Using @Grammarly to Improve Writing – Reviewing Grammarly Premium #edtech
DECEMBER 16, 2016
I have been a fan of Grammarly for some time now. I have the Chrome extension and find it very helpful to eliminate errors, particularly before I hit that send button on an email. A couple of weeks ago, though, I decided to sign up for a trial of the premium plan. And honestly – I’m learning a lot! This is very different than the typical spelling and grammar check where you go word-by-word.
AP Jeopardy Review – Using @PearDeck & @Wacom Tablets to Engage, Gamify & Reflect #edtech #mathchat
MARCH 9, 2017
Note: I am editing/revising an old post to reflect some updates in the process of how I run AP Jeopardy Review in my AP Calculus Class! Have you ever been super excited about “gamifying” a review session (ie: Jeopardy review) only to realize that the competitive feel in the room becomes overwhelming? Each year, around this time, I play a game of AP Calculus Jeopardy with my class.
My Top #EdTech Tools for Teaching Online AP Calculus @wacom @PearDeck @SlackHQ @EDpuzzle @OneNoteEDU @SocraticOrg #flipclass
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
I am teaching a purely online section of AP Calculus AB this school year! I am excited (and nervous) but mainly pumped for the challenge, learning, and growth that teaching in a purely online environment will bring. In this post, I want to highlight some of the tools that I am relying on to run this course. Something huge for me has been incorporating Wacom products into my workflow.
Using @Flipgrid in Online #APCalculus to Allow Students to Verbalize Their Thinking Process #mathchat #flipclass
MARCH 1, 2017
One of my biggest goals in teaching my section of Online AP Calculus this year has been finding ways to continue to hear my students “talk.” I want to hear how they are thinking through the process of solving problems. When I play back this recording, I get to hear my students work through problems as they help one another, and I get to view their interactions with classmates.
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Ideas for Using @Buncee – Interactive Storybooks, Oral Assessments, and Interactive Worksheets #langchat #edtech
JANUARY 16, 2015
One of my favorite tools to use with teachers this year has been Buncee. It meets so many needs and is an extremely easy tool to use – for students and teachers. To get started, I suggest watching this 3 min video overview of Buncee. I think it is worth watching the whole thing because there are some good tips if you watch how the narrator is creating her Buncee.
Highlighting #EdTech Projects, PD, & Reviewing Quick Tips!
JUNE 10, 2016
I wanted to close the year with some inspiring projects that I was able to work on with my wonderful colleagues this year: Bullis Tech Blog. Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Public Speaking Self-Critiques. Here & Abroad: Technology to Promote Communication. Using TodaysMeet to Enhance Socratic Seminars in English Assessment. 9th Grade Human Geography Megacity Project.
From Notepad to Computer Screen: Projecting Handwritten Work in Real-Time w/out a Tablet PC – Using @Wacom’s #BambooSlate
OCTOBER 22, 2016
Tablet PC’s are a popular tool for teachers to project handwritten work in the classroom. However, this is not an option for all teachers. Many prefer to use a Mac and many who use a PC prefer a non-tablet PC (especially since these machines are typically more expensive). Personally, I use a Mac. When I first started teaching, though, I used a tablet PC. I often miss the opportunity I had to handwrite and project my writing from anywhere in the room (my school has wireless projects, so I can easily move around the room with my laptop connected). I recently got the brand new Bamboo Slate.
Using @TodaysMeet to Enhance Socratic Seminars in English Assessment #edtech #edchat
MAY 24, 2016
Our English Department uses Socratic seminars as an assessment tool. Typically, these are used at the conclusion of a unit, though sometimes they are used to spark curiosity at the start of a novel. When the Socratic seminar is the culminating assessment, students are expected to prepare for the activity ahead of time as they would for a written test. TodaysMeet promotes: Backchannel engagement.
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#TeacherPD: Teacher Coaching & Evaluation- Using @Zaption as a Classroom Observation & Feedback Tool
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
We all know that reflection is critical to growth. As I’ve been using Zaption this year for my flipped classroom, I’m constantly thinking up ways that Zaption can be used beyond simply a tool to insert quizzes into video lessons. Zaption is the perfect tool to reflect, comment on, or critique any video. The coach or evaluator can then respond directly in Zaption to provide feedback.
