Robert Schuetz

1,367 Added | 18 Magazines | 94 Likes | 48 Following | 1,145 Followers | @rtschuetz | NBCT & Technology Coordinator - enthusiastic about growth mindset, innovative teaching, and personalized, socially networked learning.

8 Ways to Use Technology to Engage Students Better

With the new school season, teachers are experimenting with ways to engage kids better. And parents are always looking to avoid the "pulling-out-the-hair" moments with homework. Of course, what both groups want is to make sure the kids understand the concepts and demonstrate in real-life.<p>Like …

The Emotional Weight of Being Graded, for Better or Worse

As most parents know, kids respond emotionally to the grades they receive — and well beyond the jubilation that goes with an A+ or the despair that …

Teaching

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

<i>100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on …

Learning

Technology isn’t human(e)

Why do we build our institutions on the principle that technology in-of-itself does useful or interesting things? I suspect it’s because culturally …

Artificial Intelligence

Blogfolios: The Glue that Can Hold it All Together in Learning

Digital Portfolios are so much more than a digital versions of a paper portfolio, a folder sent home at the end of the week, semester or year or an …

Pedagogy

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz<p>Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the …

Amplify Reflection

Reflection is an important component of the learning process. It can NOT be seen as an add-on, something to be cut if time is running short. We have …

Pedagogy

Top 10 Innovation & Collaboration Thoughts

A buzzword is a word, that is frequently used and fashionable at a particular time or in a particular context. Currently, innovation seems to be such …

Innovation

Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Studies suggest that many U.S. students are too trusting of information found on the internet and rarely evaluate the credibility of a website’s …

7 Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios

Image from Bill Ferriter (@plugusin)Digital portfolios are something that are really starting to take off in schools. There are different software …

Learning

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning

There are still many disagreements about how to improve the education system so that children graduate with the skills and dispositions they will …

Education

How to easily record video of your classes online (step-by-step)

Do water: a different kind of ‘listicle’

Without really thinking much about it, I’ve been “doing water” a lot lately.<p>Shared photos, old and new, have been of water … near water … in water. …

How to Create Screencasts that Don't Suck

Just about anyone can record a video of their screen and upload it to YouTube. But creating a compelling, high-quality screencast that people will …

Nocking The Arrow

Four Reasons Why a Library Makerspace Makes Perfect Sense<p><b>"Making in the library is about offering students opportunities to move from simply being</b> …

Twitter Research

Is Twitter just all about self-promotion? Academic research from Rutgers University examined the characteristics of social activity and patterns of …

Education (UK)

Digital Portfolios: Blogs VS. Seesaw

In my recent visit to Melbourne, Australia , I had the opportunity to chat with Edna Sackson (Teaching and Learning Coordinator) and Linda Wollan …

Education

What professional learning, or just learning, looks like…

<i>Speedchange.at.medium</i><p>For the fifth straight year we’ve offered a week long summer CoderDojo experience to our students. This year around 700 kids …

How Can Schools Prioritize For The Best Ways Kids Learn?

The education world is full of incremental change — the slow process of individuals learning about new strategies and approaches, trying them out, …

Teaching

How To Share YOU: Résumés, Splash Pages, and More

One of the tragic elements of high school is that we spend four years pushing students to work hard on their grades, to improve their transcripts, …

Employment

Comment on Student Blogs: Learning to Write in Digital Spaces by Beyond Pockets of Excellence in Blogging With Students – edJEWcon

[…] blog posts as a digital space to collect typed up homework assignments (Instead of a new writing genre, capable of multi-layers, higher order …

5 Opportunities to Amplify Your Writing

Writing has changed throughout history. Technology of the times has had an impact HOW, WHAT, and for WHOM we write. Nichole Pinkard affirms in a …

Writing

Climate Change and Game-Based Learning

Teaching about complex interconnected systems like global climate change can be difficult. There are many unseen pieces affecting the greater whole …

Create a Snapchat Geofilter for Your Makerspace - Worlds of Learning

Makerspaces offer us the perfect opportunity to connect with the community. This can mean the local school community, but this can also mean the …

Technology and Lifelong Learning

<b>"Most Americans feel they are lifelong learners, whether that means gathering knowledge for “do it yourself” projects, reading up on a personal</b> …

Learning

Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection

Too often, conversations about digital portfolios center on the tools: how to save, share, and publish student work. Mastering the technical …

Pedagogy

A Comprehensive Guide to Blogging Platforms and their Niches

The term blog derives from ‘web log’ and was initially coined to describe “discrete entries (posts) typically displayed in reverse chronological …

Education

My Desk-Free, Student-First Classroom

After sixteen years of teaching, I decided to get rid of one of the most basic features of a traditional classroom: desks.Continue reading on Bright »

Education

Why Even the Worst Bloggers Are Making Us Smarter

How successful networks nurture good ideas<p>Thinking Out Loud <br>by Clive Thompson<p><i>This article is adapted and excerpted from WIRED contributing editor</i> …