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.ย  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”

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

ย 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

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”

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.

Reflecting on Educations Challenges and Opportunities of 2021 to Help Us Navigate in 2022 and Beyond

As we end 2021 and move into 2022, much has happened in the world of education that can help us navigate our present and future. This past year consisted of challenges brought upon by the pandemic, divisions in local and national politics and discourse, school culture, the realities of reacclimating students to school as wellContinue reading “Reflecting on Educations Challenges and Opportunities of 2021 to Help Us Navigate in 2022 and Beyond”

Creating Digital Portfolios and Resumes with Wakelet – Digital Landing Pages for Students to Share With the World

Having students create an ever-changing resume and portfolio online is essential in the world we live in today. By creating a landing page all about yourself that can be shared with the world, it provides a platform to share everything weโ€™ve created, accomplished, and experienced. For our students, this is an awesome way to helpContinue reading “Creating Digital Portfolios and Resumes with Wakelet – Digital Landing Pages for Students to Share With the World”

What is a Wakelet Collection?

Do you want a place to save links, social media posts, videos, and images that can be curated and interacted with by you and your students? If so, Wakelet is a great free tool where this can take place. On Wakelet, you and your students can create, curate, and organize content together to amplify theContinue reading What is a Wakelet Collection?

HyperDocs and HyperSlides Create UDL Lesson Opportunities

Over the last few posts, weโ€™ve covered how to create and utilize HyperDocs and HyperSlides. These integrations with these EdTech tools are game-changing as they provide a variety of instructional options ranging from student choice, personalized learning, and the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). We have already covered how they can be utilized for theContinue reading HyperDocs and HyperSlides Create UDL Lesson Opportunities

Making Interactive Lessons Using HyperDocs and Slides Blog Series

I wanted to provide a series on HyperDocs and HyperSlides as it is the basis for creating fun, engaging, and interactive lessons for students that can take place within any classroom setting.ย Lets learn the basics and then expand our knowledge in this three part series! What are HyperDocs and HyperSlides?  HyperDocs and HyperSlides essentially canContinue reading Making Interactive Lessons Using HyperDocs and Slides Blog Series

Season 1 Recap Part 2: Navigating Education – The Podcast

After the first ten episodes of the podcast season, we began interviewing educators from around the world. These interviews touch on many important topics to help us all gain insight into various niches in education to help us build capacity. The goal was to provide our audience with experts in a wide range of topicsContinue reading “Season 1 Recap Part 2: Navigating Education – The Podcast”