Lightspeed
February 14, 2018
3 Ways Video Maximizes Student Learning
3 Ways Video Maximizes Student Learning

By Shaun Fagan

How do you know if students are actually learning what you’re teaching? Every educator uses tests and projects to measure student learning after they’ve covered a lesson or a unit. But what if you had a way to go back and see what happened in your classroom, even after the day is over? With video, you can relive those instructions, transitions, and small-group discussions in real time to help students and teachers grow in the classroom.

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December 19, 2017
Tucson Area School Uses Redcat Audio System to Create Equity for All
Tucson Area School Uses Redcat Audio System to Create Equity for All

By Patrick O’Connor

As a territory manager, I have the privilege of chatting with the best and brightest in education on a daily basis. While every school is special in its own way, there are some that really stand out as innovative and inspiring.

I’ve had the honor of working with a school from one of the largest districts in Arizona. Despite many challenges, students are making huge strides and overcoming obstacles in creating a better life through educational success. I love playing a smart part in this success, and it’s the core reason I want to share the amazing success this school (and district) is realizing.

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December 6, 2017
What's Hot this Fall: Video Professional Development
What's Hot this Fall: Video Professional Development

By Andrea Friend

All teachers know that every moment counts during the school day and more often than not, a teacher’s peer-to-peer collaboration time is during a four-minute passing period, lunch, or the few precious moments before or after students come into the classroom. Tools that promote peer-to-peer collaboration and have multiple purposes are a huge win because, honestly, no matter how much time teachers are given for professional development (PD), they could always use more time to collaborate.

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November 28, 2017
Increase ELL Student Engagement with These 3 Tips
Increase ELL Student Engagement with These 3 Tips

By Jose M. Aldaco

In Waterford Unified School District, located just outside of Modesto, CA, 63% of our student population is Hispanic, and 30% of our total students are ELLs. Research shows that if ELLs are not reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade, then the likelihood of them graduating from high school dramatically drops. This is the primary reason why we work hard to provide all ELLs equal access to education and the tools they need to achieve success.

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November 7, 2017
How to Reduce Students' Fear of Public Speaking
How to Reduce Students' Fear of Public Speaking

by Howard Vogel

Glossophobia, the fear of public speaking, affects 75% of our population. As an educator, being comfortable speaking in front of people is an essential part of my job, but I used to suffer from glossophobia to the point that I actually delayed my student teaching to avoid speaking in front of others. Now I have a personal mission to give all my students the confidence to speak and share their thoughts in front of others.

Here are a few tips from my school to yours on how to curb students’ fear of public speaking, starting at a young age.

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