I do a lot of one-to-one conferencing with my students while they’re creating in class. Since I won’t see them for at least a couple of weeks, I wanted to do my best to still have conferences with them. So I’ll be using Google Meet and Google Calendar to schedule one-on-one video conferences with students while we’re out.
Category Archives: Teaching & Learning
The Necessity of Rest
I thought this would help me get ahead and hit the ground running when August came. I would already have everything ready, and the year would start off really great. I was wrong. School was good, but I was not.
Google Keep – A Better Way to Keep Notes
ogle Keep has quickly become one of my favorite tools in the Google toolbox. The app has expanded its capabilities and now has a lot of great things that it can do. Here are some of the best features about Google Keep that will help you stay organized with information.
Some of the Best Lessons Aren’t Planned
Some of my best lessons in the classroom were not planned. They just happened. A question from a student. A problem that I didn’t foresee. An obstacle that they are stuck on. All of these issues have created some of the best learning opportunities in my class because they tap into the natural curiosities of my students.
A Funny Story about GaETC and Using Technology
I had the privilege of delivering a couple of concurrent sessions at this year’s Georgia Education Technology Conference in Atlanta. I had a great time in the sessions. I met a few of my favorite educators from around the country. And I learned a lot of new ideas that I can’t wait to use. A funny thing happened to me on my way there on the final day.
The Importance of Encouraging Students (and Teachers)
I’ve had some personal experience in the importance of encouragement, both negative and positive, as a student and a teacher.
5 Reasons I Stopped Teaching Full Novels in Class
I’ve taught high school English for 12 years now, and every year I’ve had the same problem.
My Year in Reflection: Student Choice and Student-Centered
At the end of every school year, I do a lot of reflection. I have my students complete surveys, and I think through a lot of what I did throughout the year. This year brought about a lot changes in my classroom, so there’s been a lot of reflecting to do with this school year.
Using Various Question Types in Google Forms
Google Forms is a great app that you can use to gather information from students, parents, and colleagues. Forms has several different types of questions that are useful in many ways. Here are a few ways you can use each type of question in Forms.
Twitter for Education: Using Social Media to Expand your PLN
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, you name it, there’s a social media app to go along with it. Social media has saturated our culture, for better or for worse. Whether you like it or not, this is a part of our culture. And like many things, it can be both beneficial and harmful.