Tips and ideas for teaching high school ELA

7 Creative Ways to Use Canva in the Classroom

7 Creative Ways to Use Canva in the Classroom

If you’re looking to capitalize on your students’ creativity, then you need to consider using Canva in the classroom.  Do you remember those DIY books “_______ for Dummies?” Well, I have your  “Graphic Design for Dummies” tech tool: Canva.  Not familiar with it? In a nutshell, Canva is an online graphic design tool that can […]

How to Increase Student Interest by Using Virtual Field Trips in the Classroom

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I’m a traveler. I love exploring new places, trying new food, learning history, soaking in the local culture. I’ve had the amazing opportunity to take students along on some of these adventures. But, unfortunately, that’s not always possible. Virtual field trips to the rescue. The last few years have seen a rise in the popularity of these interactive, online trips. Not only have they replaced standard in-person trips, they’ve opened up a whole new world of possibilities.

Using Escape Rooms in the Classroom

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Escape rooms have become popular in the last few years. A chance for people to test their knowledge, critical thinking skills, and teamwork in a race against the clock.

As teachers, we strive to bring those same skills to our students. Why not take this same concept and use it to engage our students?

5 Ideas for Using QR Codes in the Classroom to Increase Engagement

QR codes have become all the rage over the last year. From menus to sign-up forms to catalogs, our society has steadily made the shift from paper to digital.

QR codes aren’t just for displaying the menu of arguably the best ice cream in Savannah, GA (judging by the long lines). How about using QR codes in the classroom?

4 Easy Tools to Use for Quick Data Collection

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In today’s educational sphere, data is king. And while “data-driven decision making” may not be the buzzword catchphrase it used to be (I’m looking at you early 2010s), data collection still at the forefront of every educator’s – and every administrator’s – mind.

Sure, data collection sounds like a great idea. We all want to reach our students where they’re at and challenge them to grow and improve, right? And that precious, elusive data will, in theory, provide us with all the answers. The problem is – when exactly are we supposed to collect this data in our already crammed days?