January 19, 2021 Cliff Notes

  • Online 'read alouds' through 'Storyline Online'

  • K-12 Digital Portfolios for PBL

  • Bell Ringer: "Add & Pass" activity

January 12, 2021 Cliff Notes

  • Digital tools to empower 'reflecting' on the teaching & learning process

  • Digital 'hubs' for reflection materials

  • Project-Based & Problem-Based Learning, example of an awesome PBL task

  • Bell Ringer: 'Icon Boards'

January 5, 2021 Cliff Notes

  • Maintaining our systems that work!

  • First installment of our look at Project-Based Learning

  • Bell Ringer: Virtual Scavenger Hunt

  • Keyboard Shortcut to get a page back that you just closed

  • Did You Know: First installment of 'Digital Intelligence' (DQ)

December 22, 2020 Cliff Notes

  • Pear Deck's 'Flashcard Factory'

  • 'Thought Bubbles & Annotations' Activity

  • video.link YouTube Safety

  • Candy Cane History!

  • Life in 2057 Writing Prompt

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

December 15, 2020 Cliff Notes

  • Ditch That Textbook's Bell Ringers & Activities

  • Digital Choice Boards with a Fake Instagram Template!

  • Examples of Proficiency Scale & Choice Menu

  • Add Voice Over to Google Slides with Screencastify

  • Free template sites for Google Slides

  • Smartphone for Pets writing prompt

Dec. 8, 2020 Cliff Notes

Google Forms Galore!

'I Survived' Book Series Read Aloud Links

Intro. to Bell Ringers

Dec. 1, 2020 Cliff Notes

Block Scheduling Strategies

Google Meet Hand Raising Feature

Delay-Send your Emails

November 17, 2020 Cliff Notes

  • Digital Extension & Enrichment Project Ideas

  • Digital Interactive Notebooks

  • Awesome Digital Writing Prompts

  • Daily Agenda Slide Deck Template for Remote

Cliff Notes for November 10, 2020 Newsletter:

  • Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you!

  • Class/Teacher Information Template

  • Digital Choice Board Templates

  • Common Sense Media article on reminders for remote learning

Cliff Notes for September 30, 2020 Issue

~Google Slides with Narration Using Screencastify

~Review of Screencastify

~Creating Assignments in Google Classroom

~Google Slides Keyboard Shortcuts

Cliff Notes for September 22, 2020 Issue

~Screencastify Intro.

~Londonderry's Approved Apps List

~Google Drive and Cool Keyboard Shortcuts

~Live Whiteboard Tools

~Take it or Leave it Articles

Websites, Tools, and Apps for Teaching and Learning: Click link below!

Londonderry's Approved Apps

District INFO Site

(for all features of the info site, including folders, you need to use the Edge Browser)

http://info - from school

Info.londonderry.org - from home

Ability to look up staff members by either first or last name. Has email and picture to go with each name.

      • Munis (payroll, days off, benefits)

      • Access to Staff Development Portal

      • Link to Aspen (grading system)

      • Folders for Sped ed. And each school

      • Curriculum maps

      • Place an IT help request

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Improve Motivation

Problem-based tasks can motivate learners like never before...especially when they truly understand the steps they take toward a solution are preparing them for their work in the future.

Jay McTighe & Associates: https://jaymctighe.com/resources/#1521225059547-6b53d411-2ed8

Preparing our Kids for Their Future

We all have organized our classes into groups- whether it's assigned group work or student-chosen groups, perhaps we can put a twist on group work. Our learners can benefit greatly when the work they do in school better represents the complex problem-solving, adaptability and the methods needed to accomplish a goal or complete a task. Future jobs will require working collaboratively with others...in what is called a "Gig-Economy".
Why does this matters to educators? We are preparing our students for a future that might have them working with groups in different geographies, different time-zones and different cultures. Adaptability to new tools and new workflows are tools our learners can practice while they're with us, in their K-12 setting.
TechTarget describes a "gig-economy" as a free-market system where companies and organizations hire freelancers, part-time, project-based workers, independent contractors or temporary workers for short-term purposes. "Gig" simply comes from the music industry, a slang term meaning a job for a short period of time.

Micah Shippee has tweaked the way he groups his Social Studies students. This chart shows the class period, what task has been assigned, and specific guiding questions that create building blocks toward the final goal.

Leveraging Emergent Technology to Achieve Educational Goals