Human Geography Cornerstone Assessment Infuses Tech to Demonstrate Learning @Weebly @PowToon @ThingLink_EDU
JUNE 10, 2016
For the third year in a row, 9th grade Human Geography students have engaged in a Megacity Project as their final cornerstone assessment for the course. In this project, students engage in an extended study analyzing how megacities (10+ million people) are transforming the world. Their final project is to document their research and findings in a Weebly website and PowToon PSA.
Flipping Back to School Night #flipclass #flippedclassroom #1st5days @VideoScribeApp @Zaption
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
One of my biggest pieces of advice for ensuring a strong start to the school year is making sure that I’ve thoroughly explained my flipped classroom expectations, how my class runs, and *why* I run class the way I do. In my opinion, being a great teacher is all about building meaningful, strong relationships. These relationships include those with parents.
Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Public Speaking Self-Critiques using @Zaption #edtech
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Traditionally, students submit their work on an assignment, the teacher gives feedback on that work, and assigns that student a grade. Sometimes, we build reflection into the next step of the process and ask students to make corrections or comment on the feedback. But is this truly authentic reflection or are students swayed by the teacher’s thoughts? Sample student self-critique in Zaption.
Holiday Tree Activity Using @Desmos and @PearDeck #edtech #mathchat
JANUARY 19, 2016
I’m excited to share this really successful activity – perfect for Algebra 1 students! You’ll see in the below writeup how using Desmos and Pear Deck made this difficult task not only doable but also fun. This activity teaches students how to write equations of lines with a restricted domain. Students were only provided the equations for the stem of the tree (shaded grey).
AP Jeopardy Review – Let’s #ePortfolio That: Using @PearDeck, @Wacom Tablets, and @msOneNote #edchat
MARCH 30, 2015
Have you ever been super excited about “gamifying” a review session (ie: Jeopardy review) only to realize that the competitive feel in the room becomes overwhelming? Each year, around this time, I play a game of AP Calculus Jeopardy with my class. We have just finished learning “new material” and are ready to hit review mode. The game is a way to begin synthesizing material from the beginning of the course through to the end. The timing of this activity usually falls right before spring break, so the Jeopardy game seems particularly appropriate. This is where OneNote comes in.
Student Projects in @EDpuzzle: Tutorial & Examples for English, Science, Math, Foreign Languague, & PE #edtech #flipclass
DECEMBER 11, 2016
Let’s dive into some ideas for student-created EDpuzzle’s in this post! I have written a couple of blog posts on how I use EDpuzzle in my classroom ( how I use EDpuzzle analytics ; favorite tools for teaching online AP Calculus ). I am beginning, now, to turn my attention to a topic I began exploring last year with Zaption — digging into uses beyond a flipped classroom tool. When I ask most people to describe EDpuzzle, they respond with something along the lines of: “a tool for teachers to embed questions into videos, primarily to be used to assign homework.”
#TeacherPD – Three #EdTech Tools to Better Engage Learners During an In-Class Lesson Ft. @PearDeck @plickers @Socrative
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
I wanted to share a series of video tutorials that I am working on in case they might be helpful to you, personally, or useful to share out with colleagues at your school. I am creating these tutorials using Zaption. Why use Zaption? I can add elements to the videos to focus and engage the viewer and also to highlight key points. See end of this post for more details on this.).
The Flipped Classroom: A Student Perspective #flipclass #flippedclassroom #flippedclass
JUNE 26, 2015
And we have another school year successfully down in the books! As I had my students reflect on their year in math class, one of them mentioned that we should make a video. So of course, we made that happen! Any student who wanted to be filmed had the opportunity. I then had a student who is just getting into film making (9th grader) ‘direct’ the video.
#TeacherPD: Screencasting – Where do I start? + Using @Zaption as a Video Editor #flipclass #edtech
JANUARY 26, 2016
In this video, I share 3 very simple screencasting options that I most often recommend: Option 1: Mac Only — QuickTime. Option 2: Mac & PC — Screencast-O-Matic. Option 3: iPad — Educreations. As a bonus, you will get a sense of how Zaption can be used as your video editor. Feel free to copy & edit this lesson for your own use.
