My teacher is WRONG, again…

You’re the teacher. In most cases, you know the answer. But have you ever tried being wrong on purpose? The goal of education isn’t to prove the teacher knows everything about any given subject. The goal should be for students to learn as much as possible about...
Add a Little Music to Your Classroom!

Add a Little Music to Your Classroom!

We have all heard it and most of us have probably done it. The typical call for attention in classrooms tends to be counting down or something along the lines of, “If you can hear my voice, clap once. If you can hear my voice, clap twice.” In my classroom, instead of...
The RIGHT Way to Use Videos in the Classroom

The RIGHT Way to Use Videos in the Classroom

Using video in the classroom can be a really great tool to assist in teaching a lesson. If not done correctly, it can also give students an opportunity to catch up on some sleep they missed the night before or write a note to their friend sitting across the room. Try...
4 Tips to Use Video:  Extending Study Abroad to your Classroom

4 Tips to Use Video: Extending Study Abroad to your Classroom

In 2011, I was given the opportunity to teach an incredible class of 5 to 7 year old students at Great Abington Primary School just outside of Cambridge, England through the British Schools Experience at USF. It was one of the most impactful teaching experiences I...
6 Apps for Digital Storytelling!

6 Apps for Digital Storytelling!

Spark Video: Adobe’s Spark Video is an intuitive app that creates clean, well-produced video that can be almost immediately incorporated into the classroom. The videos can contain images, video, icons, voiceover audio, automatic transitions, and background music and...
Lesson Idea: YouTube Book Reviews

Lesson Idea: YouTube Book Reviews

"Hey guys! Back with another video!" Video book reviews on YouTube. Kids are watching videos and using YouTube like nobody’s business these days. YouTube stars are getting millions of hits and the eSports star, Ninja, is on the cover of the latest ESPN magazine. How...