Publish and Unpublish as Instructional Tools

If you have been in a classroom in the past 19 months (since March 2020) you already know about the power of the publish and […]

POUR for More than IEP Students

The practices exemplified through POUR guidelines exemplify why accessibility address more than only students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs). POUR guidelines #infographic shows how to […]

Universal Design for Learning Framework

The Universal Design for Learning framework is a more recent approach to instructional design. With the rise in Internet-enabled platforms, K-12 classroom educators are now […]

Stick to an Announcement Schedule

The best interaction in an online course is the interaction you create through suspense. By creating an Announcement Schedule you can stick to, you build […]

Units of Design

Units of Design When designing components of a course, elements of a lesson, or just a stand-alone online experience it can be useful to consider […]

Be an Online Teacher to be Proud of!

Be an online teacher to be proud of! To be an online teacher to be proud of you need specific skills. Those skills build on […]

UDL Principles

UDL Principles The Universal Design for Learning Principles (UDL) can increase retention in classroom interactions, programs of choice, and school in general. Everyone should care […]

Community of Inquiry (COI)

The basis for building K-12 online courses is the Community of Inquiry (COI) theoretical framework. Community of Inquiry The Community of Inquiry theoretical framework represents […]

How to Organize a Module

If you’re reading this post you likely use a teacher using a learning management system (LMS). And if you are a K-12 teacher right now, […]

Synchronous Teaching as 1:1, Input: Return

Taking teaching and learning online has a distinct look and feel in K12. Many educators tried to replicate classroom teaching with synchronous teaching as 1:1, […]

3 Guidelines to Design an Effective Online Course

The top three requirements for designing an effective online course are all related to teacher presence. The teacher has to be present in the¬†communication¬†throughout the […]

Start Here: K-12 Instructional Design

Instructional design is not developed as a standalone skill set in K-12. The instructional designer skills in K-12 can best be described as somewhere between […]

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