Heyyyyyy, all! Happy Tuesday, and welcome to the back-to-school, let's start setting an alarm again and holding our bladder, whirlwind that is the season! Phew! My internal clock is starting to readjust and I'm falling asleep earlier than 11 PM, which is a good thing. However, that 5:00 alarm is getting snoozed until closer to 6:00 every day! Though everything is still nutty in the Petty household ... Read More about Nearpod Quick Launch + BOARD Time
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Back to School Planning: 3 Reasons to Use Nearpod in Your Classroom
Hello, all! Is it just me, or does it seem that summer vacation really speeds up after July 4? I feel like the second half of summer goes WAY faster than the first part and I'm quickly realizing that I'm not checking off nearly as many things from my summer to-do list as I wanted! As I'm prepping for the new semester, I'm planning to share how I'm using some of my favorite digital tools in my ... Read More about Back to School Planning: 3 Reasons to Use Nearpod in Your Classroom
Nearpod + Google Earth = AWESOME!
When I present at conferences or schools around the state/region, I take my daughters and my Momma with me for a mini vacation! The girls hang out with Grandma in and around the hotel while Mommy gets excited about educational technology! (We leave Daddy and Papa at home to work!) Last week, I shared the awesomeness of Nearpod with a fantastic group of teachers at Pembroke Hill in Kansas City, ... Read More about Nearpod + Google Earth = AWESOME!
Sutori + Nearpod = Awesome!
One of the many great things about teaching dual credit classes during summer school is that all of my students are extremely excited to learn! Classroom management is a breeze with these classes ... we're talking 100% engagement all the time (unless we get off track - which we sometimes do) One of the not-so-awesome parts about teaching summer school is dealing with the roof maintenance ... ... Read More about Sutori + Nearpod = Awesome!
Getting Started with Nearpod
Nearpod is one of my absolute FAVORITE tools to use in my 1:1 classroom. In my dual credit social studies classes, I run more of a blended than flipped classroom in that I lecture 2-3 days per week and allow the remaining class time to be used for completing work. I try to mimic a college schedule as much as I can, and since I see my students every day, this plan works pretty well. One of the ... Read More about Getting Started with Nearpod