Over the summer, I have had the privilege to attend some incredible professional learning events. ISTE has been a highlight of my summer the past two years and I can't wait to share with you what I have learned. I cannot fit all my takeaways into one post, so I'd encourage you to check out the #ISTE19 and #NotAtISTE hashtags on Twitter to see what was going on during the event.
Top 5 Takeaways - ISTE 2019
You can use Pages to create self-paced workbooks! If you didn't have the chance to visit the Apple pop-up classroom, I would encourage you to visit the Apple Teacher Learning Center to see what they were sharing. It was so cool to use the Pages workbook to walk through the stations. I can't wait to start creating more in Pages this year! Develop a coaching cycle for your school. I listened to so many tech and instructional coaches share their best practices and while all different, at the heart they centered on the same things. Ultimately, as coaches we want to help our …
"Do you get it?""Does that make sense?" "Do you understand?"
Since I can't actually get inside my students heads, I find myself constantly asking myself and asking my students these questions. I want to ensure they understand the concept and be able to work in small groups with the students that need additional assistance. When technology was introduced into my classroom, I knew there had to be a better way.
I discovered these three tools and my classroom has never been the same! Socrative Socrative is a great option for getting student feedback right away. Teachers can create quizzes, polls, or activities and launch them from the teacher version. Students join the "Room" and are able to answer the questions. My favorite things about Socrative are the wide variety of question types (MC, FR, TF, etc) and the "See How We Did" button. The button allows you to not only see how many got it right and how many got it wrong, but also how man…
Blender is an incredibly powerful 3D modeling tool and it can seem intimidating initially. This article will help you create your first project in Blender so that you can see how incredibly fun it can be as well.
To begin this project, delete everything in the default scene and create a mesh cylinder using the Add menu.
To make sure that it’s the proper size, switch the Units to Imperial in the Properties Editor scene tab and change the Length to Inches. Open up the 3D View sidebar with the hotkey “N”, and then change the dimensions to be 2.6, 2.6, and 4.83 for the X, Y, and Z values.
Switch into Edit Mode for the Cylinder, and add a loop cut with the hotkey Ctrl+R. …