Levering Virtual Tours in the History Classroom

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By Tom Driscoll, BWRSD Digital Learning Director The except below is from an article that I published in “Digital Learning” Magazine.  It was co-authored with friend and EdTechTeacher colleague Shawn McCusker. VIRTUAL TOURS We all strive to help history come alive for our students.  One proven strategy is to have students engage in experiences that … Continue reading Levering Virtual Tours in the History Classroom

Making Time for Social Emotional Learning

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It's been a bit more than a year since RIDE adopted Social Emotional Learning Outcomes for all Rhode Island students. While time never seems to be on our side, making time for social emotional learning needs to be a priority not only for students in our district, but in every school across the United States.

Google Classroom: Mobile Notifications Explained

By Tom Driscoll, BWRSD Digital Learning Director (@Mr_Driscoll) A valuable feature of Google Classroom is it's mobile notification tools. This helps keep students informed of announcements, upcoming assignments, teacher feedback and more. Educators can also leverage these notification tools to streamline their workflow on when using mobile devices. Below is a slides presentation that provides … Continue reading Google Classroom: Mobile Notifications Explained

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

By Tom Driscoll (@Mr_Driscoll) A foundational piece of any learner-centered approach involves gaining a deeper understanding of our students. We know that learner variability exists, and research suggests it is growing in classrooms across the nation. It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all … Continue reading 6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

Green Screen by DoInk: Quick Guide and Resources

Thanks to Nicole Galipeau (@guiteraslibrary) and Kahley Gerrior for creating and compiling the resources below! BWRSD has recently purchased licenses to the Green Screen by DoInk app for all Elementary Library Media and K-2 Teacher iPads. What is Green Screen by Do Ink? You know what a "green screen" effect is, right? It's used in … Continue reading Green Screen by DoInk: Quick Guide and Resources