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Helping you teach with less reliance on the textbook through technology, creativity and innovation. Hosted by Ditch That Textbook author Matt Miller.

    177: No-internet remote learning (part 1)

    177: No-internet remote learning (part 1)

    If your students don't all have equal access to the internet during remote learning, you are not alone. Many educators have concerns about the equity of access during remote learning. However, there are still lots of activities students can do to advance their learning and make themselves better learners. In this episode, I will share three ideas to keep learning going and help students develop themselves as learners from home.

    • 7 min
    176: An app for your daily gratitude

    176: An app for your daily gratitude

    Could you handle a little extra happiness in your day? I recently found an app that helps you track and reflect on what you are grateful and happy for. This could be a great tool for us as educators. It could certainly help our students. And the prompts inside of it could make for great discussions and reflections for students!

    • 5 min
    175: What do students need from us now?

    175: What do students need from us now?

    With the world changing -- and our class situations changing -- during this time of pandemic, what do students need from us? Their needs may be different than they were when we were last face-to-face in class with them. On the OnlineLearningIdeas.com website, Holly Clark and I discuss five things we think students need from their teachers right now. In this episode, I summarize those five things.

    • 5 min
    174: What to do on video calls (Part 2)

    174: What to do on video calls (Part 2)

    lots of educators are using video calls to do remote learning. But once you and your students are on a video call, what can you do? In the previous episode, I shared three ideas. In this episode, we take it to the next level with three new ideas!

    • 6 min
    173: What to do on video calls (Part 1)

    173: What to do on video calls (Part 1)

    lots of educators around the world are connecting with their students through video calls. There are lots of different platforms to use. But once you get on a video call, what will you do with your students? There's so much more to it then direct instruction! In this episode, I share three ideas for using video calls with your students.

    • 6 min
    172: Step by step instructions without video

    172: Step by step instructions without video

    When we want to give students step by step instructions, sometimes we turn to a screen recording video. Those videos are clear, but they can be big files that are hard to access for students with slow internet speeds. An alternative that uses very little data is Iorad, a tutorial tool that lets you create web-based instructions. In this episode, I share how you can use Iorad to give students instructions.

    • 5 min

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Something new every time

Always come away with new ideas or at least something I can pirate. Great place to get ideas for tech advice teaching. Matt doesn’t just share new tech ideas but how to include them into existing lessons.

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I'm so glad that Matt is back with more episodes of the #ditchpod! I love that in a quick 5-10 minute listen I can hear Matt's valuable perspective on a new tool or a new twist on an old tool or idea. For those educators who say "I don't have time to listen to podcasts," this is for you!

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