THRIVEinEDU by Rachelle Dené Poth @Rdene915
By Rachelle Dené Poth
THRIVEinEDU by Rachelle Dené Poth @Rdene915Sep 28, 2020
ThriveinEDU Live w/guest Micah Miner
I had the chance to chat with Micah Miner, District Administrator Instructional Technology and Social Studies Teacher at Maywood, Melrose Park, Broadview School District 89. Micah is an American Consortium for Equity in Education Contributing Writer, a Times 10 Publications Author, and a PD Facilitator and presenter. I enjoyed our conversation and looking forward to his upcoming book "AI Goes to School."
We could have talked for hours! Check out his links below, and also stay tuned for his upcoming book!
ThriveinEDU Live, AI Tools for Teachers and Learning Events part 2
Hope you will check out these AI tools and sign up for some of these great learning events this week!
Monday and Tuesday: bit.ly/GLOWedu
Wednesday: Looking forward to this #FETC webinar:
Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Improving & Elevating #STEM #Education w/ @JenWomble & panelists @iJanetteCamacho @Rdene915 @mrhooker @VictoriaTheTech Register: https://bit.ly/fetcAIstem #edtech #edchat #AI @ISTEofficial @EduMatchBooks
Contact me to schedule PD on AI and a variety of topics. I am available for in-person and virtual, keynotes, sessions, and webinars. Here is the contact form.
ThriveinEDU Live Chat w/ Thomas Thompson, CEO of Eduaide.AI
Thomas Thompson is an educator and the Chief Executive Officer of Eduaide.ai. His research background examined Open Educational Resources, concept mapping and procedural argumentation, and distributed communities of practice.
Beyond instructional and research experience, Thomas led Muckraker Media, a non-profit organization focused on expanding access to the auditory public domain. Additionally, he has experience in multimedia instructional design and distance education. Currently, his work focuses on integrating Generative AI into the lesson-planning workflow to eliminate points of friction and unlock teachers’ time and creativity.
Connect with Eduaide
Sign up today! Eduaide.AI
Instagram: instagram.com/Eduaide.AITwitter: twitter.com/EduaideAILinkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/eduaide-ai/
ThriveinEDU - AI Tools for Teachers part I
Hope you will check out this episode's featured AI tools for teachers. AI is my favorite topic and it has changed a lot in the past 6 years. There are a ton of great tools to explore and in this episode, I give you 3 to start with. Let me know your thoughts!
ThriveinEDU Live chat with Dr. Hazel Woods, Associate Program Director & Professor of Practice at Tulane SoPA.
This episode is sponsored by Tulane University SoPA.
I had such a great conversation with Dr. Hazel Woords. Dr. Woods is the Associate Program Director and Professor of Practice at Tulane SoPA. (School of Professional Advancement).
Hazel began her educational path as a first-grade classroom teacher in New Jersey. During the past 25 years in New Orleans, she has strengthened her knowledge about culture, community, and collaboration through work in a variety of educational settings with young children, adult learners, and college students. Her experiences with non-profits, K-12 systems, and universities provide Dr. Woods with a broad, inclusive perspective on teaching and learning. Her interests include early literacy, reading development, educational resilience, and meaningful student-teacher interactions. Hazel holds both a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and a Master's Degree in Developmental Reading from the College of New Jersey. She also holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans.
Learn more about SoPA:
ThriveinEDU Live chat with Dr. Pedro Olvera from BlazerWorks’ Special Education Clinical Advisory Team
Pedro Olvera is a published writer and teaches coursework at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. He earned his Doctor of Psychology from Alliant International University and his Master of Science in School Psychology. Dr. Olvera specializes in assessing English Language Learners, cognitive assessment, and enhancing collaboration with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families. Olvera has been a bilingual school psychologist in public and private settings for over 21 years.
