My #BLC19 Presentation Resources — Making Thinking Visible: Embracing #EdTech to Give All Students an Equal Voice @PearDeck @Flipgrid @SutoriApp #TechWithHeart


Session Description. Metacognition – “thinking about one’s thinking” – has been linked to improved learning outcomes. Research has shown that metacognition promotes deeper learning and affects whether students can transfer and apply their knowledge to new scenarios.

#BLC19: Some of my Notes & Highlights


Another Building Learning Communities Conference in the books! What I enjoy most about the conference is the format, people, energy, and the way the conference gets me thinking. I’m going to share some of my notes in this post in case you who are interested in scrolling through… or for those of you who are at BLC with me who want to compare highlights :). BLC19 Opening Keynote with @karen_brennan. BLC19 Session: Shifting Your Meeting Culture with @BullisUS & @buddyxo.

News Broadcast @WeVideo Projects in Spanish III w/My @BullisSchool Colleagues @Marishawkins & @SrWhitford #edtech @EDUcre8ive


I wanted to feature another WeVideo project of success, led our Spanish III team, taught by Maris Hawkins and Bryan Whitford. Maris and Bryan recently had their students do a News Broadcast project in WeVideo to demonstrate their understanding of current events occurring throughout Latin America.

Interview on @coolcatteacher’s 10 Minute Teacher Podcast: 7 Hot #Edtech Topics #ISTE19 #notatiste19 #TechWithHeart


It was amazing to have a chance to be on Vicki’s podcast to talk about my book, Tech with Heart , and things to expect at ISTE this year. Vicki ( @coolcatteacher ) was one of the first people I followed closely when I joined Twitter, so being on her show was extra special.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Quizlet Tips for Teachers & Students Including Adaptive Learn Mode @quizlet #edtech


Quizlet is a great study aid that many of our students already know and love. It is one of those tools that students are using whether or not their teachers are assigning Quizlet in the classroom, which is amazing!

Guest Blog Post | Embrace Technology to Create Compassionate Connections with ALL Learners @dbc_inc #TechWithHeart #ISTE19


I had the wonderful opportunity to write a guest blog post for the DBC Inc Blog! Make sure to check it out. Our personal journeys are powerful.

Experimenting with #HyperDocs | Guest post by @DemersMarcie #DitchThatTextbook #ShakeUpLearning @jmattmiller @kellyihilton @lhighfill @SARAHLANDIS


I wanted to feature a guest blog post written by my colleague Marcie Demers. Marcie has taken such a thoughtful, reflective approach to tech integration in her classroom. I wanted to share some of her end-of-year musings here. by Marcie Demers.

Interview on @flippedlearning’s @askthefln with @ken_bauer about #TechWithHeart


I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed being a guest on this podcast with Ken_Bauer. We talk about # TechWithHeart , the influence of Jo Boaler , perfectionism, how/why I began infusing Pear Deck , Flipgrid , Edpuzzle and a # flipclass model, & much more.


Bullis Middle School Students Make “Math Clocks” Using @Texthelp’s #EquatIO, Old CD’s, & the Laser Engraver #Edtech #Makered #STEAM #STEM #mathchat #mtbos


Last May, my colleague — middle school math teacher Caitlin Zolet — was looking to bring some fun and creative expression to exam review for her pre-algebra students.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Flipgrid Helps @BullisSchool 3rd Graders Express Their Thinking @mrsstrickler3rd @Flipgrid #GlobalReadAloud @pernilleripp


I wanted to feature a guest blog post written by my colleague Kendall Strickler. Kendall has done some amazing work with her 3rd graders using Flipgrid this school year.

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Human Geography Cornerstone Assessment Infuses #EdTech for @BullisSchool Students to #DemonstrateUnderstanding @Weebly @Flipgrid


We are getting close to the end of the school year and, to keep with tradition, I wanted to showcase some highlights from the Megacity Project all of our 9th grade Human Geography complete as their capstone project for the course.

Interview on @EmergingEdTech | Exploring “Tech With Heart” with Stacey Roshan #TechWithHeart #DBCincBooks


I had a chance to sit down with Kelly Walsh , founder of EmergingEdTech , to talk about my new book in this interview: Exploring “Tech With Heart” with Stacey Roshan


Book review: Tech with Heart


This review Tech with Heart hits on *exactly* why I wrote this book! Not only does Maris talk about why she liked Tech with Heart, she also talks about changes she has *already* made as a result… and some specific goals she will implement next year. Maris Hawkins.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

#TechWithHeart made it to the Best New Education Books! @BookAuthority #DBCIncBooks


#DBCBookBlogs: Tech with Heart


I am incredibly honored by this blog post Alicia Ray (@iluveducating) has written about my book, Tech with Heart , and how she personally connected with the story I’ve written. Educational Hindsight. I’ve been a fan of educational technology for some time now.

Pear Deck Templates Tip (with a focus on SEL templates) @PearDeck #edtech #SEL


I wanted to share a quick tip on getting started with some of the new slide templates that Pear Deck has been working on. The templates are “meant to jumpstart your use of interactive questions so you can create amazing moments of classroom collaboration and engagement.”

