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There is a reason you love TeachersPayTeachers. There is a reason you love to create in Canva. There is a reason your friends ask for a copy of that last presentation you created. You appreciate and can create well-designed content…. Continue Reading →

Sharing Blended Learning Strategies

The two bookends of my job are the technical integration/maintenance of our Learning Management System (LMS) and educating others on Blended Learning. That’s a wide spectrum, and often I do more of the former than the latter. But I think… Continue Reading →

You Need A Big Idea

Educational Technology is a big business. And every vendor wants to sell you. It is your job to keep in mind the guiding principles of your organization (classroom, school, district) – not the job of the #edtech vendor to only… Continue Reading →

Sphere of Influence

Maybe the most exciting part of my job is when we talk about adding technology tools to our classrooms. As someone who always wanted to use technology but was limited by my personal budget, I feel like Robin Hood. I… Continue Reading →

6 Tips for Success in your LMS

If you are wondering how to be a successful teacher in your school’s Learning Management System (LMS) I have some tips for you: 6 Tips: Success in your school’s Learning Management System (LMS) #edchat Click To Tweet “Did you Check… Continue Reading →

Should Alexa be in Schools?

As I was writing a post for educators selling materials and/or services online I realized the question of if smart speakers like Alexa should even be in schools was a big deal. I broke this information into its own blog… Continue Reading →

Flip Back to School

Family engagement is tough. A wide variety of factors can converge to create a gap between school and home. Sometimes work schedules, vacation schedules, and/or extracurricular events seem to conspire to keep families out of the school. When a school… Continue Reading →

Your LMS as a 3 Ring Binder

A traditional classroom has many different facets which vary by grade level and personal teaching style. An online classroom can have those same unique stylistic and organizational elements. When one combines pieces of a face-to-face classroom with an online classroom… Continue Reading →

Here Comes Transparency

Educational technology offers a new lens through which to examine educational practices. Historically the teacher was both knowledge and pedagogical authority. Likewise, teacher reporting was the largest factor in measuring students performance. By adding technology to classrooms, subjective measures of… Continue Reading →

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