Learn more about BlazerWorks. BlazerWorkds has been providing advisory services and support to districts and school-based professionals for more than 30 years. Learn more from these links:
BlazerWorks Clinical Expertise and Support
BlazerWorks Managed Services
Resources from BlazerWorks
News about BlazerWorks
BlazerWorks on LinkedIn
ThriveinEDU: Diving into STEM learning and AI and more for the fall via @Rdene915
In this episode, I share some ideas to explore for the fall that focus on STEM learning and a bit about AI. Check out KinderLab Robotics, CoSpaces Edu, Code.org, Nearpod, and more!
Learn more about my work from the testimonials provided on my blog site. Bring me to your school or conference for sessions or keynotes on Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Emerging Technologies(Blockchain, NFTs, metaverse, and Web3), SEL, and STEM. You can book me here.
My books are available at: bit.ly/pothbooks
ThriveinEDU Chat with Andrew Henry, President and Creator of Stepwell
Andrew Henry is the President of Red Cedar Solutions Group and the creator of Stepwell, a solution that manages all aspects of IDEA Parts B and C. Before founding Red Cedar Solutions Group in 2006, Andrew served as a teacher; school district technology coordinator; education technology researcher; state director for educational data; and chief officer for research and development at a national education laboratory.
Stepwell is a collaborative web-based platform providing visibility for all aspects of special education compliance and monitoring at the district, regional, and state levels, including Parts B and C compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Stepwell was created by Red Cedar Solutions Group, a team of former K-12 educators with first-hand experience creating tools to support state monitoring agencies.Stepwell for School DistrictsStepwell Facebook Stepwell Twitter (X)
ThriveinEDU Chat with Shaun Fagan, Senior VP of Product for Lightspeed
I had a great chat with Shaun Fagan, Senior VP of Product for Lightspeed. Shaun has been with the Lightspeed for more than 20 years. He received his BS from Oregon State University.
Lightspeed is on a mission to help every student hear every word. The instructional audio solutions deliver crystal-clear, highly intelligible sound and are configurable to serve multiple learning environments. Lightspeed's installed solutions connect with life-safety systems to provide a silent alert function and ensure building-wide communications are never missed.
Links to learn more:
Lightspeed Customer Stories
Videos about Lightspeed Products
Social media networks
Thrive o'clock Live w/ Rachelle and Mel and special guest Michele Pitman, Founder and CEO of @x2VOL
We always have a great chat with Michele! Check out this recent episode of Thrive o'clock when Rachelle and Mel talk about heading back to school and are joined by Michele to talk about the great opportunities for students available via @x2VOL. We enjoyed the conversation, had some laughs, and learned a lot from Michele about the impact these programs have on students. Hope you check out @x2VOL for more information about volunteering, SEL, and CTE.
Follow on Twitter / X: https://twitter.com/x2VOL
From Student to Employee: The Transformative Power of x2VOL
Summer Volunteer Ideas for Students
Finding Belonging Through Service
How Students Access Core SEL Competencies at School
Preparing Today's Students for the Future
Cincinnati Public Schoolshttps://trackservicehours.x2vol.com/x2vol-case-studies/cincinnati-public-schools
ThriveinEDU Chat with Jason Lange, Co-founder and President of BloomBoard
I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with Jason Lange, the co-founder and President of BloomBoard. Prior to founding BloomBoard, Jason worked in private equity and was also an early member of the NewSchools Venture Fund team, where he supported the development of the initial edtech investment thesis for the NewSchools Seed Fund (now Reach Capital). Jason received his BA from Yale University and is also a graduate of Stanford’s joint MA/MBA in Education and Business Administration Program.
BloomBoard is a talent development provider that enables K–12 school districts to grow, advance, and retain educators by making professional education a benefit of employment. BloomBoard offers turn-key programs for school districts to move educators forward at all points of their professional journey and BloomBoard’s platform connects school districts to higher education institutions that offer certification and degree programs using a unique, on-the-job instructional model.
