Understanding The Difference Between #eLearning and #mLearning #Infographic

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Although eLearning (electronic learning, or online learning) and mLearning (mobile learning) seem similar, they have distinct differences. When I think of eLearning, I imagine an ongoing course I take online, that lasts multiple weeks or a semester. I think of mLearning as sitting in my car and looking at a YouTube video on my phone […]

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Curriculum Development and Differentiated Instruction Tool FREE for Teachers


Howdy y’all! (had to give a throwback to my Texas roots!) I’ve been at OTES training for the last week, and I’ve been thinking about differentiated instruction, lesson planning, and curriculum mapping (Oh my!). One of the ways the OTES rubric rates teachers “Accomplished” or “Skilled” on Assessment Data, Focus for Learning, and Differentiation is […]

Response to Intervention (RTI): Success for Every Student #Infographic


Is RTI a noun, verb, or adjective? Is it an animal, vegetable, or mineral? Response to intervention (RTI) is not a “thing” per se, but rather a framework or model that utilizes instructional strategies such as universal screening and on-going data analysis to inform instructional interventions. The purpose of RTI is to provide all students […]

Hacking Your Inbox – Changing Email Names, Adding Notes, and Prioritizing Using #Sortd

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If you are anything like me, you use your email inbox as a to-do list. I’ve been using Gmail since 2005, and I’ve hacked it in various ways to include a very complicated labeling system, a series of stars, and marking emails as unread to come back to them. I also use a series of […]

Types of Visual Content to Improve Learner Engagement #Infographic (HINT: Brains Love Visuals!)

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Types of Visual Content to Improve Learner Engagement Infographic The Types of Visual Content to Improve Learner Engagement Infographic presents the 10 most widely used and effective visual tools that you can incorporate in your eLearning courses. 1. Photographs Meaningful and relevant photographs stir audience emotions and compel them to pay attention to the content. […]

Best Practices: The “Placemat Consensus” Technique Improved, Using Technology

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One of the best practices a teacher can use in the classroom is grouping students into small (3 – 5 student) groups, who then work together to complete a task. Each student spends a few minutes brainstorming, and writing their own statements about a topic, in their own space. Then, a group leader writes the […]

Expanding the Idea of Student “Centers” to High School – and Including the “In-Class Flip”

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I recently asked a teacher at the high school about flipping his class. He said, “Amy, I love the idea of flipping my class, but my students simply won’t watch the videos at home. I have a few who do watch them, and then the other ones come to class unprepared. They have to catch […]

Do Your Students Feel Like Peons, or Partners? Using Positive Feedback to Propel Student Growth


How many times do you think the average student hears this line? If you don’t do x, you are going to fail your test. It’s the truth. If the student doesn’t learn x, they may very well fail their test. Maybe it’s the end of chapter test, or the state test. But if students don’t […]