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!


 

Is what we’re doing actually worth it?

September 29, 2020 - Posted in Education by Jason Sims
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series None of us like to admit it, but as educators, we’ve all had this thought. We plan for weeks in advance but adapt on the fly; we coach and support; facilitate and problem solve; and we are sometimes even caregivers. And our list of...

Developing life-long readers

August 31, 2020 - Posted in Education by Sherri Moye
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series “I haven’t read a book since middle school!” “I haven’t read one since elementary!” “I used SparkNotes, and I passed all of my tests.” We’ve all heard those comments when asking students what they last read. Every year teachers...

7 cool STEM activities for teachers and parents

August 3, 2020 - Posted in Education by Warren Wise
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series Warren Wise, recently named a PBS Digital Innovator All-Star, kicks off our 2020-21 Guest Blog Series with a twist - a video blog, or vlog if you will! In the video, Wise shares seven STEM activities teachers and parents can use in the...

Parent and teacher resources for preventing summer slide in math

May 29, 2020 - Posted in Education by DeVonne Risher Smalls
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series “If you don’t use it, you will lose it.”

Translating to smiles: Using Google Translate to engage ELL students

April 30, 2020 - Posted in Education by Deidre Rumph
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series Student A and their parents arrive for registration at Any Middle School in the USA. Student A’s family relocated to the United States from Guatemala. While registering, a district translator is present who assists Student A’s parents...

Digital classrooms ... learning in the fast lane

April 13, 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...

Why verification might be THE most important word you teach your students in 2020

April 8, 2020 - Posted in Education by Frank Baker
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From our Educator Guest Blogger Series Not enough of us, including our students, are verifying what we consume. There, I said it. That’s incredibly important now that, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, more and more fake news and disinformation is being shared via...

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
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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...

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