Resources including articles, e-books, webinars, and videos
BloomBoard Success Stories Hear from school districts about the impact
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ThriveinEDU Chat with Dan Wolfe, Educator, Author of Becoming the Change
I recently had a great chat with Dan Wolfe, an educator who has served in many roles. He is also the author of the book Becoming The Change. We had such a wonderful discussion about education, learning, constant growth, and the importance of reflection.
A little about Dan:
Dan grew up in Germantown, Maryland, and went to Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida. He has served in Pasco County, Florida for more than 25 years. During my time there he has held roles as a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator. Dan is currently an Assistant Principal at Sunray Elementary. He was selected as Pasco County’s District Teacher of the Year in the 2011-2012 school year. He is currently in the Principal’s Pool.
For the past three years, Dan has written a blog called Becoming The Change which focuses on a different quote each day and how we can best apply it towards becoming the change through our own moral compass and the five areas in SEL. His first book, Becoming the Change came out in June 2022. He hopes to continue writing books and inspiring others for years to come.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/daniel.wolfe.50702/
Twitter - @ServLeadInspire
Instagram - @serveleadinspirealways
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-wolfe-45390a43/
Grab Dan's book at: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Change-Essential-Elements-Being/dp/B0B2TW64X7
Chat with Drew Vernon, Marketing Director of Tonies. Check out the Toniebox!
Tonies for Teachershttps://us.tonies.com/pages/creative-toniesTonieboxTonies InstagramFacebook CommunitiesTonies for Teachers FacebookTonies for Librarians FacebookEducator and Military DiscountTonies YouTube
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If you are interested in bringing me to your school for PD on AI, AR/VR, SEL or STEM, contact me at Rdene915@gmail.com
Chat with Mike Judd, Senior Curriculum Manager at Nearpod
I enjoyed the opportunity to chat with Mike Judd, a senior curriculum manager at Nearpod and Flocabulary as well as a Flocabulary lyricist and rapper. He is based in the New York City area and has been with the company for five years.
We talked about Flocabulary and the many ways that educators can bring Flocabulary into the classroom and how easy it is to add a Flocabulary video to your Nearpod lesson. We also discussed the great contests that are available for students throughout the year. Black History Month, AAPI Month, and Hispanic Heritage Month contests are held each year and engage students in creative and meaningful learning opportunities. Links are below to check out the events and some of the winners!
For more information, check out the resources below:
The Week in Rap
Flocabulary blog: A great place to learn more about how to best use Flocabulary in the classroom as well as upcoming initiatives like student contests
How to master teaching academic vocabulary to students: A recent blog about teaching academic vocabulary using Flocabulary
Student contest winners: Hispanic Heritage Month Rap Contest 2022: More info on our 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Rap Contest winners (since the next one launches soon!)
What’s new with Flocabulary Plus: Back to school 2023: Information on what's new with Flocabulary
2023 Black History Month Contest Blog and Winners
AAPI Month Contest and Winners
Hispanic Heritage Month Contest
Check out the video of a previous winner of the Hispanic Heritage Month contest: www.flocabulary.com/unit/jose-hernandez/.
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AI in our classrooms: My ongoing exploration and teaching of AI + bonus ideas
I have more than 5 years of experience with AI and now have been working on a dissertation, a blog, two books, and continuing to research AI. I am motivated to help educators build confidence and comfort by bringing AI learning opportunities to their classrooms.
I am available for in-person or virtual PD sessions and keynotes. I can do 1-2 hour or full-day workshops.
AI is an area of deep interest for me and I want to make it easier for educators to dive in, just like I did. I teach full time and consult full time and would love to work with your school or a small group.
Sign up for my blog site and also submit a guest blog post.
