Teaching Above the Test

As a STEM, Project Based Learning educator, I share all the projects I have developed for use in my middle school science and engineering design classroom. I write about edtech, gamification, and differentiation, sharing my experiences and discoveries. I pay particular attention to things that can be used by all educators in their daily practice without having to invest a lot of time or money.

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Posts by Teaching Above the Test

Experience Points for Student Goal Setting

A couple of days ago, I posted about using forms and sheets for student reflections. As I was pushing it out to students, I started […]

Reflective Students with Google Forms and Sheets

It is the end of the semester, and like most teachers, my colleagues and I are currently under the barrage of with last minute regrade requests […]

Drag and drop with Google Draw and Slides

This morning, as I was looking over my upcoming lessons on analyzing webs I found out that the app I used to create drag and […]

First Perfect Hit - Tweaks to the Boss Battles

A couple of months ago I shared with you how to create Boss Battles using Google Forms and Sheets and assign XP automatically using the Vlookup function. […]

Five ways to use Pop-ups

A couple of days ago, @JakeMillerTech posted a way to create a pop-up window on Google Docs. When you see the phrase "Code a popup […]

Collaborative Annotations Using Scrible

Book annotation 2 by Katherine Stone As many of you may have experienced in your own educational journey, at some point I was taught about annotating […]

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Eight reasons to love GoFormative

In a recent tweet, my good friend and colleague @JudyZaccheo posted the following "challenge" After trying @Goformative years ago and hating it....I think I’m finally […]

The "Once a Zero - Always a Zero" policy as a first step

First Step by Porapak Apichodilok  Every year at this time, I get pushback from many of my educator friends and the parents of my students for AdVENTURE's […]

Beat the Teacher - Back to School Edition

On many occasions during the game-based learning and gamification Tweeter chats I participate in, we've talked about game skins (#games4ed, #XPLAP). For those of you that may […]

Internet search like a pro - a lesson

Google Search Engine by Simon Steinberger Back when I first got a notebook cart (yes, that tells you how long ago it was), I used to […]

Digital Citizenship for Educators - KQED Teach

Pixabay via Pexels  Over the last several years educators have worked hard to increase their use of media in the classroom. We have witnessed how students […]

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