The ELANCO Leading Edge

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

Grade 6 Would You Rather math.pdf

4 Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking

Metacognition is defined as thinking about one’s thinking or learning. More formally, “metacognition was originally referred to as the knowledge …

Goal Setting

Adobe Spark: Creativity with Visuals (It's Free) - Teacher Tech

Create Visuals with Adobe Spark<p>Adobe Spark is a free tool to create visual graphics and videos.<p>Works with G Suite<p>Adobe Spark for Education allows …

Adobe

Quizlet Unconference 2018: Quizlet for Language Teachers

Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides

I've had the pleasure of working with this company. All opinions are my own.<p>When it comes to sharing student work, there are lots of ways to …

Education Technology

Why Teaching Middle School Is So Hard

Tell people you teach middle school and you’ll get one of two responses. Either they will tell you you’re a saint and launch into a story about their …

Middle School

Google Tour Builder for any Subject

<b>Google Tour Builder</b> is one of my favorite lesser-known Google tools. If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you have probably seen me mention it …

Google Earth

Google Chrome extensions galore! 50+ for the classroom

Record a video of your screen. Split the screen of your web browser. Block ads. Keep digital sticky notes. Even make your phone ring to end a …

Set up your notifications - iPhone & iPad - Classroom Help

You can specify which email and mobile notification you receive from Classroom. You can also specify which classes you receive notifications for. All …

It's Not Just Your Imagination—Kids Have Changed

Nothing elicits an eye roll faster from students (and younger teachers!) than a conversation that starts with “back when I was in school…” because …

Using Google Drawings to create blackout poetry in the classroom

Drawing

mBot V1.1-Blue (2.4G Version)

• -Chassis<br>• -Battery Holder<br>• -Route Map<br>• -2 6P6C RJ25 Cables<br>• -4 Brass Studs<br>• -2 Motors<br>• -mCore Case<br>• -2 Wheels<br>• -2 Velcros<br>• -USB Cable<br>• -8 M3 Nuts<br>• -mCore<br>• -Me Line …

Batteries

Why Schools Should Take The Plunge Into The Deep-end Of VR

As the new academic year begins, more and more educators around the world are beginning to look for ways to incorporate virtual reality (VR) in their …

Education Technology

Storyboard That: Graphic Organizers and Comic Strips - Teacher Tech

Fun and learning come together with Storyboard That. This application allows you or students to create comic strips, storyboards or graphic …

Comic Strips

A Photo Finish: Photo Scavenger Hunts

Our admin pulled a good one on us. On our in-service schedule was “Data Review.”<p>(Which makes me want to drive screws into my nailbeds.)<p>Instead, they …

Middle School

Virtual Manipulatives | Mathematical Modelling

These virtual math manipulatives support teachers to model abstract mathematical concepts for deeper student comprehension. Similar to manipulatives …

Mathematics

Student Blogs In The Middle School And High School Classroom

A few weeks ago, we brought you the story of grade two teacher Becky Versteeg. She told us how she sets up student blogs with a new cohort of …

Middle School

Think Make Innovate

Season 3: Episode 9: Harry Potter Challenge<p>Students from Prairie Creek's Makerspace let their imaginations run wild in this ultimate makerspace …

EDU in 90: Getting Started with Team Drives

YouTube

REUSE Not Copy Your Google Form - Teacher Tech

Reuse Google Forms<p>As we start a new school year we probably have a bunch of Google Forms we used last year. Google Forms are the best thing since …

35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day

Pinterest<p>As you are adjusting to the new features inside Google Classroom that were released in August 2018, I thought it would be useful to put …

Education Technology

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on February 28, 2014<p>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use <i>Educational Technology</i> Infographic clarifies some of the habits …

Infographics

10 Tips For Making Your Blog Posts Easier To Read

Dear blogger,<p>You have such wonderful ideas to share!<p>Your content is excellent; it’s just that I find myself skimming your posts, because, to be …

Visual Design

[NEW FEATURES LAUNCH]: Post materials, add Classwork page, and updates on the To Do page

Hi everyone -<p>Last month, we announced the biggest refresh to Google Classroom ever. Those changes were a result of over a year of partnership with …

More Talking in Class, Please

Providing consistent, structured time for students to participate in collaborative conversations can improve the overall classroom environment …

Teaching

You can now embed content in Book Creator!! #AppSmash

YouTube videos, Google Docs, creations from other apps – you name it. With our latest update you can bring all of this content into Book Creator for …

Google Docs

Differentiate with Google Classroom | Episode 5 of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

Pinterest<p>How to Differentiate With Google Classroom (Episode 5 of the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast)<p>In this episode, Matt and I discuss …

Education Technology

Quiz

Quizzes

Get Started Using the Unsung Hero of Google Apps with These Google Drawings Resources!