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Today’s tip is about a completely free single page website that teachers can use to have several fully-editable widgets on their screen at once. It’s super-duper easy to use, there’s no log-in, no ads, and it loads in just a couple of seconds.
UPDATE: Sept 12, 2019: The huge response of teachers wanting to use this really cool extension to be more efficient and save their sanity has resulted in the need to update the extension. It is not currently available for download/install. The target date for the new and improved extension is Sept 20, 2019. Ever since …
One of the best ways to accelerate student learning is to ensure grade-level work is offered to all students and that students are able to engage in the work with “productive struggle.” It can be challenging to do that when students are several grade levels behind. Scaffolding is one way to support students in taking …
I started my teaching career immediately after a December graduation, taking over for a teacher who had been fired mid-year due to poor classroom management. I was a whopping five years older than my students and I still have nightmares about my 5th-period class from that year. Twenty-seven years and two states later, I shifted from the classroom to the district level, supporting teachers as an Ed Tech Instructional Coach for Aurora Public Schools in Colorado. In my career, I’ve taught Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Computer Technology.
I’m passionate about equity, teaching, travel, and football – especially my beloved Longhorns and Broncos.
*Although I may mention the school district where I work, the opinions expressed within the pages of this site are wholly my own.