The Ultimate Guide to Online Teaching Tools for Beginners

Illustration of an online teaching environment with a teacher engaging students via a laptop screen. Various icons represent online teaching tools, set against a background featuring books, a whiteboard, and digital devices.

Navigating the world of online teaching can be overwhelming for beginners, but the right tools make all the difference. From the seamless integration of Google Classroom to the interactive capabilities of Explain Everything on Promethean Boards, this guide covers it all. Discover how tools like Zoom, Kahoot!, and Canva can transform your virtual classroom, making lessons engaging and assessments effortless. Dive into this essential toolkit to elevate your teaching and captivate your students. Ready to revolutionize your online teaching experience?

Could It Be More Than Just Misbehavior?

As parents, we often encounter phases when our children seem more challenging than usual. They might struggle with paying attention, act out, or seem unusually energetic compared to their peers. While these behaviors can be typical of any child’s development at times, consistent patterns of such behaviors might need a closer look.

Innovative Strategies for Integrating Technology into Traditional Math Lessons

In the digital age, the integration of technology into educational practices has become not just a novelty but a necessity. As educators, our goal is to prepare students for a world that is increasingly reliant on technology, not only for communication and entertainment but for solving complex problems and facilitating innovation.

Technology is Transforming How We Learn

In 2023, the convergence of artificial intelligence (AI), gamification, and technology in education has been transformative, reshaping the learning experience for students and educators alike. Alongside platforms like and specific education-related learning apps, YouTube has emerged as a powerful force in altering the way people consume information and learn.

California’s Budget Challenges: Impact on Schools & Strategies

The recent Fiscal Outlook by The Legislative Analyst’s Office for the state disclosed that a severe revenue drop in 2022-23 has resulted in a substantial budget deficit of $68 billion. According to current state law and policy, the Legislature must address this deficit in the upcoming budget process.

California Governor Gavin Newsom could opt to declare a fiscal emergency to address the budget shortfall, granting access to $24 billion from previously accumulated budget surpluses.

Nurturing Success: A Journey into Vex Robotics with a School Robotics Team

In September of 2023, I found myself faced with a unique challenge – keeping our school robotics team alive. With a limited budget and no available school staff volunteers, the future of our Vex Robotics Team hung in the balance. Little did I know, this experience would turn into a remarkable journey of collaboration, learning, and success.

10 Tips to Help Students Stay Organized for the Start of School

Student raising her hand during online class.

Starting a new school year can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. With new classes, schedules, assignments, and activities, students need to stay organized to set themselves up for success. Here are ten tips to help students start the school year off on the right foot:

Setting up a study schedule is essential for managing your time well. Encourage students to make a weekly schedule with time set aside for each subject and for activities outside of school.

A First Grade Coding Story

Elementary School Kids coding in Grade 1

Teaching kids to code has become an important part of elementary school, where young minds are like sponges ready to soak up new information. In a 1st grade classroom close to the busy learning halls, an experienced teacher started a coding journey that would improve her students’ academic and personal lives.

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