TT025 How to make a free teacher website in 5 minutes (Put It Online)

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You can quickly and easily make a free teacher website in less than 5 minutes. Colin and Michelle talk about the usefulness of a teacher website, and a couple of options for making one (no coding required!)

Show Notes:

  • Segment: Tactic Time [1:09]
  • What to include on your teacher website [2:00]
  • Our favourite options: Weebly, www.weebly.com, Wix, www.wix.com, Google Sites, http://sites.google.com, WordPress, www.wordpress.com [2:45]
  • Segment: Your Homework [6:03]
  • How to use your students to make it easier to keep your website up to date! [6:40]
  • Segment: Listener Question [8:06]
  • Lots of great ideas for how to get the attention of your class (even when they’re all over the place) [8:20]
  • Segment: Potent Quotables [12:17]
  • Send us your teaching questions! (Write us at hello@teachertactics.com) [13:27]

TTT024 How to pick a Learning Management System (Your Online Assistant)

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Looking for a Learning Management System like Edmodo or Google Classroom but don’t know where to start? Michelle and Colin go over popular LMS options and the reasons why you should try one.

Show Notes:

  • Segment: Tactic Time [1:11]
  • A run-down of the popular learning management systems [1:36]
  • The value of using a learning management system – and how it can save you lots of time [1:52]
  • How an LMS can help you complete multiple teaching tasks at the same time [2:55]
  • Using an LMS to easily communicate to parents[3:50]
  • Our suggested LMS’: Edmodo www.edmodo.com, Google Classroom http://classroom.google.com, Schoology www.schoology.com, Freshgrade www.freshgrade.com [5:49]
  • Honorable mention: open-source and customizable Moodle [7:40]
  • Segment: Your Homework [9:30]
  • Segment: Listener Question [10:35]
  • How to decide what district to work in [11:26]
  • Segment: Potent Quotables [14:30]
  • Send us your teaching questions! (Write us at hello@teachertactics.com) [15:30]

TT023 How to get the most out of these 3 teacher apps (The Future is Bright)

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In this episode, Michelle and Colin go over three educational apps that can make your lessons easier and more exciting.

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TT022 How to find specific and relevant lesson ideas online (Something Borrowed)

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There are so many wonderful teaching resources online, but with so much stuff out there, it’s difficult to find what speaks to your teaching style and fits with your curriculum. Michelle and Colin give suggestions for where to look to find relevant, useful material to get inspired and save time planning your lessons.

Show Notes:

  • Segment: Tactic Time [1:10]
  • How these tips will work for you no matter your subject, teaching standards, or learning outcomes [1:33]
  • Check your standards or curriculum documents and websites for lesson ideas [2:15]
  • Ask helping teachers or support teachers in your district [3:10]
  • Get lesson ideas from other teacher websites for lesson ideas, unit timing ideas, and more [4:58]
  • Search “subject name + your city + classroom” to find teacher websites [5:53]
  • Check teacher website directories on school websites [7:38]
  • (Obviously, don’t steal material – give attribution or use it as inspiration) [8:18]
  • Segment: Your Homework [9:22]
  • Segment: Listener Question [10:13]
  • What to include on your teacher resume – and what kind of language to use [10:20]
  • Segment: Potent Quotables [12:42]
  • Send us your teaching questions! (Write us at hello@teachertactics.com) [13:33]