I’m pleased to be presenting a series of webinars for MyInfinitec.org on Wednesdays in October. Each webinar is designed to help educators leverage the power of Google Docs to boost the engagement of ALL learners. Each session will take a look at ways to use the design features available in this free and accessible mainstream suite of tools to support the principles of Universal Design for Learning, UDL
Have you been trying to find an easy way for students to add audio to their Google Slides? It’s time to turn up student creativity in your classroom with the new audio feature in Google Slides.
Great news, Google has added an Insert Audio button to their interface, making it super simple for students to power up their projects with narration and music
Would you like to design and facilitate student-driven learning projects that require students to construct knowledge as they create? Google Slides can be a useful tool for providing students with learning experiences that break traditional barriers and engage them in the process of creating.
Join me and Simple K12 for an in-depth look at great ways to use Google Slides in innovative ways that go well beyond the typical student presentation. We’ll even provide you with some templates for modification and reuse.
Join us for this FREE Google Day of Learning on May 4 at 2 pm EST.
Get More Great Ways to Use Google Drive
Find a comprehensive collection of resources to leverage the power of Google Drive in your classroom on the Google page of this blog.
With abundant access to data, schools can personalize learning to help each student demonstrate success in a standards-based learning environment. Educators who provide students with learning experiences based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning, UDL, can greatly boost the engagement of ALL learners, not just students with significant learning needs.
I created the original Digital Differentiation model in 2011 for use as a professional development resource to help teachers leverage the power of technology as a tool for learning. The model has been frequently updated throughout the years to reflect the growth, progress, and use of data to inform instruction.
On April 24, 2019, a webinar featuring the 2019 edition of Digital Differentiation was presented via Simple K-12. Members can watch the archived version by clicking on the link below. Not a member? Join our mailing list below to receive updates on when and where to catch a session.
Interested in a personalized session for your school or organization? Please connect and share your ideas below.
Are you looking for ways how to leverage the power of technology to maximize student learning? Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through four specific levels: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR). The higher the level of activity the greater the educational benefit.
Join Our Webinar: Teaching Above the Line – Using the SAMR Model for Tech Integration
This webinar will show how to use the SAMR model of technology integration as a guide for planning and implementing classroom learning experiences that take student learning to higher levels.
Join me and Simple K12 on Wednesday, April 17th @ 6 pm EST as we look at some traditional standards-aligned learning tasks and walk them up the line to show how to transform your teaching and “Teach Above the Line.”
Educators who engage students in the collaborative writing process can help them acquire the 21st-Century Skills needed to be successful in school and beyond. A digital writing workshop can provide students with opportunities to become active participants in their own learning. All it takes is a well-executed plan powered by Google Docs.
Welcome to the Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners blog in its new location! Here you will find an ongoing collection of ideas for helping educators leverage the power of technology for transforming teaching and learning.
Pardon the Dust
After 10 years, the old CoolTools blog has moved to WordPress. With a few clicks, years of content made its way to the new site. The words are in tact, the posts are in order, but much of the media has been replaced by messy links. All in all, the process has given me the freedom to revisit ideas and build on them to reflect progress and shifts in the Digital Classroom of today.
The Updated Digital Classroom
The new model has been created with some hover text to provide a preview of the topics that will be explored here. Stay tuned to watch the layers unfold!
The Digital Classroom 2019 — Watch it grow!