The 8-Bit Instructor: Creativity: Fact or Fiction? (EP027)

In this week’s episode, I look at the myths and realities of creativity. Plus, news and updates from Formative, Google, and Microsoft; this week’s treasure chest; and, of course, your question of the week.

The 8-Bit Instructor: Visual Communication with Tony Vincent (EP026)

In this week’s episode, Tony Vincent joins me, and we talk about how we can utilize visual communication more in the classroom. Plus, news and updates from Microsoft, Google, and IXL; this week’s treasure chest; and, of course, your question of the week.

The 8-Bit Instructor: Throw Them into the Deep End (with some options) (EP012)

This week, I’m on Fall Break, so it’s a quick episode. We look at how giving students choice in class can allow us to challenge them more and help them learn better. Plus, a cool website is sitting in the treasure chest. And as always, your 8-Bit Crew question of the week.

The 8-Bit Instructor: Social Justice & Gamification with John Meehan (EP004)

In this week’s episode, John Meehan from Edrenaline Rush talks with me about social justice in the classroom and gamification. There’s a lot of Google news. And, your 8-Bit Crew question of the week.

Challenging Students through Choice

Think about ways that you can offer students a choice in order to help them engage with the skills that you want them to develop. What options can get them? Whether it’s content, product, or process, what kinds of things can they have freedom over? Then, find ways to push them into more rigorous and challenging activities.