My main blog: Learning as I go
Medium Blog: ThriveinEDU
My Newsletter: bit.ly/pothnews1
Here are a few articles that I wrote:
ChatGPT - my podcast
Reflecting on the year with AI article I wrote on June 26th
ISTE 2023 Interview of Closing Keynote Kevin Roose about AI and Education
Recording from AI webinar: edalex.net/ai20232vid
Holly Clark AI Infused Classroom event My session of 8 Tools for Educators and More!
Starting the new school year with AI! What Can Educators Do? Ideas to Explore
For 5+ years I have been teaching about and presenting sessions on AI. My usual topic: AI in Education: What Do Educators Need to Know? I would love to work with more teachers and school districts in planning lessons around AI, understanding the benefits and concerns, learning about tools to explore, and more.
I can be reached at Rdene915@gmail.com to set up a time. Training can be done in-person or virtually, also on evenings and weekends!
Over the next two months, I will be doing a series of workshops available via Klatch about AI and ChatGPT, Also a deep dive into AI and tools for students and teachers.
My main blog: Learning as I go
Medium Blog: ThriveinEDU
My Newsletter: bit.ly/pothnews1
Here are a few articles that I wrote:
ChatGPT - my podcast
Reflecting on the year with AI article I wrote on June 26th
Recording from Dr. Desiree Alexander webinar: edalex.net/ai20232vid
Holly Clark AI Infused Classroom event My session of 8 Tools for Educators and More!
Chat with Klaire Marino and Amanda Sutter from Lightspeed Systems
I had a great chat with Klaire and Amanda from Lightspeed Systems about the Digital Equity Module and all of the great resources available through Lightspeed.
Klaire Marino is passionate about education, technology, and the intersection of the two. Over the past 15 years, she has successfully managed various marketing functions at Blackboard, ISTE, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and currently leads the product marketing team at Lightspeed System.
Amanda Sutter is the Vice President of Product for Lightspeed Systems. She has over 12 years of experience in product and technology and has led product strategy for companies across a variety of markets. She is particularly passionate about EdTech, and the delivery and investment in solutions that promote equity, enhance student engagement, and simplify workflows for districts.
About Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems – According to CoSN’s 2022 Student Home Connectivity Study, approximately one-third of high school students experience “Far Below” or “Below Guidelines” for connectivity at home and large disparities exist among student subgroups. Klaire Marino and Amanda Sutter, both from the Lightspeed Systems team, can speak to how the company is providing school and district leaders robust and real-time connectivity data—including information on a device’s overall health, operating system, internet speed, service provider, and more—on students’ school-issued devices to help gain a better understanding of where additional resources are needed and help bridge the digital divide.
Learn more about features in the Digital Equity Module of Lightspeed Digital Insight here
Follow Lightspeed Systems on LinkedIn for best practices and updates www.linkedin.com/company/lightspeed-systems/
Contact Lightspeed at email@example.com
Connect on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
Let's Talk About AI: Reflections and Predictions
A quick episode about AI and the changes we have seen this past year. I have been presenting on, writing about, and teaching about AI for more than 5 years. I would love to work with more educators and schools and share my knowledge and experiences. Contact me for PD whether in-person or virtual.
Chat with Dr. Julie Evans from Project Tomorrow
I had a great chat with Dr. Julie Evans about Project Tomorrow and the Speak Up Initiative.
A little about Dr. Evans:
Dr. Julie A. Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) and is the founder of the heralded Speak Up Research Project which annually collects and reports on the authentic views of 400,000 K-12 students, parents, and educators on key education issues each year. Dr. Evans serves as the chief researcher on the Speak Up Project as well as leading research efforts on the impact of innovative learning models and interventions in both K-12 and higher education. Over the past 17 years, almost 6 million K-12 students, teachers, and parents have participated in the Speak Up Project representing over 35,000 schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and around the world. Dr. Evans is the longest-serving woman executive in the education technology nonprofit sector. As a thought leader and influencer, she brings to new discussions insights from her experiences within the technology industry, entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, and education research. Dr. Evans is a graduate of Brown University and earned her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, San Diego, and California State University San Marcos. She serves on several boards and advisory and is a frequent speaker and writer on new learning models within education, most notably around digital learning. Among her many accolades and awards, Dr. Evans was named in April 2020 as the winner of EdTech Digest’s National Leader award.
