Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Due to Coronavirus, many schools are moving online, and teaching through Zoom meetings. The value of Zoom meetings is that the educator can create synchronous interactive conversations and activities. My goal is to have all my students actively engaged throughout the meeting.

Some great add-ons for Hangouts Meet to help teachers

Educational Technology Guy

Google Hangouts Meet is one of them. I recently found out about some extensions for Hangouts Meet that can help teachers: Nod Reactions for Google Meet - [link] This allows muted attendees to use quick emoji's as reactions.

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Meeting Organization with Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings, meetings, meetings. For meetings, it is indispensable. Here''s how: I clip the meeting/appointment slot from Outlook into Evernote. This way, everything related to the meeting is in one place. I use a template for meeting notes (see below) and copy it into this note. I will add questions I have before the meeting and then use it for the meeting itself. I tag the meeting note for easy searching later.

Making Sure your Meetings are Productive and Effective

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings are something that all managers and leaders need to be able to plan, organize, run and follow up on. When I was a project engineer, I had to run lots of meetings and had training in effective meetings at a couple different companies. Keys to Effective Meetings 1.

Google Meet Premium Is Now Free for All Users

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A few days ago we published an article on how Google Meet can be used to enhance distance learning, and just in time, Google has recently announced that its video conferencing platform is more. 2020 Distance learning Google Meet Video conferencing tools

Meeting Youth Through Culture And The Classroom

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Heather Penn. Around ten years ago during one of my Master’s classes, I had to write a philosophy of teaching. I discussed how education involves an environment that engages people to critically think and share their ideas, to improve understanding and learning.

Meetings That Matter

Reading By Example

We must understand that a meeting is never just a meeting; it’s the town square of human dynamics-the place where people gather to act out their anxieties and fears, hopefully to find joy and rejuvenation in their connections. To create meetings that matter.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

A few weeks ago, EdSurge published an article that echoed many of those same sentiments, most specifically that the overreliance on “gold standard” RCT studies is the wrong approach for edtech.

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Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have an article published in the digital version of ASCD's Educational Leadership. The title of the article was Transforming Your School with Digital Communication.

This Is What It’s Like To Teach Online And Meet Your Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

In this interview, Ian shares his experience and describes what it was like to meet his students face to face. In our next article, Ian shares his tips for visiting China. First, as an experience is was truly moving to meet my students.

This Is How It Feels To Meet Your Online Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

Have you ever wondered what it can feel like to meet some of your online students in-person? I remember that one of the parents mentioned how it was a great experience being able to meet the other families in person and discuss their experiences.

Most Read Articles on Ed Tech Guy from past week

Educational Technology Guy

And, part of the trip, thanks to my wife, is a visit to the Philly Zoo and a meet-and-great with a tiger. Here are the most read posts from the past week: And don''t forget to check the posts on Friday.They don''t always have time to become the most read, but there are usually some good ones there (and of course check out all of the articles on the site). Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

7 Ways To Sabotage Meetings

The Innovative Educator

When you want to get a project done it is imperative that when working with others you understand what elements lead to a high performing team as well as understand the strategies required to make meetings effective. Article.

Why These Educators Meet Regularly to Align Instruction with Mind, Brain, and Education Research


To my surprise, people were interested and they voted to meet before school at 7 a.m. The table during a NeuroNIST meeting (Credit: Kristin Simmers) I loaded the table with the best cold brew coffee in Bangkok (that was important) as well as a selection of books and articles related to MBE.

Tools for Changing/Improving PD and Meetings

Educational Technology Guy

Professional Development and Faculty Meetings are typically held face-to-face and many times are longer than they need to be, or too much time is spent on things that only affect a small percentage of those present. There are some tools and resources that can be used to change how and when PD and Meetings are held. Google Docs/Google Drive - use Google Docs for meeting and PD agendas and shared resources. What ideas and resources do you use for meetings and PD?

When Puzzled Teacher Meets Troubled Kid


Articles Troubled Children behavior classroom behavior communication developmental emotions Noah Kempler parent educator psychotherapist relationships temperamentFiguring out what’s going on with a child emotionally and behaviorally is the practice of counselors and therapists.

