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”

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”

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

Using QR Codes and Integrating them with Strategies to Amplify 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. QR Codes provide a signature for someone to access the content. Think of itContinue reading “Using QR Codes and Integrating them with Strategies to Amplify Learning”

Instructional Strategies to Integrate with Google Jamboard to Amplify 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. Google Jamboard, like Google Slides, has many opportunities to integrate various instructional strategies toContinue reading “Instructional Strategies to Integrate with Google Jamboard to Amplify Learning”

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

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. Creating content on Canvas is very similar to creating content on Word or GoogleContinue reading “Creating Content with EdTech – Similarities with User Interfaces and Toolbars Make it Easy to Create Content as Seen on Canvas, Google, & Microsoft”

MOTE – A Revolutionary Audio Recording Tool for Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets

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. Introduction to MOTE – A Game-Changing Audio Recording Tool for Google Docs, Slides, andContinue reading “MOTE – A Revolutionary Audio Recording Tool for Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets”

Creating Digital Portfolios and Resumes with Wakelet – Digital Landing Pages for Students to Share With 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. Having students create an ever-changing resume and portfolio online is essential in the worldContinue reading “Creating Digital Portfolios and Resumes with Wakelet – Digital Landing Pages for Students to Share With the World”

HyperDocs and HyperSlides Create Student Choice

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. HyperDocs and HyperSlides can be utilized to create student tasks and assignments that promoteContinue reading “HyperDocs and HyperSlides Create Student Choice”

Student Self-Reflection, Self-Assessment, and Metacognition Using Interactive Slides – Part 4

As we know, Pear Deck and Nearpod can be utilized and integrated into a wide variety of strategies. Student reflection and metacognition strategies are part of this range of strategies! In Part 4 of our Interactive Slide Blog Series, we will cover this in-depth. Metacognition and Reflection – A Skill Set for Lifelong Learners AsContinue reading “Student Self-Reflection, Self-Assessment, and Metacognition Using Interactive Slides – Part 4”

Season 1 Recap Part 1: Navigating Education – The Podcast

Season 1 of Navigating Education – The Podcast is almost over! As the season comes to an end, there will be a number of blog posts summarizing all of the great episodes from the season. The purpose of having a number of posts reviewing the season is to provide an opportunity for you to takeContinue reading “Season 1 Recap Part 1: Navigating Education – The Podcast”

Navigating Education – The Newsletter: ISSUE 4 – August 2nd, 2021

I Cannot Believe It’s August 2021! I cannot believe we are moving into August of 2021. More than half of the year is already over. It’s hard to imagine that we are also starting a new school year. Within this issue, I am providing a number of resources ranging from books, blogs, podcasts, and educationalContinue reading “Navigating Education – The Newsletter: ISSUE 4 – August 2nd, 2021”

Edtech Equity and Engagement Blog Series: Part 3 of 4 – Collaboration Edtech Tools & Instruction

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 any educational setting, regardless of whether it’s a distance, blended, or traditional setting,Continue reading “Edtech Equity and Engagement Blog Series: Part 3 of 4 – Collaboration Edtech Tools & Instruction”