The Speak Up Research Project is a national initiative of Project Tomorrow, an internationally recognized education nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators, and engaged citizens of the world. Each year, the Speak Up Project polls K-12 students, parents, and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school and the impact of new learning models on student outcomes and teacher effectiveness. The Speak Up dataset represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder voices on digital learning. Since the fall of 2003, more than 6.2 million K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, principals, technology leaders, district administrators, communications officers, and members of the community have shared their views and ideas through Speak Up. Education, business, and policy leaders report that they regularly use the Speak Up data to inform federal, state, and local education programs, policies, and initiatives. Learn more at https://tomorrow.org/speakup
Chat with Dr. Gene Kerns from Renaissance Learning
I had a great chat with Dr. Gene Kerns, the Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer of Renaissance Learning.
Gene is a third-generation educator with teaching experience from
elementary through the university level and K-12 administrative
experience. He currently serves as Vice President and Chief
Academic Officer of Renaissance Learning.
With nearly 20 years of experience in leading staff development and
speaking at national and international conferences, his former clients
include administrators’ associations across the country and the
Ministry of Education of Singapore.
Gene received his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from
Longwood College in Virginia, and also holds a Doctor of Education
(Ed.D.) from the University of Delaware with an emphasis in
Education Leadership. He is the author of 3 books on educational
Learn more about Renaissance and their “See Every Student” brand transformation. Renaissance Learning combines assessment, instruction, and insights—all while keeping teachers at the center of classroom decisions. Explore the tools that are integrated within and learn more about the Star Assessments to Nearpod connection.
Links to Renaissance site, blog, and so many resources for educators and families.
Renaissance YouTube - videos, webinars
Thrive o'clock Live with Rachelle & Mel and our guest Brad Waid @techbradwaid!
@Rdene915 @MelodyMcAllist7 and @Techbradwaid
View the live recording here!
Chat with Kathleen Fox and John Fox, Co-Founders of ImaginGO! Boost Creativity and Imaginative Thinking!
Kathleen is ImaginGO’s CEO with a focus on developing the creative and imaginative curriculum that gets built into the ImaginGO platform. She has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, media specialist, entrepreneur, and school owner.
John is ImaginGO’s COO with a focus on managing the design and development of the ImaginGO platform. His background includes corporate roles in design, innovation, and product management as well as running his own digital design agency.
You can learn more about all of the amazing resources and "GOGOs" from ImaginGO: www.ImaginGO.com
Check out the guest post by Kathleen Fox on my blog site: "What is Imaginative Thinking?"
To talk with Kathleen or John, check out the ImaginGO site and feel free to contact them directly!
Design Thinking: Creative Ways to Solve Problems | Edutopia
4 Ways to Develop Creativity in Students | Edutopia
Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development - Mary Frances Early College of Education (uga.edu)
Chat with Paul Stisser, the Director of Educational Institutions and LMS Partnerships for ReadSpeaker
I had a great conversation with Paul Stisser, the Director of Educational Institutions and LMS Partnerships for ReadSpeaker. Paul has been a leader in ReadSpeaker's TTS Education initiatives. Prior to ReadSpeaker, Paul worked at D2L and start-up Moblmedia. He also has 14 years of education and teaching experience in Rochester, NY, specializing in Special Education and At-Risk Students. Paul attended St. Bonaventure University with degrees in History and Literacy.
