Stacy Smith

1,270 Flips | 11 Magazines | 4 Likes | 6 Following | 8 Followers | @StacySmith4knk | Technology Coordinator for Milford Exempted Village Schools in Milford Ohio. Google Trainer and Flipboard enthusiast!!

Project-based Learning: Are You Focused on the Project or the Learning?

As the Gallup poll and countless others have pointed out, many of our students are increasingly less engaged in their own education. Much of this is …

Pedagogy

Student Self-Discovery with PEP (Personalized Enrichment Projects)

Bena Kallick<p>Bena Kallick is a private consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, …

Teaching

From Traditional High School Learning to Co-Creating Learning Experiences

Craig Gastauer<p>Craig Gastauer is working to bring students and teachers together at the design table so that they may co-create relevant, authentic, …

Get ready for the NEW Google Classroom

This past week during the 2018 ISTE conference in Chicago, Google made quite a few announcements that will impact you this fall when you return to …

The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn't Tech. It's Evolved Teaching.

I often hear people question whether teachers are willing to embrace technology, but if we really want to transform teaching and learning, I think …

Education Technology

Assessing Learning Without a Test

For my <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> challenge, the nonnegotiables were that the product must persuade the reader that mockingbirds, as a symbol of the …

It's Time to Rethink School Schedules, Report Says

School schedules leave teachers little room for collaboration and reflection, according to a new report.

SNEAK PEEK: Kasey's 2018 ISTE Presentations!

Pinterest<p>SNEAK PEEK: Shake Up Learning’s ISTE Presentations 2018!<p>Hey, y’all!<p>I promised that I would be sharing EVERYTHING from the ISTE conference …

Education Technology

First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education

LA’s most exclusive school sits on SpaceX’s campus and skips sports, music, and languages.<p>In a corner of SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, …

Elon Musk

Infusing #Flipgrid into Your Classroom

Looking for ways to infuse your classroom with meaningful technology? Look no further because I have the tool for you!<p>In this 10 part series on …

Backchanneling: The Why, How, and What (Best Tool)

As I wrote previously, digital tools can support and enhance discussion among learners and adults. As a supplement to traditional discussion …

Education Technology

7 Ways to Increase Student Success

As you read this you probably have a lot of ideas floating through your head about the amazing learning activities you’re going to experience with …

Pedagogy

Using Flipgrid in Instrumental Music

I discovered Flipgrid over the summer during some online PD I was participating in and it was pretty much love at first sight! Throughout the summer …

Education Technology

10 Important Google Classroom Activities for Teachers

Here is one of our popular Google Classroom visual we shared in the past. The visual features 10 important tasks teachers should be able to do on …

Education Technology

Create Interactive Agendas with Google Slides

Time, or more accurately the lack thereof, is the number one “pain point” most teachers experience. They don’t feel they have enough time to get …

Education Technology

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

Pinterest<p>Help Students Get Organized, Track Progress, Take Notes, and more with Google Keep!<p>Google Keep is a robust G Suite tool that can help …

Education Technology

Instead of thinking of ways it won’t work — try thinking of ways it could

Over the last few weeks (if I am being honest, the time frame is larger than this), I have heard time and time again, reasons ideas WON’T work. Each …

MakerSpace Resources

Help Your Students Develop A Personal Brand

<b>By: Kristen Swanson</b><p>Work. You go there almost every day, with a specific goal in mind. Whether you’re a teacher, administrator, instructional coach, …

Be Firm in Your Principles. Be Flexible in Your Practices.

I'm a big advocate of positive and productive change. If one thing is certain, it's change. There will be change, and we must adapt. Our students …

3 Questions To Challenge Practices That No Longer Work in Education

I read this snippet from the article, “Why Children Aren’t Behaving, And What You Can Do About It,” (a great read) in an interview with author …

Restorative Justice in School: An Overview

<b>Listen to my interview with Victor Small (transcript):</b><p>Sponsored by Pear Deck and Peergrade<p>This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a …

Teaching

Inserting Videos in Google Drawings

Most people wouldn’t see a need for videos in Google Drawings, but a teacher – especially one that uses HyperDocs – could probably think of thousands …

Essential Design Thinking Videos and Methods

<i>The following resources are recommended in order to assist you to better understand Design Thinking. These resources, videos, and tools should be</i> …

Use the Google Docs Explore tool to build student research skills

Did you know there is an easy way to bring the power of Google Search into a Google Doc, and use it to develop your students’ research skills?The</b> …

How Creating Choice Transformed My K-8 Art Studio

Ellen Tarabara<p>Ellen Tarabara is a K-8 art teacher who believes in reevaluating traditional educational philosophies, instruction, and assessment …

Personalized Learning for Teachers: 10 Steps to Success

Everyone agrees that personalized learning is the best way to improve outcomes for students. Most teachers are pressured to differentiate instruction …

When We All Teach Text Structures, Everyone Wins

<b>It’s a given that we want our students to read well.</b><p>We want them to handle challenging material strategically, to comprehend all of its nuances …

Teaching

Some Helpful Gmail Tips for Teachers

Gmail is one of the best email services out there. It offers a wide variety of features and functionalities to help you manage your emails more …

To Spark and Scale Innovation Across School Districts, ‘Every Day Is Day One’

Running a lemonade stand may be the most entrepreneurial project that many students get to experience. But increasingly, schools leaders want to take …