10-Part “Advanced Google Sheets to Blow Your Mind!” Part 1 – Fundations Progress Monitoring Sheet

On February 16th, 2017, I gave a presentation to a packed house entitled “10 Google Sheets to Blow Your Mind (plus some tips and tricks).” Here is the description of my talk (you can skip it if you were there 🙂 : Google Sheets is a free online data management tool that is part of […]

The Principles of Instruction #Infographic – Constant Improvement is Universal

Teaching is both an art, and a science. Many of the best teachers seem to naturally take to this model, as they perfect the art of teaching. But the science behind it makes sense, as well. Think about anything you’ve attempted to learn to do. If you wanted to learn to be a better blogger, you […]

What is Your Personal Mission As An Educational Leader?

Q: What do you want your students to do? You might say “learn all the material” or “be kind to each other” or “work well together” or “understand the curriculum.” Your school may have a mission statement. “Prepare learners of the future.” “Inspire all students.” “Develop College and Career Readiness.” “Empower all Students to Become […]

Scooping and Pinning and Pearltrees, Oh My! What’s Your Favorite Collection Tool?

Today I was reading an article from Teach Thought, “How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn.” When I got to the bottom of the article, I saw that it had been added to several Pearltrees collections. I followed the links, and found some great resources that other educators had organized. Instant […]

Nixing Negative Nancy – 10 Tips for Increasing Teacher Positivity

We all know those teachers… Teacher A: Those kids are driving me nuts! They were so bad yesterday! It was like they all snorted Pixie sticks! Jumping and screaming and acting like hooligans. And I bet they are gonna do it today, too! It’s like a troupe of monkeys! Except for that slug student. He […]

Tips, Tools, & Best Practices for #EdTech Trainers & Coaches

The Technology Integration Leaders of Ohio (TILO) put on our first Google on Air Hangout last night. We are a group of technology leaders in education who are looking to help school districts improve in their technology use. Part of our mission is to professionally develop the tech integration specialists and coaches in Ohio. It […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

#TigerTechTips 1 | Using #Canva for Postermaking

Welcome to the first edition of #TigerTechTips! I’ll be using this section of the blog to suggest pieces of technology I use for achieving success as a teacher, or with my students. I had to start with a website I use daily – www.Canva.com. Here, you can see all my creations : Amy B Hollingsworth […]

An Easy, New (FREE) Way for Teachers to Communicate With Parents | #Bloomz

In past articles, I’ve discussed the frustrating school year I just endured with my son, with a teacher who didn’t use technology. I don’t know if she didn’t want to use tech, or she just didn’t know how. But with the options available, even to “non-techie” teachers, there should not have to be slips of […]