We talked about ReadSpeaker which is a text-to-speech (TTS) company. With ReadSpeaker embedded into an LMS, a website, or learning content, the user can choose from 68 languages and over 245 voices. They can choose from a suite of reading and writing tools; personalize their reading speed, highlighting preferences, font, size, colors, and more; and select distraction-free “text-only” mode. We've been trying to raise awareness about TTS tools being not only for students who need them. Follow on Twitter: ReadSpeaker
Learn more about ReadSpeaker and get started today! Stay tuned for an upcoming guest blog post from Paul on my ThriveinEDU Learning as I Go blog.
Chat with Mike Teng, Co-Founder and CEO of Swing Education @SwingEdu
Enjoyed my conversation with Mike Teng, Co-Founder and CEO of Swing Education. Swing Education enables schools to post their substitute job openings and substitute teachers can then pick and choose what suits their needs. Swing leverages social communities and technology to not only improve communication but put power back into the hands of substitutes and the schools that need them. @SwingEdu
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Chat with Hall Speed, Head of North America, @RoboticalLTD about #STEM #AI #coding and Marty the Robot!
Thrive o'clock with @Rdene915 & @MelodyMcAllist7 and our guests Weston & Molly Kieschnick!
We had a great chat with Molly and Weston about their podcast, books, and swagger! Hope you enjoy this episode, be sure to check out the video of our chat on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3yfa3Iwjs8&t=246sor via Twitter posts.
Follow @Rdene915 @MelodyMcAllist7 and @Wes_Kieschnick!
ChatGPT: Let's catch up with the ChatGPT news!
In prior episodes, I shared ChatGPT and some of the articles that I have written and we also had a conversation with Brad Waid recently as well about ChatGPT. Explore it, ask some questions, review the responses, and see what the benefits/concerns are.
Would love to hear about your experiences!
Thrive o'clock with Rachelle & Mel and our guest Josh King from EVERFI!
We enjoyed chatting with Josh King about Financial Literacy, Ideas for Teaching about Financial Literacy, and how educators can prepare! Check out @EVERFIK12 and its resources. We had a great chat, lots of laughs, fantastic information, and a fun game!
Be sure to follow Rachelle and Mel! And join our ThriveinEDU Facebook Community, subscribe to the podcast and check out my blog www.Rdene915.com.
Spring is the perfect time to reflect!
Ideas for reflection for students and teachers. I share some methods to promote reflective practice with students and how to make it part of our daily practice. Check out @LessonLoop, @Padlet, @Spaces_Edu, @Nearpod @PearDeck, Flip and more!
Thrive o'clock with Rachelle & Mel and our guest Brad Waid!
Listen to our recent Thrive o'clock show with our guest Brad Waid, Keynote Speaker, Educator and Consultant. We chatted about AR, VR and AI and ChatGPT. Brad joined me to present on AR/VR and AI at the MACUL conference recently.
Be sure to check out my blog www.Rdene915.com and join our ThriveinEDU FB Community@.
Ideas for Spring! Boost student engagement, focus on SEL and more!
Hope you will get some new ideas from this episode. Check out Brain Racers, StoryJumper, WeVideo and more!
Thrive o'clock with guest Michele Pitman, CEO and Founder of @X2VOL!
We always enjoy talking with Michele about the importance of learning experiences that promote the development of SEL and help students to learn about challenges in the world. Learn more about @x2VOL for tracking hours for work-based learning, CTE, volunteering, and more. www.x2vol.com
Blog post: State of Student Service
Michele's recent article for EdTech Digest
Let's Learn About Toekenz! A Conversation with Iris Ichishita, CEO & Co-Founder of Toekenz
A great conversation with Iris Ichishita, the CEO & Co-Founder of Toekenz.
The first family-focused and kid-safe NFT platform, built for end-to-end parental control, features user-friendly games and a marketplace.
YouTube: / @toekenz Facebook: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toekenznft/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/8188... Twitter: https://twitter.com/toekenz TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@toekenznft
ChatGPT - What is it? How do we learn about it? What will its impact be?
