One of my favorite things to do as an educator is developing curriculum. I absolutely love it. Seriously – I have never been one of those educators that did not enjoy creating instructional materials. In fact, I think it has been one of my greatest strengths. I truly enjoy finding ways to make learning enjoyable… Read More Request an Instructional Resource
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
Google Forms has been one of my favorite assessment tools as a classroom teacher. Primarily, I use Google Forms for lesson practices, mastery quizzes, and skill assessments. These are assessments where students will receive immediate feedback on their progress – which is perfect because many of these questions are very “Level 1”. These types of… Read More Creating Assessments with Google Forms
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!
As a Math teacher, Google Forms has become one of my favorite GSuite tools to use in my classroom. Although I use Google Forms in a variety of ways, one the main ways it is used is to provide skill practice for students. That’s right – my students still practice math skills! As I’ve said… Read More Combine Google Forms with FormRecycler
Without a doubt, EdPuzzle has become one of the most used and important educational tools within my classroom. EdPuzzle is a website where teachers can create or find videos to share with their students. Once you pick a video, you can add questions to check for understanding, trim the video, and add notes/comments. In addition… Read More Instant Flipped Lessons with the EdPuzzle Extension
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
Are you interested in creating custom certificates that are automatically emailed to your students? Then Certify’Em is the add-on for you! Certify’Em is an “add-on for Google Quizzes that extends the functionality of quizzes by allowing you to send a certificate when someone passes, and keep certification records.” Here are some potential student uses: Classroom… Read More Google Forms + Certify’Em = Custom Certificates for Students!
While Google Slides is my most used GSuite app, Google Forms is a close second. I have used Google Forms in a variety of ways over the years, such as: Creating assignments and assessments for students. Creating a system for peer to peer feedback with immediate results. Creating self-assessments for educators. Creating and delivering surveys… Read More Response Validation with Google Forms
As 2017 comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on the amazing and life-changing year that has occurred. 2017 marked my first full year of being on Twitter, blogging, and interacting with educators all over the world. It is the year where I presented at my first conferences and summits and became a Google… Read More My 2017 Wrap-Up: Expect the Unexpected