Tag: #UTedChat

#UTedChat Questions for 5/3 – Pop Culture in the Classroom! #PlayLAP

This week we have Quinn Rollins (@JediKermit) who is the Social Studies Curriculum Specialist for Granite School District and author of the popular teaching book Play Like A Pirate, leading a discussion about Using Pop Culture in the Classroom. This should be a very fun and informative topic, especially with the popularity and excitement students have towards media. If you haven’t already followed Quinn via Twitter (@JediKermit) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1: This week is Teacher Appreciation Week… #TeachMeYouDid uses Yoda to remind us to celebrate great teachers in our lives. Who has been a great teacher in your life?

Q2: What’s your favorite type of pop culture to use with students? TV, Comics, Movies, Music, Sports, Video Games, Fashion, Books, Magazines…

Q3: How do you use music with your students?

Q4: How do you reach into your students’ world and use THEIR pop culture?

Q5: What’s your favorite movie or TV show to use with students, and how do you use it?

Q6: We started with Yoda…which Star Wars character best describes your own approach to teaching the last month of school this year?


Quinn Rollins is the Social Studies Curriculum Specialist for Granite School District and author of the popular teaching book Play Like A Pirate: Engage Students with Toys, Games, and Comics.  He describes himself as a History Teacher, Author, LEGO Builder, toymaker, comic book reader, doodler-in-meetings, defender of Aquaman, Jedi, Muppet fan, and Obsessive Compulsive Geek. #PlayLAP #TLAP #TeamAquaman

You can follow Quinn via Twitter at @JediKermit.

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#UTEDCHAT QUESTIONS FOR 4/26 – DIGITAL Citizenship #DigCit

Tonight’s #UTedChat is going to be a little different than usual. We are so excited to have Dr. Marialice Curran (@mbfxc) the founder of Digital Citizenship Institute and co-founder of the Digital Citizenship Summit leading a discussion about Digital Citizenship. This is quickly becoming one of the most important topics for educators to keep in mind as we move to more and more digital technologies in the classroom and pushing for more of an online presence. If you haven’t already followed Marialice via Twitter (@mbfxc) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

Instead of listing out the actual questions for tonight’s chat, here’s how it’s going to be a little different. Marialice decided she wanted to use a great newish app called Flipgrid that allows you to record short answers to questions and make discussions a little more interactive. But, even with using Flipgrid tonight, we will still have some questions via Twitter like normal. And as always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Be sure to visit the Digital Citizenship Flipgrid questions that Marialice set up and have your answers ready. This is the best way to prepare for #UTedChat tonight. But don’t worry if you can’t leave your videos before tonight because the #DigCit Flipgrid will stay active and open for much longer than even tonight. 

https://flipgrid.com/digcitpln


Dr. Marialice Curran is the founder of Digital Citizenship Institute and co-founder of the Digital Citizenship Summit

You can follow Marialice via Twitter at @mbfxc.

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#UTedChat Questions for 4/5 – Digital Teaching & Learning #UTDTL

This week we have Tony Campbell (@tcamptech)  from Washington County School District leading a discussion about Digital Teaching and Learning. This is a very interesting and important topic, especially with the Digital Teaching and Learning grant here in Utah. If you haven’t already followed Tony via Twitter (@tcamptech) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1: What are the elements of quality digital teaching and learning?

Q2: What tools and resources do you use for learning?

Q3: How do you determine which tools and resources are effective?

Q4: What digital teaching and learning practice(s) have proven to be most powerful?

Q5: How do you engage leaders, parents, students and co-workers in overcoming those challenges?

Q6: What digital teaching and learning practice(s) have proven to be most powerful?


Tony Campbell is the Digital Learning Coordinator for WCSD, teacher, futurist, father and husband.

You can follow Tony via Twitter at @tcamptech.

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#UTEDCHAT QUESTIONS FOR 1/18 – Growth Mindset

Utedchat.orgThis week we have Jared Fawson from UEN Professional Development (@MrJFawson) leading a discussion about Growth Mindset. This is a very interesting and important topic that can help students (and teachers) become more involved and in education. If you haven’t already followed Jared via Twitter (@MrJFawson) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1: What is a growth mindset? How is that different than a fixed mindset?

Q2: How can you help foster a growth mindset in your students?

Q3: How do you maintain a climate where students can learn from mistakes instead of focusing on grades?

Q4: How do you provide timely feedback and resources to address the learners concerns and questions?

Q5: How do you reward students for taking risks and rising to challenges?

Q6: Reflection is a powerful piece in getting students to deal with mistakes. How do you incorporate reflection in your teaching?


Jared Fawson combines innovation and practical application to help educators effectively integrate technology in the classroom. He holds a Bachelor’s in Social Science from the University of Utah and has eight years experience teaching at-risk students and seven years as a Geography teacher and student government advisor. In 2013, Jared was honored with the Davis School District Technology Teacher of the Year Award and was also named Teacher of the Year by the Utah newspaper Standard Examiner.

You can follow Jared via Twitter at @MrJFawson.

#UTEDCHAT QUESTIONS FOR 10/12 – Beyond the Classroom: Blended Learning

This week we have Chloe DeMars from TES Teach (@TES_teach) leading a discussion about teaching beyond the classroom with Blended Learning. This is a very interesting and potentially powerful tool for engaging students and helping them become continual learners. If you haven’t already followed Chloe via the TES Teach account on Twitter (@TES_teach) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1: What does blended learning look like at your school?

Q2: What are your favorite tools for implementing blended learning? Why?

Q3: If you had no constraints, how would you ideally incorporate blended learning into your classroom?

Q4: In what ways do you see your teaching practice evolving as more tech resources become available in the classroom?

Q5: IT literacy can be a disadvantage with blended learning. What’s the biggest obstacle you face when incorporating it?

Q6: Ultimately, what do you want to get out of blended learning? ​


Chloe DeMars works as the Social Media Manager for TES Teach, an education platform that allows teachers to create digital lessons, projects and presentations in minutes for free. Chloe grew up in a suburb outside of Portland, Oregon, attended the University of Oregon and now resides in San Francisco.

You can follow Chloe via the TES Teach account on Twitter at @TES_teach.

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