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8 Ways to Connect Effectively With Your Students

8 Ways to Connect Effectively With Your Students

"Generational Differences" is a real thing.  Combined with massive change and the exponential growth of innovation in our world, it seems to get trickier every year to "keep up" with students.  The struggle is real for many teachers.  However, there are many bold teachers who have crossed over "to the other side" and are learning how these students are really communicating.  Below are 8 great ways to connect with your students.

5 Top Ways Technology Benefits Project Based Learning

5 Top Ways Technology Benefits Project Based Learning

Most students who have their own mobile device are constantly connected, so much that they deem their devices as necessary as the shirt they are wearing. They wouldn’t walk out of the house without a shirt on, nor would they go anywhere without their mobile devices. Rather than settle on their device addiction for merely  social needs, as educators we can harness this fixation to meet our educational objectives. Encouraging students to use their devices for PBL will benefit their motivation and provide depth to their projects.

Help Build The Perfect Summer PD for K-12 Educators

Help Build The Perfect Summer PD for K-12 Educators

I love summer.

I like thinking about it. I like traveling during it.  I like doing meaningful things that help me professionally during it.  What about you?

I am guessing you are either a teacher or a school administrator. What does summer mean to you?

So many educators claim to be experts or gurus. Most of them are wrong.

So many educators claim to be experts or gurus.  Most of them are wrong.

Richard Byrne from freetechforteachers.com, Dr. Malia Hoffmann and myself discuss the dominance of Google G Suite for Education and how teachers are looking for ways to get up to speed, quickly.  Such a fantastic interview.  #edtech

7 Awesome Technology Hacks To Help Manage Homework Better

7 Awesome Technology Hacks To Help Manage Homework Better

As a former middle school educator, homework was always a struggle for me to get my students to not only complete but also turn in for a grade.