Let’s Talk About: Learning First, Technology Second

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This week we started the TeachersFirst®️ summer book study. Our text this year is Learning First, Technology Second (ISTE, 2017) by Liz Kolb.  I first learned of Dr. Kolb and her work with instructional technology through my work with the ISTE Edtech Coaches PLN.  Dr. Kolb was the featured author in a session hosted by … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Flipgrid Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to Flipgrid and discussed the application of both the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework to help you integrate Flipgrid into your instruction. Today’s post offers detailed instructions about how to use this tool and also shares classroom use ideas by subject.   How to … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Flipgrid Part 1

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Flipgrid, a Microsoft product, is a free tool that allows teachers to create digital spaces called grids where students record video answers to a posed question. This tool gives all students a voice and is great for a quick formative assessment for understanding. Once the grid and question are created, simply share the code with … read more »


10 Self-Care Resources for Educators

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“In a society that says, ‘Put yourself last,’ self-love and self-acceptance are almost revolutionary.” Brené Brown Breathe. Relax.  Slow down.  Nothing seems to work. The stress stays with you like your two-year-old when you want to go to the bathroom. Maybe it is because you haven’t placed the importance on your well-being as much as … read more »


Customer Support for Families During Remote Learning

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Unforeseen circumstances from the pandemic have repositioned schools to remote teaching and learning experiences. Teachers faced an enormous challenge of adapting their teaching to best meet the needs of their students. This shift in teaching and learning has also placed more responsibility on the shoulders of our students’ families. However, there is one thing that … read more »