Well Intentioned, but Damaging

How Does That Score Make the Student Feel? I have fond feelings about my 4th grade teachers, both of them. Because I could not do math facts fast I had to repeat the 4th grade. My teachers were well intentioned with the timed math facts, but it has had a lifetime of negative impact on […]

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Google Classroom: A Guide to Reusing Old Assignments

Create a List of Your Assignments in Google Classroom Every year is a new opportunity to be better than you were last year. This is one of the advantages to teaching, unlike any other profession we get a fresh start every year. The kids from last year are not the same as the kids from […]

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Extra Credit Only Feeds The Rich

Extra Credit Only Feeds The Rich Guest blog post by John Stevens Think about it… Who asks for extra credit? Who comes running up to the front of the classroom as soon as a project is assigned, asking what they can do to get extra points? Who is eagerly awaiting the explanation of the rubric […]

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Google Classroom: Announce Your Agenda

Post Your Agenda to the Stream In Google Classroom the landing page for your class is the Stream. This is where you can post announcements and where assignments are announced. One thing I want to eliminate is “What are we doing today?” One way to eliminate this is to create an announcement on the Stream […]

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DELETE Google Classroom Classes

Delete Old Google Classroom Classes Before you delete old Google Classroom classes remember you can reuse assignments from old classes. One trick I do is have a class with no students; Assignment Repository. When I am assigning to my class and it’s an assignment I want to reuse for sure… I ALSO assign it to […]

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Control Shift S to Voice Type

Use Voice Typing in Google Docs and SlidesThe voice typing in Google Doc and Slides is truly amazing! I wish whoever does the voice typing for my Android phone will go talk to the team who does voice typing for Google Apps because it’s better! Control Shift S Use the keyboard shortcut Control Shift S […]

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Math Recess: Thinking Mathematically

Math Recess: Play to Increase Thinking Mathematically Guest blog post by Dr. Chris Brownell Have you ever played the 50 game with students? This is the game where you challenge students to beat you at a game of removing numbers from 50 until such time that the person who has to take the last number […]

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5 Reasons to have OER and Open Up Resources on Your Radar

Have OER and Open Up Resources on Your Radar Guest Blog post by Shaelynn Farnsworth OER or Open Education Resources has been around for over 20 years. Previously, OER was more prominent in higher-ed, but awareness of OER continues to grow across the nation in PreK-12 settings. It was during an EdCamp four years ago […]

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Safely Share YouTube Videos

Add YouTube Videos to Google Slides I was asked how to keep YouTube from showing suggested videos. An easy way to accomplish this is to share a Google Slides with YouTube videos embedded in the slides! Bonus, you can add context and notes to the video. YouTube Locate the video you want to share with […]

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Save Hours: Pull The Tables

Pull Student Responses From a Google Doc I’ve said many times, I would rather hit myself in the head with a brick than open 30 Google Docs (or Slides, or Sheets…). My rule of thumb is to only assign individual student work that I have to open 20% of the time or less. For those […]

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