Ten Tips: How to Write Your Common App Activities List, Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

Here is a great starting article about the common app activities list. description box) Responsible for brainstorming, revising, and supervising articles by other writers for my column. Try: Arranged advertising events, organized fundraisers, and gave presentations at school meetings.

Meet Learner 2.0

Learning with 'e's

I'm presenting a keynote speech in Brisbane for EduTech next week, and the theme for my talk is 'Meet Learner 2.0'. Photo by JISC Meet Learner 2.0

Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College


She's also held the title of magician for an ideas festival in Portland, which is another story in our longer article on the school.) Today we're starting out with a big question: What would you do if you could start a college from scratch? For most people, this is merely a thought exercise—how to keep the good from the best of traditional methods, and take into account all the tech and the changing workforce and student needs of today.

Laptops are Great, Even During Lecture or Meetings


The New York Times recently ran an article by Susan Dynarski, a professor of education, public policy, and economics at the University of Michigan in which she argued against the use of laptops and other such technological tools in classrooms.

College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students.

4-Step Model for Productive Whole-Brained Meetings

The Innovative Educator

To run effective meetings it is helpful to have insights into the personality types of your colleagues using a tool like, DISC, which you can access for free here , Myers Briggs which you can access for free here , and Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI).

Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards



The Back to School Faculty Meeting (a Novel Excerpt)


Articles The Teaching Life Roxanna Elden school fiction school reform the teaching lifeNovels about school are rare and often feature a lone heroic teacher defying the odds. Instead, NBCT Roxanna Elden's fictional account of life at a struggling urban Texas school – "Adequate Yearly Progress" – is funny, often moving, and always authentic. Read Chapter 2.

Are Your Staff Meetings Productive or Pathetic?


With thoughtful planning and implementation, principals can make sure meetings are both collaborative and productive. Articles Leadership Barbara Blackburn clarity decision makers norms principals purpose Robert Garmston Ron Williamson school leadership standards The Adaptive School

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch. One of the broader notions presented in the essay is that [Major Idea in Article]. SAT Scores: A New Number.

The Curriculum Meets Educational Technology… Avoiding Tech Shine

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In fact, in this article I integrate curriculum, PD, and technology together in a way that makes so much sense. After you read this article, I am sure you will appreciate how technology and curriculum really do come together.

Do’s & Don’ts to "PEP" Up Meetings For Success

The Innovative Educator

Most employees feel many meetings they attend are a waste of time but they don’t need to be. There are strategies you can implement as well as pitfalls you can avoid to help ensure your meetings are interesting, informative, productive and achieve desired outcomes. Article.

So We Flipped Our Staff Meetings and…

Turning Learning On Its Head

And if that is true, let me ask you why then do you, as a school leader, not practice what you preach when it comes to your own staff meetings and professional learning? So in the course of a school year we have about 1,500 minutes or 25 hours of professional meeting time.

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Public Access Plan to Use PMC Platform for Articles


Yesterday, during the annual meeting of the NIH PubMed Central (PMC) National Advisory Committee, NIH staff noted that they were working to include Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)-funded articles into the PMC database. It turns out that very quietly, in early March, the VA released its plan for policies ensuring public access to articles and data resulting from its funded research, as required by the February 2013 White House directive.

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Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Past Series Articles. Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. The point of emphasis for this article is item number three below.

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Evernote Hello Lauches for Android - helps you remember people you meet

Educational Technology Guy

Evernote also has Clearly , a service that allows you to clear out adds and pop-ups on sites so that you can just read the article and Skitch is an app that allows you to annotate and mark up images and save them in Evernote.

Meet Your Staff Where They Are: Streamlining with Google Classroom

Fractus Learning

I can cover those questions during our first staff meeting, so send those questions my way! The second task was the face-to-face follow-up during the first staff meeting for the school year. Information is sent to educators daily through email.

TCEA 2018: Educators Meet in Austin to Discuss the Future of the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2018: Educators Meet in Austin to Discuss the Future of the Classroom. Article. meghan.bogardu…. Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:32. Thousands of educators will hit the ground in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 5 for the Texas Computer Education Association Convention & Exposition.

So We Flipped Our Staff Meetings and…

Turning Learning On Its Head

And if that is true, let me ask you why then do you, as a school leader, not practice what you preach when it comes to your own staff meetings and professional learning? So in the course of a school year we have about 1,500 minutes or 25 hours of professional meeting time.