The 8-Bit Instructor: The Power of Conferencing (EP009)

EP040 Summer PL The 8-Bit Instructor

This week, I talk about tips for summer PL and some different ideas for what you could do. Plus, news and updates as well as a great Google Classroom tip.Full show notes and links available at 8bitinstructor.com
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  3. EP038 Digital Escape Rooms with Karly Moura
  4. EP037 Things You May Not Know About Google Drive
  5. EP036 Utilizing Google Docs

Episode 9

This week, we look at how conferencing can be a powerful tool in your classroom. New stuff from Google and IXL. A great ed tech site in the treasure chest. Plus, this week’s question of the week.

News & updates

Treasure Chest: Edji

  • Edji is an online collaborative website that allows students to annotate texts together
  • Check it out here.

Boss Battle: The Power of Conferencing

  • The book that got me started: 180 Days by Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle
  • 1st a warning: it’s exhausting
  • Lessened my frustration: I didn’t feel ignored when teaching
  • Students were more engaged: they were creating something rather than passively listening
  • It improved my relationships with my students because I go to interact with them so much more
  • Shortening the feedback loop helped them learn better
  • They also learned more because we learn by doing
  • My instruction was significantly more individualized
  • It bettered my instruction and lessons because I would notice trends in skills to do mini-lessons on

Crew Members’ Board (#8BitCrew)

QOTW: What’s your experience with conferencing? What’s worked? What needs work?

Use the #8BitCrew on Twitter or post longer stories in the comments section here.

Get connected

Check out my Google Classroom Udemy course.

Credits

Music by David Fesliyan (https://www.fesliyanstudios.com/)

  • Intro/Outro: “Retro Platforming”
  • Boss Battle: “Boss Battle Rock”
  • Crew Member’s Board: “Pirate Dance”
  • Wrap up: “Game Over” by Patrick de Arteaga

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