Solving Equations Algebra Tiles

The best work I've ever done has all been a result of cooperation and collaboration. If you aren't familiar with the term Adjacent Possible it's the idea that good ideas don't just appear; they grow. I hadn't heard of adjacent possible until Jake Miller talked about it during one of his soap box segments on... Continue Reading →

Math Operations Drag & Drop

This idea comes from my colleague Jennifer Kempton who knows the value of teaching Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary in her middle school math classroom. Math has so many process words that can be confusing for all students including language learners so why not give students explicit opportunities to practice with those words? Language... Continue Reading →

What Would They Say? Dialogue Activity

Make a copy of this digital template to give students and opportunity to show what they know by writing dialogue! I was fortunate enough to work with the most amazing department head for many years. Timmary Leary is a master of creating professional development that is engaging and meaningful. She introduced us to this amazing... Continue Reading →

How I Created a Podcast PD for Teachers

I'm always looking for ways to innovate professional development. Teachers are busy people and sometimes those after-school, face-to-face sessions just aren't doable. I actually prefer PD that comes to me...webinars, Twitter chats, blog posts, podcasts...so I ran with that and created a podcast PD for the teachers in my district. Think book club, only with... Continue Reading →

Tournament Bracket Template

Bracket madness season is upon us and classrooms are a great place to continue the fun while fostering curiosity and reinforcing content. Do you want to expose students to more contemporary authors, female scientists, or African artists? Do you want students to practice math equations or understand how the periodic table is organized? Put it... Continue Reading →

Google Slides Accessibility Hack

Do you love the live captions option in Google Slides? It's not just for presenters! By now, you've probably heard about the live captioning option for Google Slides in 'Present' mode (if not, read more about it here) and maybe you've already used it while teaching or presenting in a meeting BUT did you realize... Continue Reading →

Chrome Accessibility Tools

To meet the needs of students and teachers in my district, I spent time researching Google Chrome Accessibility options by reading blog posts such as this one from Eric Curts' Control Alt Achieve, attending conferences such as MassCUE and breakout sessions by Colleen Terrill, connecting with global educators such as Louise Jones and Lisa Berghoff... Continue Reading →

Preserve Your Digital Templates in 4 Steps

As an educational technology coach in a school district that has recently implemented G Suite for Education, I hear lots of success stories from teachers and students about collaborating...sharing Docs, group work in Slides, distributing work via Google Classroom, etc.. The ability to share and collaborate in all G Suite apps is definitely a game-changer... Continue Reading →

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