I am excited to announce that the BoostEDU community is growing! 🚀 BoostEDU is now on Facebook and Twitter and is a community where teachers can receive updates on resources and support from teachers all around the world. Interested in joining this community? Click on the links below! In these communities, feel free to share resources to… Read More Join the BoostEDU Community!
Last month, I had the great pleasure to work with the HyperDoc team and Lisa Guardino on how to use BoostEDU to evaluate HyperDocs. I cannot express how nerdy excited I was to see the BoostEDU self-assessment in action! In this video, Lisa Guardino, an advanced HyperDoc designer, completes the In-Depth SAMR self-assessment on a HyperDoc that… Read More Evaluating HyperDocs with BoostEDU
One of the key features of BoostEDU is the SAMR Self-Assessments. In the SAMR Self-Assessments, educators are given the opportunity to assess the depth of SAMR in two ways: In-Depth SAMR Self-Assessment is used to analyze the depth of SAMR in specific areas of a lesson. Educators will receive an editable Google Doc to add ideas for… Read More BoostEDU: SAMR Resources to “Boost” Your Lessons
One month ago, BoostEDU was released – it seems so long ago, but also just like yesterday! During that time, the BoostEDU website has received over 5,000 views from over 1,200 unique visitors. I have felt so encouraged by all of the positive feedback that I have received and I am excited to continue to… Read More Ready for #BoostEDU Swag? Get Involved Today!
Earlier this month, I publicly released my Google Innovator Project: BoostEDU. BoostEDU is a program that supports teachers in transforming their traditional lessons through an inquiry-based self-assessment and guided lesson design process. (Interested in learning more? Watch this video.) It’s been a lot of work but it has been very exciting to hear feedback from… Read More BoostEDU: SAMR Self-Assessment Overview
I’ve had a few people recently ask me how BoostEDU is developing and when it will be released. The official release date for BoostEDU is January 8, 2018 – yes, just 24 days away! Although I had planned for an earlier release, I realized that there were some parts of my project that I wanted to… Read More Adventures in Innovation: A Sneak Peek at BoostEDU
BoostEDU is coming soon! It’s hard to believe that my last post on BoostEDU, my Google Innovator project, was nearly 3 months ago. It’s not that I haven’t been working on it. In fact, I have actually been working on this project on a (nearly) daily basis since my last post. I’m excited about where… Read More Adventures in Innovation: BoostEDU is Coming Soon!
One of my goals for the month of June was to build the first self-assessment form for BoostEDU. The first self-assessment form will focus on SAMR and, over the next year, I intend to create more self-assessments aligned to 4 C’s, ISTE Standards, and TPACK. The purpose of these self-assessments is to support teachers in… Read More Adventures in Innovation: Input Needed for Digital Resources
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Google Innovator Academy in London. Although I haven’t written much about my innovator project, I have spent quite a bit of time developing my project and outlining my goals for the year. As a part of the program, I have created a project deck… Read More Adventures in Innovation: Introducing BoostEDU
An Experience of a Lifetime Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Google Innovator Academy in London. I can say, without a doubt, that this was one of the most amazing and impactful learning experiences of my professional and personal life. Every minute was filled with learning experiences to develop our innovation projects.… Read More Adventures in Innovation: Five Takeaways from the Google Innovator Academy