sustainable position for teachers. My goal is to provide a series of recommendations for educational leaders, policymakers, and teachers to seriously consider to utilize to help attract and retain a group of teachers that make huge differences in the lives of students and families.

Google Jamboard – An Easy to Access and Learn Tool that Can Amplify Student Learning

What is Google Jamboard Google Jamboard is an interactive template where students and teachers can interact individually as well as collaboratively within in-person and online classroom settings that can be either synchronously or asynchronously. The best way to think of Jamboard is that of a board game where you can move game pieces. However, onContinue reading “Google Jamboard – An Easy to Access and Learn Tool that Can Amplify Student Learning”

Creating Content with EdTech – Similarities with User Interfaces and Toolbars Make it Easy to Create Content as Seen on Canvas, Google, & Microsoft

Creating content on Canvas is very similar to creating content on Word or Google Docs. Many of you know to use the content toolbar to write and create content on a Word Processor. Essentially, it is very similar on Canvas! The goal is to show you the various similarities each tool uses to create content,Continue reading “Creating Content with EdTech – Similarities with User Interfaces and Toolbars Make it Easy to Create Content as Seen on Canvas, Google, & Microsoft”