October 30, 2014

Thinking About Flipping Your Classroom? Check out These Simple Ways To Get Started

The Flipped Classroom is a fairly new strategy that flips traditional classroom teaching to offer a more student centered approach.  A flipped classroom is a teaching strategy that uses technology to record a teacher's lesson, and have students watch the lecture at home as opposed to the teacher lecturing in class. A benefit to this is students can watch the lectures at their own pace, and as many times as needed. A flipped classroom allows more time for activities during class outside of lecturing, such as collaborating learning projects, and assessments. By completing the  "homework" in the classroom this allows for more teacher and student interaction. A flipped classroom is more student-centered, versus a traditional classroom being more teacher-centered.

October 29, 2014

BUDDY TIME WITH EDUCREATIONS

Collaboration is important at any age. We should empower our students to be explorers, and engage and be a part of their own learning. 

A 4th grade classroom paired with a kindergarten class to have buddy time, get to know each other, and learn a new tool. 





BUDDY TIME WITH EDUCREATIONS

October 20, 2014

Create a Digital Citizen- Resources to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week Oct. 19-25th



Digital Citizenship Week is October 19-25th. Digital Citizenship Week is all about teaching kids how to think critically, be safe, and make smart and responsible decisions when using digital media. Find out what Digital Citizenship is from Digizen and how you can help students become more responsible and proactive user of online technologies.
Many other organizations like Digizen have made it easy for teachers, and parents to teach these concepts to students in very practical ways.

October 17, 2014

Extensions, Add-Ons and Apps, Oh My! How to Utilize Google in Your Classroom

Google Apps for Education has totally transformed the way we teach and communicate inside and outside of the classroom. Through tools like Google DriveGoogle HangoutsGoogle Earth andBlogger, we can create authentic learning experiences for our students more than ever by promoting collaboration and helping them access their work anywhere and anytime.



Curious to learn more about how to better use Google in your classroom? Come to the official EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit on Oct. 17-18 in St. Louisand talk to Brown in person. Get your ticket here for free!

October 15, 2014

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15 Powerful Presentation Tools for Educators. 

October 4, 2014

Get Google-ly With Google! The Best Google Apps For Google-ly Teachers

What a fabulous day of sharing and learning at the Google Apps for Education Summit in St. Louis. My mind is literally blown! A day of everything Google, and  I'm feeling quite "Google-ly"

I really enjoyed sharing in my session the different ways you could use Google Apps to communicate and collaborate with students and other educators, like Google Hangouts, Google Lit Trips, and some fun ways to create videos and presentations with the tools like WeVideoVideo.Notes, and Present.Me

I had the opportunity to present...

September 26, 2014

Array Hunt With iPads and Educreations 2.0



I've always been a huge fan of Educreations, a free whiteboard and recording app and website. I have included the app as one of my favorites on a few of my past blog posts.
They have just introduced some new and improved features of their product, that will make using EduCreations even more productive. Educreations 2.0 version is better then ever!

September 25, 2014

Fire Safety & Prevention Week Made Easy, With Sparky's Stories



Fire Safety and Prevention Week is October 5-11th. 
Teaching Fire Safety is easy when you have the help of Sparky the Dog! The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) provides a variety of fun free apps and other resources for teachers to use in the classroom.