Virtual Meet the Teacher Templates, Resources, and Ideas!

Teacher Reboot Camp

This week is Meet the Teacher. I created a slideshow to guide the virtual meet-up with parents and students. This template was created with ideas and resources shared in an awesome Facebook group I joined, Bitmoji Craze for Educators. Meet the Teacher Template.

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. teacher education Zoom meetings although they can be adapted for any age group and age level (3rd grade and up), and in training professionals. Whole Group Discussions.


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Individual Student Video Meetings


Google Calendar Appointment Slots X Google Meet. However, whole group meetings can be challenging for teachers to manage and might not allow for the individual connection that we are hoping to create with synchronous video. Fortunately, for schools that are using G Suite, Google Calendar and Google Meet, there is an embedded feature in Google Calendar that allows educators to create the opportunity for students to claim individual meeting slots.

The Important Morning Meeting

Ask a Tech Teacher

When you do this at the beginning of the day , it’s called not a warm-up but a morning meeting. What is a Morning Meeting. Morning meetings are a time when students and teacher gather together, usually in a circle, for an organized start-of-day activity. Goals of a Morning Meeting. The broad purpose of a morning meeting is to transition students between home and school, to greet them as you would a guest in your house. Favorite Morning Meeting Activities.

Meet Educators Addressing Inequities & Breaking Barriers in Their Schools & Districts

Education Elements

The inaugural SEED Fellowship cohort is a powerful group of educators made of leaders across 7 states including the District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!


Meet NEO at ISTE 2019. Make your way in the expo hall to Booth 900 , where you’ll find the NEO team eager to share insights on how to effectively manage online classroom activities and also showcase our product’s newest features: The drag and drop widgets allow users to choose from a library of built-in widgets to customize their dashboards, groups, classes, or learning paths. Be a bold educator at ISTE 2019 and meet NEO in the expo hall at Booth 900 !

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping. However, the challenge facing many educators is not in wanting their students to work together, but in figuring out how to group students together in the most effective ways. We do not want to create groups that hinder the progress of any of our students! This simple guide can help you the next time you are creating groups for an assignment or task in your classroom! Learning GROUP grouping

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. I''ve attended good meetings, and really bad meetings. In education, many meetings seem to be a complete waste of time, or the entire faculty is at a meeting that only affects a small number.

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

Measuring Up is a suite of tools that supplements any classroom curriculum by offering standards-based instruction, practice, assessment, and reporting customized to many state or national standards–with the singular goal of assisting students in meeting English Language Arts, Mathematics, and/or Science standards. Measuring Up materials are available in digital and print format and can be used to serve full classes, small groups, Saturday instruction, or summer school.

Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says

The Hechinger Report

More group work was associated with greater individual gains in a new study. At the same time, education experts have been injecting new energy into so-called collaborative learning, where students learn together in small groups, often producing projects together. Its advocates argue that group work like this helps kids learn the social skills that are necessary to solve problems in the modern workplace. These results echo earlier research on the benefits of group learning.

With Flexible Grouping We Can Reach Every Kid


When students are busy learning, staying in a single group is stifling. The solution for teacher-author Amber Chandler is a "flexible classroom" where students rotate through strategic groupings to meet differentiated needs at various stages of the learning process. Articles Differentiation Amber Chandler co-teaching differentiated learning differentiation effective grouping flexible teaching grouping techniques middle school teaching strategies

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group. Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve. While not calling for a return to those rigid structures, in the edWebinar “ Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Making It Work,” Dina Brulles, Ph.D., before they assign group work.

Supercharge Google Meet for your Classroom

Tomorrow's Learners

Google Meet is a powerful tool that is being used widely for distance learning. To get even more functionality out of Google Meet, you can supercharge your Meet sessions for your classroom by using some of the following tips. In the past, you could only see a view of around 4 people at once in a Google Meet session. If your Google Meet sessions have more than 16 people, you can download the Google Meet Grid View extension.

Developing Strategies for Success in Student Group Work

Omega Notes

Group work has the unique ability to deliver results that extend far beyond a single term’s academic grades. Putting together groups that reflect diverse experiences means greater perspectives that lead to more effective problem solving with more creative solutions. And the strong social and academic ties that arise from group work can improve overall student retention. . How Group Work Challenges Students. Group Work Challenges Faculty, Too.

Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

Ask a Tech Teacher

June 8th-10th: Discounted Group Professional Development. Student joins a Google Classroom-based class and meets weekly with instructor to discuss class activities and assignments. Resources include videos, pedagogic articles, lesson plans, projects, and virtual face-to-face meetings to share in a collaborative environment. Student joins a Google Classroom-based class and meets weekly with instructor to discuss class activities and assignments.

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Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

She emphasizes that meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities through the use of technology “can make reading instruction a multi-sensory process that is engaging and explicit while maintaining the individualization and diagnostic-prescriptive aspects of the lesson.” ” Student access to content to demonstrate knowledge should be the baseline when considering educational technology that supports and enhances small group reading instruction.

LED Throwies Meet the Magnetic Board

User Generated Education

LED Throwies Meet the Magnetic Board. Group Version: Small groups form a design on a larger classroom whiteboard. They all then use the dry erase markers to create a group mural. This is a whole group example prior to me realizing they could have decorated their LED group creation with the dry erase makers. I have been offered an opportunity to teach maker education again at a local summer enrichment program during summer, 2016.

Lockstep Technology Group Partners with Impero Software to Support Students’ Tech

eSchool News

Schools are seeking technology that helps them effectively teach in a digital environment, while also keeping their students and their networks safe, and we are glad to partner with Lockstep to help meet this need for the school’s Lockstep serves.”.

Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

With that being said it is important for school leaders to meet their stakeholders where they are at and engage them in two-way communications. I then began sharing with groups of teachers several ideas, strategies, and tools I'd acquired from my personal learning network (PLN). Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have an article published in the digital version of ASCD's Educational Leadership.

Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday Google announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. See below for more information and to sign up for a group or even create your own (I signed up for the NYC one as there isn''t one in Connecticut, YET). Each group is organized by a local volunteer (GEG leader) and is entirely independent from Google. This is a program made up of communities of educators who can connect with each other to learn, share, and help each other.

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Study Groups for Voluntary Professional Development

Reading By Example

She refers to these opportunities as “study groups” They are typically designed around a specific educational resource. In the past, I had tried to facilitate study groups but encountered several problems. I would ask teachers when they would want to meet, a few would get back to me, and then we tried to make it fit. As Jennifer notes in Becoming a Literacy Leader , “I participate as an equal member of each group.

Hosting Study-Groups for Teachers

Reading By Example

“Thank you, Dana,” the fifth grade teacher said to me on the last day of our lunchtime study-group. ” We had just finished our six-week long study-group centered around Christopher Lehman’s book Energize Research Reading and Writing. By all accounts, our study-group was a success. On page 67 of her book, Jennifer Allen provides a sample of the study-group options she offered one school year.

DigiWriMo, meet the Make Bank

K12 Open Ed

In talking about this with a group of folks last night , someone asked “ As a college student working on my elementary major, how could I use this writing piece in my future classroom?” I’m taking part in another open collaborative learning event in November: DigiWriMo. ” and I immediately thought of the Make Bank.

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. So I’m just going to go ahead and say that many meetings we as educators typically have at school are not places where people find “joy and rejuvenation in their connections.” That not every meeting will encompass every routine, every time.

Virtual Team Building Activities

User Generated Education

I, like many others, was forced to move a face-to-face college class to virtual synchronous meetings in Zoom. This term I am teaching a group dynamics course. Typically, I do this through experiential group activities. They take turns clicking on and spinning the wheel to get a question and provide an answer to the rest of the group. During the virtual meeting, never have you ever questions are asked. One group member acts as the media specialist.

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Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings


Last week I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend time in the company of some very smart, interesting and generous university innovators when California State University Channel Islands hosted a meeting for the group, called the HAILstorm. At the end, we were asked to reflect on what we would take away from the meeting and how it might affect our practices on campus. And so can the time to simply meet and talk with peers from other institutions.

Where Classroom Design Meets Design Thinking


Then a group of 12 teachers worked with a research designer to remodel their classrooms based on the concept of putting student needs at the center. When educators first consider redesigning learning spaces, they might immediately conjure up mental images of free-flowing Starbucks lounges or something out of the Cult of Pedagogy blog’s Classroom Eye Candy series. Yet the impulse to tackle aesthetics first is often premature, according to Rebecca Hare, who teaches art and design in St.

Impact, Meet Inclusion: Zeal Capital Launches $50M Fund for Diverse Edtech Founders


A report from Bella Research Group and the Knight Foundation found that “firms owned by women and minorities manage just 1.3 Impact investment funds, which try to generate social and environmental benefits alongside financial returns, are a dime a dozen.

Epson Announces Availability of Classroom and Meeting Room Projectors

eSchool News

The PowerLite ® E20 , X49 , W49 , 118 , 119W , 982W , 992F , and 1288 range from budget-friendly, network-ready classroom projectors to wireless, portable meeting room solutions.

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Meeting the Educational Challenges of COVID-19 Together

MIND Research Institute

We already had a thriving teacher community on Facebook, and have recently created a new group for families as well. If you are new to ST Math, we invite you to join the groups and the conversation with other learning leaders. ST Math meets WWC quasi-experiment and ESSA Tier 2 requirements, and the program's unique, patented approach delivers robust results on a national scale.

Meeting the needs of introverted students with e-learning


Schools are a great example of such a setting, with group papers, oral presentations and participation points being the norm. Including e-learning in classroom instruction is a great way to meet the needs of introverted students, and here are four reasons why: 1. The problem is, the traditional classroom is more inclined to group work and everyone is expected to keep up with the group pace.

When Parents Should Call an IEP Meeting


Maybe you can catch them after school to set up a meeting. Consider calling an IEP meeting. If you’re still worried after you’ve talked with your child’s teacher (and/or IEP case manager), you can call an IEP meeting. Examples of when an IEP meeting would be beneficial.

Flipped Learning Meets Differentiated Instruction

Gaggle Speaks

There’s no need to forgo group time as a class. When you are together in the classroom, that time becomes more valuable because students can now share their individual experiences with the larger group. Teachers continue to cope with the challenges of teaching to multiple learning styles. With the help of technology, personalized learning becomes more realistic while the strategies for advancing personalized learning are more powerful.

Morganize - free organizational tool for groups

Educational Technology Guy

Morganize is a free organizational tool that has features for groups to work together. You can find the best date and time for a meeting, take polls and surveys, and even work with a shared To-Do list. Educators can use this to schedule study sessions, meetings, take polls and surveys of students or faculty and work on shared To-Do lists as part of student projects or school projects.

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Five Educator Groups for Technology Integration

Tech Helpful

Each group presents a balance to the others that often leads to a more acceptable medium adoption rate of mass technology rollouts at schools. I believe schools need representatives of all segments to best meet the needs and have a pulse on the community the school serves. classroom early adopters early majority education technology educators future groups innovators laggards late majority technology integration