If you’ve got students or a child struggling to keep track of assignments or feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work they need to accomplish, a Kanban board may be the answer. A Kanban board is simple to use, motivating, and has proven its usefulness over decades. It’s odd to me that it’s not more […]
EdTech. It's a thing. When I first started teaching, edtech consisted of an overhead projector with a dim bulb. Now, it's varied and complex.
These articles share some of my favorite edtech tools and how to use them.
We can make distance learning more engaging for learners. I know this is true because I’ve been engaging hundreds of students simultaneously in distance learning, and I’m going to tell you all of my secrets. The key to engaging students in distance learning is energy. You know how they say the camera adds ten pounds? […]
Saturday morning at 7:28am I became the country’s English teacher. I didn’t know it at the time, of course, which is how these things usually work. The Idea for an Online Course Appears I had been thinking about the implications of school closures due to COVID-19, and my mind was racing with concerns. How would […]
Sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference in life. Things like changing the color palette in Word, PowerPoint or Excel. I know it sounds like a small thing, but it really does make a difference. Today, I’m sharing a little trick to do that I use all of the time that I find […]
When I’m working with other teachers, one of the most popular things I do is share some of my fave tech tips, and my love for (good) PowerPoint is one thing I like to share. One tip is that you can crop any picture to any shape in PowerPoint with a click of a couple […]
It’s something I say all of the time in person, and now I’m going on record. I’m explaining why you should take notes by hand, rather than on a device. I’ve written before about the importance of writing correctly, even in a digital world, yet I am asked about this so often that I feel […]