What’s All the Talk about ChatGPT? 

Matt Rhoads Ed.D is a Tech Trainer, Innovator, University Professor, Author, Podcaster, and Consultant with hands in Adult Education, K-12, and Higher Education ChatGPT is a new Artificial Intelligence platform by OpenAI that uses machine learning to use text, research, and know-how from the internet to solve problems, improve workflow, and possibly revolutionize the worldContinue reading “What’s All the Talk about ChatGPT? “

New Book Release! Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative – Amplifying Authentic Learning in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics

On January 4th, 2023, Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative – Amplifying Learning in Authentic Reading, will be released with EduMatch Publishing! It is a book on research-based strategies integrated with EdTech tools crowdsourced by teachers across the world who are doing these strategies and tech integrations within their classrooms, schools, and districts. This is book two ofContinue reading “New Book Release! Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative – Amplifying Authentic Learning in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics”

Navigating the Present and Future of Education: 2022 Year Recap

What a year! We’ve seen much change over this year as well as adjusting to living in our quote-on-quote “new normal” after two years of major upheaval and change. As with every year, the goal of the end-of-the-year blog is to provide some thoughts on the past year and where we are going into theContinue reading “Navigating the Present and Future of Education: 2022 Year Recap”

Equity Systems Within Classrooms and Schools

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. Much of my thoughts regarding equity and access has been about evaluating the systems within classrooms andContinue reading “Equity Systems Within Classrooms and Schools”

Creating Coaching Systems – To Build Teacher Efficacy and Capacity

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. A major part of my role is to provide instructional and EdTech integration coachingContinue reading “Creating Coaching Systems – To Build Teacher Efficacy and Capacity”

Instructional Design is the Foundation of Learning

Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. Designing a lesson plan takes a wide range of strategies that incorporate the elements of engaging students, havingContinue reading Instructional Design is the Foundation of Learning

Instruction Without Boundaries: Let’s Create Engaging and Effective Classrooms Within Any Setting to Enhance Student Learning

Over the last few years, we have had to teach within online, blended, and fully in-person classroom settings. While great strides have been made leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, it demonstrated how the future for K-20 education is within classroom settings that no longer are bound to only a physical classroom space. We’ve learnedContinue reading “Instruction Without Boundaries: Let’s Create Engaging and Effective Classrooms Within Any Setting to Enhance Student Learning”

The Power of Teacher Collaboration through Crowdsourcing #AmpGlobalEdu

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. Our colleagues in education are our best assets to learn and grow. Whether it’sContinue reading “The Power of Teacher Collaboration through Crowdsourcing #AmpGlobalEdu”

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

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. To see what specific lessons and instructional strategies look like within classrooms, concrete examples,Continue 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

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. As we near the end of the school year nears, I wanted to shareContinue 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

  By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. In my capacity as an Instructional and Technology Leader and Coach, we haveContinue 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

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. Tango is a revolutionary Free Google Chrome Extension that automatically creates a written step-by-stepContinue 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

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. There are many ways for us to build our capacity and learn as educators.Continue reading Build Your Own Personalized Professional Learning Pathway – Individualized Learning and Growth for Educators

Instructional Strategies that Can Be Used With and Without Tech

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. Strategies power everything we do in the classroom. Instructional strategies are the drivers ofContinue reading Instructional Strategies that Can Be Used With and Without Tech