Today I am excited to share some big updates to BoostEDU! If you are unfamiliar with this resource, BoostEDU is a program that supports teachers in transforming their traditional lessons into 21st-century lessons through an inquiry-based self-assessment and guided lesson design process. The purpose of this program is simple – help teachers “boost” their lessons… Read More BoostEDU Updates: June 2018
It’s been a little over a month since I shared any updates on BoostEDU. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it’s not that I wasn’t working on anything for BoostEDU – it’s just that I wanted to truly finish something that I am really excited to share. It’s the completely neurotic, OCD part of me!… Read More BoostEDU: The SAMR Database
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