The ELANCO Leading Edge

By Tim Leister | A collection of educational and edtech related articles for ELANCO Teachers

Self-Editing Tools for Student Writing in Google Docs

One of the best features of Google Docs is the ability to share your work with others so they can offer comments and suggestions. As awesome as that …

Writing

Create Image Collages with Google Drawings

Creating collages of images is a basic digital literacy skill, and I have a new browser-based favorite tool for this media product: Google Drawings! …

Digital Citizenship

Resources Accommodations

Accommodation Resources<p>All of my resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 United States license …

Great printable picture that shows what we do with every element on the periodic table. #STEM #science #edchat https://t.co/h8AEheOP7I

Creating an Edtech Ecosystem in your Classroom

It has long been known that edtech is a key tool in improving student’s productivity and overall learning experience. In today’s modern society, …

Education Technology

Things You Must Know About Project Based Teaching

Engagement, collaboration, interaction, exploration, ownership, evaluation, authority, research and a lot more that you will notice your students</i> …

Teaching

How to design your blog - Tips from a teenager

Today we’re talking blog design. Are you starting to create a blog and wondering how you can get it looking great?<p>Or maybe you’ve been blogging for a …

Digital Marketing

Four Fantastic Feedback Tools for Google Docs

In the past when a student turned in the paper copy of their essay, story, report, or project, it was common for their teacher to pull out a red pen …

Google Docs

Battling Against Traditional Perceptions of Teaching and Learning

My goal with blended learning has always been to shift the focus from me to my students. I want to place <i>them</i> at the center of learning. I want <i>them</i> to …

Pedagogy

3 Quick Formative Assessment Examples for Teachers

How do you check for understanding in your classroom? When we use formative assessment strategies, we’re on a fact-finding mission. As educators, we …

6 Ways to Use Google Cardboard in Your Classroom Tomorrow

One of my most popular posts this year has been a list of my favorite apps for Google Cardboard (check it out here). With this super cool and …

Google Cardboard

The Professional Development Problem

Pin<p>Stumble<p>Share<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>While debate about professional development expands, educator hopes for feeling supported are shrinking. We can be hopeful …

Professional Development

How to use Google Forms to make a ‘Choose your own Adventure’ book

<b>Don’t want to read the whole post? Follow these simple steps.</b>• Create your Google Form and add an introduction to the story.<br>• Add a multiple-choice …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback

<b>I have a confession to make: I am terrible at handing back papers.</b> That sounds silly, right? I mean, you literally just hand the paper to the kid …

Teaching

Encouraging Summer Reading with Authentic Experiences

It’s June. Many are itching to call it a year. The local swimming pool is open, and it’s much more inviting than that next page in the textbook –> …

Libraries

The Five Biggest Fears that Kept Me from Empowering Students

<i>We want to empower students. However, this can be scary for teachers. Here are some of the fears I felt as a teacher as I made this shift toward</i> …

Teaching

How math education can catch up to the 21st century

In 1939, the fictional professor J. Abner Pediwell published a curious book called “The Saber-Tooth Curriculum.”<p>Through a series of satirical …

Learning

Flipgrid for Literature Circles? Yes, Please!

Flipgrid is a video discussion community that is perfect for Literature Circles. This secure digital platform allows students to use video as a tool …

Education

6 End-Of-Year Google Classroom Clean-up Tips

As the school year winds down, most teachers go through some sort of check-out procedure for their physical classrooms, making sure everything is …

iOS

Google Slides: Create Shapes with Polyline Tool - Teacher Tech

A useful tool for younger (and older) students to know is the Polyline tool in Google Slides. This is a type of line creation where students click to …

How Can We Use Robotics To Support All Curricular Topics? | @WonderWorkshop

Remote control toy or real learning tool? As a blue robot dressed as a teapot darts across the classroom and knows over a stack of cups, I realize …

Kids

Creating Animated Comic Strips with Google Sites and Scratch Coding

Creating Dialogue between Characters: To create a Comic Strip/Graphic Story you will need to know how to create a dialogue between sprit...

How can you teach blogging to kids? - KIDS' BLOG CLUB

For many bloggers, blogging isn’t something that you teach or take a class in, it’s just something that you jump right in and do.<p>But nowadays many …

Chromebooks Redefine Learning in the Classroom | The G Suite Show

A Powerful Way to End the School Year

One of our strategies that teachers enjoy using at the end of the school year is a practical, easy-to-use tool we call Celebrating Learning With Year …

This Online Audio Editor Is Beautiful

Beautiful Audio Editor is a free audio editor that you can use in the Chrome and Firefox web browsers. Beautiful Audio Editor lets you record spoken …

6 Good Websites that Provide Open Digital Textbooks for Teachers

May 20, 2017<br>In response to a couple of requests we received from our readers here in <i>EdTech and Mlearning</i>, we went ahead and curated for you the …

Learning

Student-Created Google Classroom Classes for Literature Circles

Student voice and choice have always been critical components of the Literature Circle experience and these can be greatly enhanced through the use …

#GoogleEDU Update