Getting Started w @PearDeck – Some Essentials
AUGUST 18, 2015
Pear Deck is one of my go-to tech tool recommendations for the 2015-16 school year. We have a site license at my school, so I have assembled some getting started information, which I will share below: Introduction: Pear Deck will help engage students during lecture and presentations. Any presentation created in Google Slides becomes an interactive session using Pear Deck. Create a Web Slide.
Reflecting On My #Flipclass Workshop w Faculty at Saint Stephen’s College in Australia @OfficeMixTeam
MAY 19, 2016
During my visit to Saint Stephen’s College , I had the opportunity to work with small and large groups of teachers to think about how to leverage technology to personalize learning, enhance teaching, and differentiate instruction. I first talked to department heads to get a sense of their needs. I gave them a bit of my background and then was able to hear their questions, needs, and concerns.
Pursuing Passions, Lifelong Learning, Signature Programs & #BreakoutEDU @breakoutEDU #STEM @edtechteam #gafesummit
APRIL 22, 2016
I am extremely lucky to work at a school that is so focused on allowing all students, teachers and staff to truly pursue their passions. Bullis truly embraces and supports lifelong learning opportunities both on-campus through PD days and the Personal Learning Communities we have formed and off-campus through conferences and coursework. Bullis Tech Blog
Putting Pedagogy Before Tech with @PearDeck @EDpuzzle #EdTech @isteconnects
JANUARY 19, 2017
I’m so excited to see my post featured on the ISTE EdTekHub ! Full article: Put Pedagogy Before Tech
#FlipClass Tools & Preparation @TechSmithEDU @Zaption @Surface #edtech #edtechchat
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
This lesson showcases the essential tools I use to create my flipped classroom video lessons and the preparation and setup for creating those videos. As well, best practices for engaging students during the video lesson are discussed. Feel free to copy & edit this lesson for your own use. You can find the public lesson in the Zaption Gallery: #FlipClass Tolls & Preparation
Neuroscience & Class Engagement: Strategies to Max Std Attention, Focus & Potential w @judywillis @learningandtheb
JULY 24, 2015
I had the opportunity to spend the week out at UCSB for a Learning and the Brain conference presented by Dr. Judy Willis entitled “Neuroscience and Classroom Engagement: Strategies for Maximizing Students’ Attention, Focus and Potential.” ” The Program. Schedule. Below you will find links to my full storified notes for each of the 5 (half day) sessions. Day 1 – Engaging Students from the Start. Day 2 – The Impact of Emotions on Learning and Memory. Day 3 – Memory, Narratives and Neuroplasticity. Stacey Roshan (@buddyxo) July 20, 2015. buddyxo https://t.co/t8N5hFoJb8
My Flipped Classroom Resources and Tips, from Beginner to Advanced #flipclass #edchat #edtech
JUNE 2, 2015
I’ve gotten a lot of requests recently for resources on my flipped classroom, best practices, tips & tricks, and advice for getting started. So I wanted to compile some of these things in this post! Here is a presentation summarizing my process and evolution through my flipped classroom journey. A paper I wrote on my AP Calculus flipped classroom was recently published – The Flipped Classroom: Touch Enabled, Academically Proven. A video I created for parents to better understand the flipped classroom: A FlipClass Welcome. Note: I used VideoScribe to create this presentation.
MaKey MaKey Bird Chorus Project #STEM #STEAM #makered #edtech
JULY 5, 2015
Last weekend, I had a chance to work with some young campers (3rd & 4th graders). They were learning about birds and nature and I had an hour to work with them in their computer lab. I did some searching around and stumbled across a neat project idea – MaKey MaKey Bird Chorus Project. I decided to take that project and put my own spin on it.
The New @Buncee Creation Experience: Tutorial & Ideas for Back to School #edtech #edtechchat
AUGUST 26, 2015
Buncee released a brand new experience for users this summer. I have been using Buncee quite a bit at my school for student-created presentations. The two stand-out features that drew me to Buncee initially were: 1. ability to record audio (slide voice-overs) right within the web tool; 2. Create Buncee Cards for Family Members. A Buncee Timeline Project US History Classes.
#TeacherPD: Using @Zaption Presenter as a #Backchannel (with an introduction to Presenter) #edtech
DECEMBER 28, 2015
Zaption released Presenter last month, a way to stream a video lesson for the entire class to watch together while allowing for students to join the presentation on their own device to interact and respond individually. Presenter allows: teachers to ask questions on the fly. students to type questions while the video is playing. teachers to receive real-time data.
