In the Spotlight:  Steven Rauer, of VBES, Students Create Instructional Videos

Van Buren Elementary, one of Thompson's "best-kept secrets" Nichole Schlagel - principal, gets creative with limited technology resources.  They leverage limited resources, clever instructional design, and team work to help students be innovative thinkers and content creators. Without technology, 5th grade teacher Steve Rauer's students would be slogging through a long, drawn-out 2-digit division unit.  Keeping students... Continue Reading →

In the Spotlight: Roger Torrez, of WES, using Seesaw

Roger Torrez, Instructional Technology Coach at Winona Elementary School, supports teachers and students co-creating personalized learning opportunities.  WES is in the process of implementing this versatile tool.  Seesaw plays nicely with others, working on iPads and Chromebooks, as well as linking to a wide variety of apps outside the system. When teachers create assignments within... Continue Reading →

Plickers: A Simple Solution

Looking for a low-tech, easy-to-implement tool with high-yield results?  Give Plickers a try.  No more logins, passwords, and user accounts for each student.  All that's needed is a teacher account, and printed Plickers cards.   The same set of cards can even be used for multiple classes! Plickers allows you to collect in-the-moment data for... Continue Reading →

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