Teaching Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Teaching Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  What are the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? There are many global challenges the world faces in the 21st Century. In 2015 the...
Improving SBAC Scores: The Missing Key

Improving SBAC Scores: The Missing Key

As reported in the Los Angeles Times, many schools have been struggling with the math assessment coming out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) design. Only 33% of students in the...
Don’t Ditch That Tech: Personalizing Content & Promoting Metacognition

Don’t Ditch That Tech: Personalizing Content & Promoting Metacognition

All teachers want to meet their students' needs, but some tasks can seem pretty daunting for beginners and experts alike. In this webinar, we tackled two scary ones: creating personalized lessons and...
Supporting Evidence in Questions

Supporting Evidence in Questions

  My teaching career started in 2014 as a special education teacher for middle schoolers (~ages 12-15). Since then, I’ve moved on to teaching...
Teaching with Limited Devices

Teaching with Limited Devices

  Teaching with technology can be frustrating. On one day, you show up to a computer lab with your class and all of the desktops have to run...
Promoting Metacognition in Classtime

Promoting Metacognition in Classtime

  No matter the subject area, all teachers want their students to be thinkers. We want them to be reflective, pursue topics in-depth, attack...
Digital Escape Rooms in your Classroom

Digital Escape Rooms in your Classroom

  If you’re not familiar with the “Escape Room” phenomenon found across the U.S., you’ve definitely missed out! Escape rooms have made...
Flip your classroom and transform your teaching

Flip your classroom and transform your teaching

  As teachers in an ever-more demanding profession, the one resource that we all wish we had more of is time. Over the past couple of years,...
Why children should learn to code

Why children should learn to code

  Learning how to code is akin to learning a new language. In a study on bilingualism published on NCBI, it was discovered that learning another language has cognitive benefits. These...
Easy ways to collect and review assessment data

Easy ways to collect and review assessment data

  Here, you’ll find the same steps to creating “Rapidfire Classtime Assessments” that were mentioned in the video, as well as the...
Creating controversy with Classtime

Creating controversy with Classtime

  Learn how to set up your own controversial prompts on Classtime, and find all of the resources that were mentioned at the end of the...
4 Blended learning models to help reach students’ goals

4 Blended learning models to help reach students’ goals

A couple decades ago, the idea of blending computer technology and traditional classroom teaching would not have been possible. Not every student had a computer in their home and reliable internet...
How teaching analytics improves your students’ learning

How teaching analytics improves your students’ learning

Previously, we discussed how Learning Analytics collects and measures student data during and after your lessons to help you refine your teaching towards creating a more effective learning experience...
3 strategies for dynamic professional learning

3 strategies for dynamic professional learning

  Challenge. Over the years, schools, districts, and educational organizations have been criticized for the traditional ways they offer professional learning for teachers. Typically, they...
Using gamification for critical thinking and test preparation

Using gamification for critical thinking and test preparation

We recently had an interview with Scott Houston, an education consultant at Educators Cooperative. Scott has played a part in the evolution of Classtime's gamification solution (Collaborative...
How to prepare thoughtful, data-backed lessons

How to prepare thoughtful, data-backed lessons

In our last post on differentiated instruction, one of the tips focussed on preparing thoughtful, data-backed lessons. The strategies you use to differentiate the learning experience in your...
4 ways to implement Differentiated Instruction strategies in the classroom

4 ways to implement Differentiated Instruction strategies in the classroom

When it comes to engaging all of your students, you’ve probably realized that students learn in different ways. Some may work best when engaged in group work, while you may find others that perform...
4 tips for making Professional Learning Communities successful in your school

4 tips for making Professional Learning Communities successful in your school

  More schools are adopting the Professional Learning Communities (PLC; learn more) process as the way to work together and reach students more effectively. PLC works. It isn’t a...
7 Ways Classtime helps save time and make a greater impact on students

7 Ways Classtime helps save time and make a greater impact on students

Inspired by an article written by our friends at Osvitoria, we’ve outlined seven ways that educators around the world use Classtime to quickly analyze their lessons, engage students with...
4 ways EdTech tools can help you prepare your students for standardized tests

4 ways EdTech tools can help you prepare your students for standardized tests

Standardized testing has long been a controversial topic among education enthusiasts. In theory, standardized tests are intended to unbiasedly measure a student’s academic performance in order to...
How learning analytics can make your teaching more effective

How learning analytics can make your teaching more effective

As technology continues to evolve and become an integral part of our everyday lives, it’s only natural that we utilize the technology to improve education as well. One aspect of technology that...
3 Approaches to foster Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom

3 Approaches to foster Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom

We see the importance of working together now more than ever. Not surprisingly, this has been a major topic in the educational world as well. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional...
5 Tips for protecting student data

5 Tips for protecting student data

In the age of the internet, tech tools and apps make it easier for teachers to engage their students and introduce new modes of collaboration and learning into their lesson plans. With the use of...
Collaborative Challenges

Collaborative Challenges

Living in a world where Google seems to answer all of our questions without having to even think about it, it’s often hard for students to understand how the knowledge they’re learning in the...
How to create great multiple choice questions in 3 simple steps

How to create great multiple choice questions in 3 simple steps

Well-crafted multiple choice questions are like a clean window. If the question is articulated clearly and concisely, it allows you to see what the student does and doesn’t know. These fixed choice...
4 Scaffolding strategies that lead to greater student independence

4 Scaffolding strategies that lead to greater student independence

Every student has their own individual knowledge and experience, and your job as a teacher is to support each one of them in their educational goals by providipng them with the tools and motivation...
Turning your classroom into a collaborative learning community

Turning your classroom into a collaborative learning community

No matter what grade level you teach, creating a productive and engaging class environment is important for student success. While it can be difficult to gain the trust and respect of your students,...
Tips to actively engage your language class

Tips to actively engage your language class

In today’s globalized world, speaking multiple languages can be useful in many ways. The problem with becoming multilingual is the arduous task of learning a foreign language in the first place....
Challenging teacher biases to make your class stronger

Challenging teacher biases to make your class stronger

As human beings, we naturally form biases in order to organize our experiences more efficiently in our effort to understand and engage with the world around us. In the classroom, these teacher biases...
Pollock Technologies – Our first stroke of the brush

Pollock Technologies – Our first stroke of the brush

Picture a class of students as a large white canvas in front of you. Now imagine that all ideas, thoughts and knowledge in your students’ minds have different colors, currently still...