Educator Guest Blogger Series

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ETV Education’s Educator Guest Blogger Series provides interesting and relevant ideas for SC teachers. Our goal is to provide interesting and relevant educational ideas for SC teachers and to promote community among our state educators. Jump in and share your voice!


 

Digital classrooms ... learning in the fast lane

March 30, 2020 - Posted in Education by Christy Nexsen
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series I do not think I have ever been more proud of the teaching profession than I have in the last week. That is no small statement considering I have been teaching for over 20 years. We have pulled together in such a way that nobody should...

Your Technology Secret Weapon: Collaborating with Your School Librarian

February 27, 2020 - Posted in Education by Tamara Cox
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series Did you know that librarians aren't just literacy experts? Your school librarian can be your technology secret weapon by leading PD, modeling, co-planning, and co-teaching tech-infused lessons. Librarians in South Carolina are...

Viking Video: A Platform for Featuring Student Talent

January 29, 2020 - Posted in Education by Adam J. Babcock
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series In March of 2016, the Spartanburg community voted to support construction of a new elementary, middle and high school in District Seven. Since then, Spartanburg High School has awaited its new campus. Spanning 177 acres, the new future...

Why all 21st-century educators must teach media literacy & how

January 6, 2020 - Posted in Education by Ashley Fort
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series With technology being an integral part of classrooms and students’ lives in general, I realize that my job as a teacher involves helping students successfully navigate the online world. My goal this year is to help every student...

Teaching gratitude and kindness using technology

October 1, 2019 - Posted in Education by Carla Jefferson
graphic image of words like "thank you", "gratitude", "appreciation" and more

From our Educator Guest Blogger Series No doubt about it - being an educator can be extremely stressful. Admin, students and parents, oh my! Juggling the workload that comes from this work can be overwhelming. When consistently working in stressful situations, it is...

What's new at the SC EdTech Conference

September 28, 2019 - Posted in Education by T. Leitzsey and J. Boone
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series This fall, the SC EdTech Conference is returning to the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, S.C., November 6-8, 2019.

Forging “Magic Hammers”

August 19, 2019 - Posted in Education by George Austin
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series Forging “Magic Hammers”: How Computational Thinking Can Enhance Students’ Problem Solving Skills

Revving Up Your Leadership Engine for This Year!

August 3, 2019 - Posted in Education by Albert Robertson
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series Summer is often a time of reflection for me as a teacher and educational leader. This summer, I’ve been doing lots of thinking on the role of the leaders in our schools and in district leadership roles — our principals, our assistant...

Geography: Educating South Carolina Students for the World

May 28, 2019 - Posted in Education by Dr. Jerry T. Mitchell
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series Geography is the study of Earth as the home of people. Earth is the only place where people have ever lived and it is our responsibility to learn about and take care of this place. Geography is about the interplay between social and...

STEAM Education: More than Engineering Pinterest Challenges

April 29, 2019 - Posted in Education by Megan McNinch
image of art supplies, a microscope and other tech-related items, and the word "STEAM"

From our Educator Guest Blogger Series What is STEAM? STEM...STEAM...STREAM...HAMSTER education has recently received a big push around the world. Each letter in the acronyms stands for a different subject: S - Science T - Technology E - Engineering A - Art M - Mathematics...

Better Together: Collaboration and Technology Integration

April 11, 2019 - Posted in Education by Emily Molin
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series I will always consider myself a teacher first. I taught high school Spanish for twelve years before transitioning over to the position of Media Specialist at my current school. The news stories of teachers leaving the profession in...

Let’s Discuss the Importance of Social Emotional Learning

March 1, 2019 - Posted in Education by Kimberly Singletary
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series “Social Emotional Learning is defined as the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and...

Lights! Camera! Integrate! Impacting Students and Your Curriculum Through Video/Green Screen Project Based Learning

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Education by Laura Adair
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series “You've clearly stolen their hearts,” What a joy to read this recently from a teacher whose class I’ve been working with this year. In all fairness, here’s the rest of the sentence “as every group wants to do another green screen video...

Enhancing Social Studies Instruction Through the Use of Technology: Interactive Webtools and Websites for the Classroom

January 7, 2019 - Posted in Education by Brian Day
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series A popular misconception about history is that it is outdated and only deals with the past, thus newer technology does not apply. This could not be further from the truth. Technology has always been an integral part since the beginning...

12 Ways Technology Can Support Authentic Learning

November 1, 2018 - Posted in Education by Karen Ogen
Students using technology in the classroom

From our Educator Guest Blogger Series Students and Technology The Pew Research Center reports that 95% of teens own a Smartphone and roughly half of those students admit being online “almost constantly.” Kids today aren’t just using cell phones, these devices are becoming...

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