About Mystery Skypes and why we need more

Mystery Skypes can break down a classroom's walls and open students up to the world. They're easy to set up and can be transformational.​One of […]

Switching to online student led conferences

We had been preparing for spring student led conferences for months. Feedback had been reviewed. Plans had been coordinated. Schedules The post Switching to online […]

Peer collaboration on PLPs

Standard 3-part story-driven post: 1) what it is, 2) what it looks like in a school, 3) how to do it in your school The […]

Connecting with Colleagues at Flipcon16

While I couldn't be at Flipcon16 in Allen, Texas in person, I was able to converse with flipped learning pioneer Aaron Sams, Flipcon keynote speaker […]

Cross-school goal-setting for PLPs

Motivating students around goals by connecting schools Many Vermont students have worked hard this year establishing personal and academic goals as an important part of […]

Screencasting tools for the Chromebook

As more and more school move to Chromebooks we receive lots of requests for chrome compatible programs and applications. In a time of transition to […]

MOOCs and ‘facilitation’

What are your thoughts on this – moderation and/or facilitation of MOOCs? Considering the time, effort, and cost of developing these free courses (more information […]

Adventures in Google Classroomland: The Beginning

This is the first post in what will organically grow into some sort of blogging monster, on my first year as a GClassroom user.  Enjoy […]

H is for Hangout

What can educators do with Google Hangout? Much like being friends on social media, physical proximity has little to do connecting people with other people. […]

How to use Google Hangout for screencasting

Let this powerful tool save you time There are a plethora of screencasting tools available for Mac, PC and Chromebook, but one way to create a […]

Professional development through Google Hangouts

Two years ago, our middle level team undertook a pilot project to begin work on personal learning plans (PLPs). Under the guidance of James Nagle, […]

10 ways to connect classes to global audiences

Students are connecting with audiences much bigger than their school communities every day. They tweet, share photos on Instagram and write comments on various websites. […]

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