Serving up steaming scoops of K12 edtech observation, thoughts, and opinions. With gravy.

Month December 2021

No one is Coming to Save Teachers

If 2021 taught me anything, it is that no one is coming to save teachers. We need to save ourselves. No one is Coming to Save Teachers I tweeted this in response to a wonderful educator I follow on Twitter,… Continue Reading →

Teacher Communication Upgrade Infographic

Teacher Communication Upgrade Communication in an in-person classroom and a blended learning classroom is the same according to Gurley (2018). Given the opportunity, teachers default to face-to-face communication to assure understanding. Consider when/Imagine if you had students both in-person and… Continue Reading →

Taking Notes Online

Taking Notes Online K12 is very invested in synchronous time between teachers and students online when in-person is not possible. A traditional format in 6-12 in-person classrooms has been notetaking. Without structure, this process is destined to fail in person,… Continue Reading →

Social Presence in Online Environments

Social Presence in Online Environments Online environments require instructors to craft their social presence in online environments. Two methods I recommend to K12 educators are an effective online environment introduction by the instructor and the use of memes by both… Continue Reading →

Conferences and Professional Learning

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conferences (n.d.) has been an anchor in my professional learning. Traditionally I attended the ISTE conference at the end of every June from 2012 until the pandemic. While there were many conferences… Continue Reading →

Teaching Activities within Zoom

As soon as a teacher feels comfortable with the Technical Tips for Zoom Teaching s/he will want to know how to incorporate traditional teaching techniques into this new format. Identifying teaching activities within Zoom will put educators at ease as… Continue Reading →

Technical Tips for Zoom Teaching

Any teacher newly teaching online must learn some technical skills. These technical tips for zoom teaching are essential, but may not be explicitly taught to educators. Assure educators are ready to do the teaching, by helping them with the technical… Continue Reading →

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