3 Remote Teaching STEM Projects; TikTok, Minecraft, & eBay

3 Remote Teaching STEM Projects; TikTok, Minecraft, & eBay

It's the end of the year. Traditional paper/pencil tests seem to be tricky with remote learning.  Today I share 3 end-of-year STEM projects I did with my math & robotics classes.  They involved TikTok, Minecraft, and eBay. EPISODE NOTES I got all these ideas from other educators on social media.  In this episode, I take time to reflect on these three projects.  I talk specifically about: how I had students create a TikTok as their final math summative grade my rubric for the TikTok project reflections on what I would do differently with the TikTok project if I did it again how I introduced the Rube…
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How COVID-19 Will Change Education

How COVID-19 Will Change Education

A month ago I read an article that said schools will definitely be doing 'blended' learning permanently and that social distancing will require schools to have kids come to school on different days to lower the capacity. I thought 'well…that MIGHT happen but we can't say with certainty.' 30 days later, these are the exact things school leaders are discussing around the world. What will education look like in the Fall of 2020? What will it look like in a post-COVID-19 world? EPISODE NOTES I wanted to chat with someone about everything I had been reading online and seeing from…
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How to Boost Engagement During Remote Learning (Without Using Zoom)

How to Boost Engagement During Remote Learning (Without Using Zoom)

Four educators (from elementary to high school) share their best advice for those doing distance / remote learning, including one educator in Hong Kong who has just completed his 10th week of remote teaching. EPISODE NOTES I reached out to a handful of people on Twitter who had done distance learning for at least a couple of weeks already.  Student engagement is one of the biggest challenges in distance learning. While I originally just asked for their best tip, I love that thoughts and guidance on how to increase student engagement was a part of each of their answers. In the episode,…
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