The 8-Bit Instructor: Social Justice & Gamification with John Meehan (EP004)

In this week’s episode, John Meehan from Edrenaline Rush talks with me about social justice in the classroom and gamification. There’s a lot of Google news. And, your 8-Bit Crew question of the week.

The 8-Bit Instructor: Taking Care of Mind, Body, and Soul (EP003)

In this week’s episode, we take a look at taking care of your whole self this year. Some news and updates from Wakelet, Flipgrid, and Google. Plus, this week’s question of the week.

The 8-Bit Instructor: Why I Skipped Class My Senior Year (EP002)

In this week’s episode, we take a look at another useful Google Chrome trick. I discuss ways to lay solid foundations for building positive relationships with students at the beginning of the year. We also look at some feedback and this week’s Question of the Week.

Challenging Students through Choice

Think about ways that you can offer students a choice in order to help them engage with the skills that you want them to develop. What options can get them? Whether it’s content, product, or process, what kinds of things can they have freedom over? Then, find ways to push them into more rigorous and challenging activities.