I've been researching AI for several years and dove right into to testing out ChatGPT. This is the second podcast about ChatGPT, with some new ideas.
Here is a link to the Getting Smart ChatGPT blog post from December.
My interview for San Antonio Fox News after TCEA about AI in Education.
Finding Time for Reflection
Here are some ideas to make time for reflection in each day! Check out @getfocusable and other ideas for making time for you! #education #edchat #SEL
Thrive o'clock live with Rachelle and Mel & special guest Josh King from @EverFiK12!
Strategies for Reviewing and Reteaching
Kick off 2023 with some Unconventional Ideas!
Dive into some new methods and tools in the new year! Follow ThriveinEDU on FB, subscribe to my blog www.Rdene915.com and submit your guest blog.
My books are all available at bit.ly/pothbooks
Starting the Year with PBL via iBlocks
Want to start PBL and not sure where to begin? Check out iBlocks and all of the great options for students and everything that you need to get started today. So many choices for different grade levels and content areas. Also focused on the SDGs, STEM and many more important areas. Download a sample lesson today!
The Importance of Reflection in Our Work
Sharing some ideas about how to find time to reflect and some options. Blogging, Podcasting, Videos, and Building Relationships. Check out Edthena's AI Coach for a great way to video a lesson and have an interactive coach to guide you in your reflections.
Also Swivl for video!
Ed3DAO Conference and The Metaverse Experience
Wonder what it is like to learn and work in the metaverse? Curious about blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and web3? Learn more from my experience with the Ed3DAO conference held in November. Amazing experience created by @Vritisaraf and @edtechpeck
Let's Chat: OpenAI and ChatGPT
Have you tried OpenAI yet? What has your experience been? Sharing some background info, insights, questions and more in this latest episode. Stay tuned for a blog soon! Also, check out my blog at www.Rdene915.com and submit a guest blog and sign up for my blog posts too. Thanks for listening!
ThriveinEDU Live with Rachelle & Mel and our guest Sheryl Place! Talking about BookWidgets! @iBookWidgets
Hope you will enjoy our chat with Sheryl and check out BookWidgets and all of the awesome learning possibilities! Follow Rachelle @Rdene915 and Mel @mjmcalliwrites and Sheryl @place_s
You can also check out the recording at: bit.ly/thriveBW
ThriveinEDU Live w/ panel discussion about Twitter!
ThriveinEDU with special guest Dee Bohne, VP of Sales for @Pikmykid
Also check out the great blogs via Pikmykid. To learn more:
Request a demo: hubs.li/Q01m3zBg0
Teacher Referral Page: hubs.li/Q01m3zWw0
ThriveinEDU Live with special guest Carl Hooker @mrhooker!
Join Rachelle and Mel and our special guest Carl Hooker @mrhooker to talk about school, challenges, keeping motivation, and more!
Building Digital Literacy Skills
Some ideas for building digcit skills. Check out Brain Pop, Buncee, Checkology, Digital Compass.
ThriveinEDU Live with Rachelle & Mel and guest Shelley Spalding from @Pikmykid!
We had a great chat with Shelley about strategies for getting time back and how @Pikmykid helps teachers to save time and promotes school safety! Hope you enjoy our chat and fun game! Connect with @Rdene915 @Mjmcalliwrites and @Pikmykid!
Learn more here: Pikmykid
Promoting Collaboration: 3 Big Ideas
It is important to provide opportunities for students to build their collaborative skills. There are lots of methods and tools that can be used to promote collaboration in and out of the classroom. Check out these ideas and some of the tools I mention for them including Tract, SpacesEDU, Google Jamboard, Wakelet, Padlet and more! @Tractlearning @Spaces_Edu @wakelet
Back to School with BookWidgets! So many great ideas!
So many great options available with @iBookWidgets! More than 40 templates, use it with Google Classroom, check out their blogs for ideas for STEM, and more! Head to www.BookWidgets.com for more info and sign up for their webinars!