Creative Ways to Use @PearDeck Vocabulary (aka: Flashcard Factory) #edtech


You probably already know a thing or two about Pear Deck if you read this blog :) But not you may not have tried using Flashcard Factory. The main purpose of Pear Deck Vocabulary is: “Increase retention and engagement with this fun, team-oriented vocabulary game!

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

#ArtOfTeaching Series Guest Post | @McGrawHillK12 @MHEducation #TechWithHeart #edtech


I had another opportunity to contribute a piece to the #ArtOfTeaching series, by McGraw-Hill. I wanted to share that post here… It is exciting to see conversations related to whole-child well-being coming to the forefront in education. How can we leverage technology to be a part of the solution and help bring a new level of empathy and compassion to our teaching?

Featured Article: Math Teacher Uses New Technology to Reduce Student Anxiety & Build Confidence #mathchat #edtech


I wanted to share a fun interview that I had a chance to do with VideoScribe. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that VideoScribe is one of my favorite tools to create visually impactful, handwriting animation-style videos.

Creating Notecards for AP Review: Powered by @PearDeck Vocabulary, @Quizlet, and @Wacom #edtech


If you’re an AP Calculus teacher, you are likely familiar with the popular “ when you see the words… this is what you think of doing ” worksheet. I often use this worksheet to kickstart review in class. It has always been a part of our opening conversation.

Conference Notes: Mid-Atlantic Conference on #PersonalizedLearning #macpl19 #caolacon19


I am wrapping up my first experience at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning. There was lots of good learning and conversations! I wanted to share some of my notes from the past couple days and also a bit about the panel presentation I was able to present.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Creating Agricultural Awareness PSA’s in @WeVideo: @BullisSchool 9th Grade Human Geography Students #edtech #DemonstratingUnderstanding


Introduction — Our ninth grade Human Geography students recently completed a unit in Agriculture and Rural Land Use. Teachers Ben Mosteller, Kristin Kowalew, and Allison Ewing wanted students to showcase their understanding of the unit by creating an Agricultural Awareness PSA.

Creating Interactive Flowcharts in @Google Slides Using Hyperlinks – #DemonstratingUnderstanding of Diseases in Anatomy & Physiology #gsuiteEDU #edtech @GoogleEDU


I had another chance to collaborate with my colleague, Dr. Duruhan Badraslioglu (aka Dr. B), who teaches Anatomy and Physiology. He is always looking to put an innovative spin on lesson plans and projects. What makes Dr. B so much fun to work with is that: 1.

A #PerfectPear: The All New Pear Deck for @Google Slides @PearDeck @GoogleForEdu #edtech


Pear Deck has released a super exciting update that I’m so excited to share — integration with Google Slides! All you have to do is install the Pear Deck add-on and then you’ll be able to add in the interactive question types available through Pear Deck right within Google Slides!

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#OneWord2019 Sample Activities for Your Classroom – Options for Using @PearDeck, @Flipgrid, and @Buncee #edtech


Our resolutions often focus on the person we are tired of being rather than the person we want to become. The purpose of this OneWord exercise is to focus on something positive — a one-word intention that can help serve as your guide throughout the year.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

My #OneWord2019 :: EMPOWER


Last year was the first year I set a one-word theme for the new year. My #OneWord2018 was Focus. I loved having this one-word theme. It truly guided my year. I still struggle with focus and exactly those things that I set as my intention for the year.

Podcast: The Dr Will Show — How To Tech With Heart @iamDrWill #TechWithHeart #DBCincBooks


I had a chance to join Will Deyamport, aka: @iamDrWill , on his podcast: The Dr. Will Show to talk about my new book, Tech with Heart. We talk about a variety of topics, including: My inspiration for writing Tech with Heart. Redefining the “perfect student”. The importance of self-care. Why I chose to “flip” my classroom and what that evolution has looked like. How to encourage student voice. Check out the full episode here: [link

Spreading Holiday Cheer, #Fliphunt Edition @Flipgrid @canva #edtech


In the holiday spirit, I wanted to share some templates I created in Canva for a “Spreading Holiday Cheer” inspired Fliphunt. Templates (created in Canva): Please feel free to copy and modify these templates to create a Fliphunt for your class or faculty. Fliphunt Instructions.

Teaching Study Strategies: Using @PearDeck Flashcard Factory #Neuroteach @gwhitmancttl @TheCTTL


I’m currently enrolled in Neuroteach Global’s gamified micro-course, The Science of Study. It consists of eight story-based chapters and two real-life missions.

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LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Increase Student Engagement with @PearDeck, Guest Post on @alicekeeler’s Teacher Tech #edtech


A huge thank you to Alice Keeler for another opportunity to write a guest post on her very amazing blog – Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

Using @WeVideo + @Flipgrid to Capture the Power of the Spoken Word @BullisSchool


One of my biggest goals as technology coordinator is to help teachers create assignments and projects to empower all students to find their voice and showcase their unique creativity.

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Using @SutoriApp for Students to Track Study Progress & Reflections #edtech


In our final three weeks of AP Prep, I give students a variety of resources to study from. Though I still give some full class assignments during this time, I want to make sure that each student is studying based on their specific needs.

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A New @PearDeck Homepage & Tips for Using the @Google Slides Add-On #edtech #GSuiteEDU


If you’re a fellow Pear Deck user, you’ve probably seen their announcement — Introducing a Fresh New Look for Home !

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.