Getting organized- A review of Evernote for educators and professionals

Since I am a thorough tech junkie, when I find a tool that excites me, I feel an impulse to share it with the world. This app is close to my heart as it brings us closer to sustainability and green practices that we can implement in our daily lives. Evernote has not only improved… Continue reading Getting organized- A review of Evernote for educators and professionals

New visible thinking routines (VTRs) to encourage inquiry

Inquiry can be the easiest thing to do in a classroom or the toughest. It always hinges on the classroom ethos and the involvement of the learners in their own learning journey. These visible thinking routines can be used over the course of a day or two to chalk out the inquiry path of a… Continue reading New visible thinking routines (VTRs) to encourage inquiry

Tech for creativity rather than replication

I have always been an advocate for technology in the classroom, and Covid 19 pushed educators into a space that tested the most knowledgeable teacher’s resolve. Treading the waters of the virtual world and ensuring that our students understood the privileges and pitfalls of technology was of utmost importance. We trained and encouraged them, their… Continue reading Tech for creativity rather than replication

Are EdX courses worth it?

If you are a devoted employee or leader, the chances are that you have commenced a time-consuming search for online courses for professional development. As the pandemic ebbs and flows, we are restricted to our four walls to mull over how unpredictable life is. As an educator, I felt trapped within a cage of quiet… Continue reading Are EdX courses worth it?

EdTech-The monster under your bed

You march across the hallway and lay down on your cozy bed, thankful that the day is over. The solace of the pillow beneath your head reminds you that you have had a challenging day and need to take breaks more often. As you start to drift away, something pesters you beneath the facade. A… Continue reading EdTech-The monster under your bed

Inquiry in a virtual classroom

The inquiry method is designed for learners to develop their individual interests while reinforcing that there is never a single ‘correct’ answer. Individual differences are celebrated in this pedagogy and children are inspired to build on what they know and venture forth into the unknown courageously. When a child uncovers a new nugget of information,… Continue reading Inquiry in a virtual classroom

Three activities that introduce students to digital citizenship

Since the education sector shifted to the virtual realm a year and a half ago, children who would otherwise have never had so much time online have become expert technicians. They operate their learning platforms smoothly and have become well versed with the internet and how to traverse technology. Our young learners have become speedy… Continue reading Three activities that introduce students to digital citizenship

SEL activities for the end of the school year

As the first year of virtual school is ending, I can feel my third graders experiencing a sense of anxiety rather than the typical excitement at the prospect of being promoted to the subsequent grade. They have grasped that their aspirations of school moving back to campus are an impossibility and that they will be… Continue reading SEL activities for the end of the school year

How to be a great teacher- part 2

I had written an post previously about what makes an educator stand out that had nothing to do with their training or degrees- (https://reviewmirror.in/2021/04/10/how-to-be-a-great-teacher-tips-that-have-nothing-to-do-with-training-or-degrees/). That post was the tip of the iceberg when it comes to intrinsic attributes that make a teacher relatable and an inspiration to his or her pupils. Let’s resume our discovery… Continue reading How to be a great teacher- part 2

Tech Thursday- A review of Kahoot and Quizziz

When we were still in the physical space of the classroom, the pupils enjoyed playing an occasional quiz on iPads to test their expertise on subject matter. The air of rivalry spurred them on to explore the topic material to the best of their ability so that they could outdo their mates. When we went… Continue reading Tech Thursday- A review of Kahoot and Quizziz