Thursday, February 4, 2016

Student Centered Instructional Methods

Student Centered Instructional Methods

I’m a teacher. Now what do I do? Thanks Mia with An Ethical Island for this wonderful list of ideas!!

The List is Out!! 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016

50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps 
For 2016

(Click on the image above)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

African-American Authors Interactive Calendar

African-American Authors Interactive Calendar

Click on the picture to get this wonderful interactive calendar. To learn more about the book and authors, click on the images within the pdf. Great for all ages! 
Happy Black History!!!

Thank you Tia from Tech with Tia for once again producing an awesome interactive calendar!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Active Learning Activities to Enhance Classroom Instruction

I am excited to announce my Active Learning Activities to Enhance Classroom Instruction training. It has developed from a webinar to an 2 hour training with lots of hands-on time. I hope you enjoy what I have put together as I am truly passionate about active learning.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Instructional Strategies to Jumpstart Your Teacher Brain

As I was doing my daily PLN on Twitter I came across this great infographic that I just knew I needed to share. It is called "A List Of 50+ Teaching Strategies To Jumpstart Your Teacher Brain". I love this list for face to face as well as online teaching. My gears are going and I am creating a plan of action to utilize these strategies with a technology approach.

Find all the specifics on each strategy by going to:

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Power of Voki in the Classroom - Not Just for the K-12 setting

One of my favorite go to technology tools is Voki. I love creating my own personalized speaking avatars that I can use to engage learners in the content being taught, but also allow the learner to create their own avatars to explain difficult topics. I have been a user of Voki as an educator and as an educational technology specialist, and educational technology consultant. 

As an educational technology consultant I am currently working on a Lunch and Learn Webinar on Voki in Higher Education. I am very excited to present the effectiveness of using Voki in the higher education setting.

As we know 90% of what we retain is from doing (creating) and Voki does an outstanding job of bringing active learning into your classroom to engage and motivate students to want to learn. 

So what exactly is Voki you ask?
In a nutshell Voki is an interactive learning tool that allows students and teachers to create avatars to provide evidence of their knowledge and skills. 

Teachers can use Voki to launch a new lesson, go over lesson objectives, and disseminate important information. You can also embed your Voki into your learning management system, PowerPoint and other venues. 

Students can create avatars to reflect on content taught, teach about a difficult topics, deliver speeches, propaganda techniques, sum up class content, present book reports, vocabulary practice, and much more. 

The possibilities are truly endless for using Voki in you classroom!  Voki is a great tool for all grade levels including higher education.

Here are some Voki's that my students' created:

Here is one I created as part of my Online Learning Teaching certification (OLC):

Here is one that I created for my webpage:

Great for teaching topics to students!!

For all the latest and greated on Voki, make sure to follow them their social media sites.

Voki Facebook 

Voki Twitter

Voki Google+

Voki Pinterest

Increasing Active Learning Yields Big Results Infographic