What is a #TwitterChat and How Do I Participate? #edchat #edtechchat
DECEMBER 14, 2015
Twitter chats can be an amazing opportunity for educators to connect and engage in discussion with colleagues around the world. I have created a quick overview to help people understand some twitter chat basics — including how these chats work and some tips for participating. You are welcome to copy & edit this lesson for your own use.
#TeacherPD: Using @Zaption to Dig Deeper into @ramusallam Inspirational #TEDTalk: 3 Rules to Spark Learning
DECEMBER 6, 2015
In Ramsey Musallam’s 3 Rules to Spark Learning TED Talk, he asks educators to think about how they can cultivate a culture of curiosity in their classrooms. I used Zaption to highlight key takeaways, to engage and focus viewers, and to prompt educators to think more deeply about how they can spark their students’ imagination.
Here & Abroad: Technology to Promote Communication #edtech @Zaption @VoiceThread
APRIL 28, 2016
I’m excited to share some projects that I’ve had the chance to work on with the French teacher at my school as part of their preparation for an exchange with students in Toulouse! The below was originally posted on the Bullis Tech Blog , where I highlight some of the projects that I am able to work on in my role as technology coordinator. It wasn’t too cold or too hot.”
Getting Started w @Zaption – Some Essentials
AUGUST 21, 2015
Zaption is one of my go-to tech tool recommendations for the 2015-16 school year. This is the first year that we will have a site license at my school, which I am super excited about! This tool will allow you to create an interactive learning tour, to engage learners and make them active participants in the video watching experience. teachers and students sign in with school google account.
NAIS Summit: Teachers & Teaching #NAISDeepDive
MAY 19, 2015
Notes from NAIS Summit on the Science of Learning and 21st Century Schools , continued… Our third and fourth sessions focused on: Teachers & Teaching, presented by Rick Hess , Joel Rose , Jal Mehta , and Carolyn Strom. Leaders need to reach out to teachers and let them inform the design process & curriculum building @rickhess99 #NAISDeepDive. Stacey Roshan (@buddyxo) May 19, 2015. How do we get teachers as co-creators of what great schools look like? via @rickhess99 #NAISDeepDive — Stacey Roshan (@buddyxo) May 19, 2015. Taking Off with Teach to One: https://t.co/ya6gDErmK3
Digital Differentiation w Google Apps w @ShakeUpLearning #FETC
JANUARY 22, 2015
In the 21st Century Classroom, it can be difficult to design learning experiences that both incorporate student choice and differentiation for learning levels and styles. This session will show you how to make that happen with student choice menus created in Google Apps, creating a paperless classroom where the students take ownership of their learning. This session will show you how to create student choice menus using Google Apps, creating a digitally differentiated classroom where the students own the learning. Full slides from presentation. dClX0XMNB6 #FETC. Ex: https://t.co/u8oUYZuBiv
My @Desmos meets @ThingLink_EDU Valentine’s Day Math-o-gram Activity #mathchat #edchat
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
If you haven’t seen the Math-o-grams made by Desmos , check them out now! I wanted to find a fun way to incorporate this into one of my classes. I also have been wanting to explore using Thinglink a bit more, so I decided to combine the two efforts in this activity. Go to the ThingLink Student Registration page. Log in using the “G+ Login” option and your school account information.
Highlighting Some of my Favorite Recent @PearDeck Updates #edtech
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Below I will highlight some of my favorite changes that Pear Deck has recently rolled out to their Dashboard. Layout Controls – You can now toggle between “list layout,” “grid layout,” and “overlaid layout” right from the teacher dashboard! But now, it’s all available from the projector view! Note: student responses are auto-saved.). Student View Improvements. Choose the Add-On tab.
Think With Art @thinkwithart: A Monthly Subscription Box to Promote Critical Thinking Using Storytelling & Art #STEAM
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
You may have seen my post reviewing Creation Crate over the summer – a monthly subscription box to inspire makers. I really enjoyed creating the Mood Lamp that I was challenged to build in that kit. In this post, I will be talking about another monthly subscription box, Think With Art. Meet Mr. Toffee, the adorable cat who needs help on his journey. Unboxing!