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Help students say goodbye to test anxiety

Stress and anxiety might start surging for you and your student this time of year, so try out these three simple, research-supported strategies to reduce stress and test anxiety and actually boost academic performance!


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Are you grading for learning or points?

As the semester winds down and you prepare to submit final grades, you may find yourself grading piles of papers while students attempt to turn in late work at the final hour.  This can be stressful and overwhelming and does little to improve learning. It doesn't have to be this way! If you are feeling the end-of-the-marking-period crunch, here ...

Five strategies for fast and effective feedback

Last week, I shared some thoughts on giving more effective feedback to students.  Today, I’m discussing teachers’ #1 complaint about grading: TIME.   In a day already filled with competing priorities, it’s difficult to find time to grade student work.  I know first-hand the fee...

Begin Again: 3 Ways to Harness the Power of Beginnings in your Classroom

Have you ever wondered why so many of us make New Year’s resolutions?  I mean, there are 365-ish days per year and any one of them is just as good as another for making a meaningful life change.  So why are Google searches for the word “diet” 82% higher on January 1 than on a typical day? Dan Pink, in his recent book...

11 things you didn’t know you could do in Zoom

If you ever feel like you aren't using Zoom to its fullest potential or can't keep up with new features, check out the video below: 11 things you didn't know you could do in Zoom. Topics include: 1. Sharing slides as a virtual background 2. Sharing just a portion of your screen 3. Annotating on a shared screen 4. Pinn...

Digital Discussions

What is it?

A digital discussion forum is a great alternative to in-class discussions.  Students type their responses, and all students in the class can view and respond to each other’s posts. I will share additional ways you can use a digital discussion below. 

Favorite digital assessment tools

Today I’m sharing four of the best digital assessment tools!  It wasn’t easy to narrow down this list (I even included an honorable mention section) but these teacher favorites span across grade levels and subjects.   Want even more ideas?  Check out our database of digital ass...

The Ultimate Teach-from-Home Resource List

Last week, I shared some  and some favorite tools to help you use video in your digital classroom. (, , and to be precise.) These will help you set up your digital classroom, stay connected with your students, and provide instruction online.  

Make videos engaging and interactive with Edpuzzle!

Earlier this week, I shared how screencasts can help your lessons continue outside of the classroom.  Today, I’m sharing a tech tool that engages students in video and provides analytics to the teacher on student progress. 

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A Teacher’s Guide to Screencasting

What is screencasting? 

A screencast is a video recording of your computer screen, including audio narration.  Screencasts are a great way to teach a lesson digitally, provide a step-by-step tutorial, or create a simple video usin...

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