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Creating Google Classrooms for Substitute Teachers

Creating Google Classrooms for Substitute Teachers

To say it has been an interesting and challenging time in education would be an understatement. As schools settled into the school year, and distance and hybrid learning plans were being implemented across curriculum, Google Classroom has proven itself an effective tool for teachers. There are a few “What if?” scenarios, though, and one of […] READ MORE
Create a Copy Link with Google

Create a Copy Link with Google

When you find you need to share an editable document with students, you have a few options available to you within Google. If you’re using Google Classroom to distribute your document, you can create an assignment and choose to distribute it as individual handouts before posting it.   If you’re using and distributing a Google Doc […] READ MORE
Makerbot Exclusive Offer: 30% Discount on Method 3D printers

Makerbot Exclusive Offer: 30% Discount on Method 3D printers

Act now and get a 30% discount on all Method and Method Carbon Fiber 3D printers. With a simple set up experience and easy to use software, Makerbot Method and Method Carbon Fiber dual extrusion 3D printers help students create functional, engineering-grade prototypes. With Method, students can print with materials such as nylon and carbon […] READ MORE
Sharing Options in G Suite

Sharing Options in G Suite

Do you have sensitive information that you want to share with colleagues, students, or parents? With G Suite, you can easily create a space for collaboration where everyone can share ideas without needing to be in the same location — or even time zone! Let’s learn how it’s done. Options for permission settings You have a few options when it comes […] READ MORE
Using Duolingo for Remote World Language Instruction

Using Duolingo for Remote World Language Instruction

How do we address foreign language acquisition during remote learning? There are a lot of tools out there, but Duolingo for Schools is a great platform to explore. This resource is fun, free, and full of a variety of instructional methods to enhance language practice and track student progress.   Easily create classrooms and student accounts   […] READ MORE
How to Change Your Name in Google Classroom

How to Change Your Name in Google Classroom

While many teachers wish to take full advantage of the G Suite for Education app for Google Classroom, there has been a nagging concern for some teachers: “How do I get my name listed as Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss/Dr.?”   Your Google Classroom is based upon your Google account, and your Google Admins need to give you permission to alter your personal […] READ MORE
SEL Tools That Promote Academic and Emotional Growth

SEL Tools That Promote Academic and Emotional Growth

Education is more complex than ever before. From hybrid classrooms, to juggling technologies, to aiming curriculum towards unpredictable job markets, teachers and students have a lot on their plate. Sadly, this influx in stressors has had an impact on our students’ wellbeing. According to one study, “nearly one in three adolescents (ages 13-18) now meets […] READ MORE
New Google Meet Features

New Google Meet Features

Google announced over the summer that there will be new features rolling out to the popular Google Meet app that teachers and students have been using during remote learning this year. Two of the new features are background blur, and added security enhancements in the shape of host controls. Let’s see how these could affect […] READ MORE
Digital Citizenship Activities with Edpuzzle

Digital Citizenship Activities with Edpuzzle

Distance learning is here and will likely be around for a long time. This means that students will be spending a large amount of time on the internet. It is very important to reinforce digital citizenship during these times, and using a simple app like Edpuzzle, you can make fun, interactive activities to help teach […] READ MORE
Keep Your Distance with Sphero

Keep Your Distance with Sphero

Though teaching and learning look different this year, educators are adapting to new ways of teaching while maintaining a safe environment — and we’re here to help. Sphero has created a learning guide we’d like to share that provides tips, resources, and activities to manage a safe, socially distanced classroom or blended learning model, all […] READ MORE
Bringing Mobile App Development to the Classroom with MAD-learn

Bringing Mobile App Development to the Classroom with MAD-learn

Ask any kid what their favorite piece of tech is and they’ll probably say it’s their phone. Actually, scratch that. Ask any kid what their favorite piece of tech is and they probably won’t hear what you said because they’re busy playing with their phone. And who can blame them? With unlimited access to their […] READ MORE
Tools to Create Word Clouds

Tools to Create Word Clouds

If you’re looking for a great visual activity for students, try out a word cloud project! Word clouds are incredibly visual displays of words and phrases. While they’re pretty adaptable to any subject matter, and many different kinds of projects, in this blog we’ll look at them through an ELA lens. We’ll use word clouds […] READ MORE
Engaging Students with Sign Language

Engaging Students with Sign Language

I recently came across a meme that I found rather inspiring. It depicted individuals that have been educating us remotely long before schools went remote. From literacy with Levar Burton’s “Reading Rainbow,” to social and emotional learning with “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood,” to art with Bob Ross, nature with Steve Irwin, and science with Bill Nye […] READ MORE
4 Takeaways from Teq’s Virtual Summits

4 Takeaways from Teq’s Virtual Summits

This summer, Teq held a series of virtual learning summits that were dedicated to helping educators prepare for this unpredictable school year. We assembled a team of industry experts, education leaders, and even a New York State Senator to discuss strategies for safe school re-openings and remote/hybrid learning solutions. Although nothing beats experiencing each of […] READ MORE
Currents by Google

Currents by Google

Google’s social network, Google+ never reached the level of popularity as other social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Now, its new iteration, Currents, is geared towards helping organizations effectively communicate and share information. Let’s take a look at what to expect from the newest G Suite app and explore some ways to […] READ MORE
PDF Mergy Answers the Call to Combine PDFs

PDF Mergy Answers the Call to Combine PDFs

Compiling a PDF file Have you ever had two or more PDFs that you wished were all together in one file rather than in two or more files? Just this week, I created several PDFs from Google documents I had in my Google Drive, and I wanted to merge them together with some PDFs I […] READ MORE
Literacy Apps for Early Childhood Education

Literacy Apps for Early Childhood Education

There are several apps available that are great enhancements for promoting early literacy skills for young children. In this blog, we will explore three apps that I’ve found useful when working on literacy and communication skills. These apps allow for some student guided time and differentiation, as well as large group discussions. They are also […] READ MORE
Zip, Zap, Zop!

Zip, Zap, Zop!

Anyone who has done anything related to theater has most likely played the game Zip, Zap, Zop. It’s a classic warm-up to get actors focused and moving! It also leads to some great laughs. Here’s how to play Have all the participants stand in a circle. It is important that everyone can see each other. […] READ MORE

Digital Online Certifications

Below are some popular Digital Teacher Certifications that are available as a series of online courses. Click on a logo to start your certification track today!