Welcome to Tech-Empowered Teacher.
A teacher who has a huge passion for teaching, learning, and teaching some more!
This is the #PowerofaPLN
Engage – Empower – Impact
I am Danielle Reyes ~ Edtech enthusiast and AVID advocate
Middle School ELA, Social Studies, and AVID Teacher, AVID Coordinator, AVID Staff Developer and Consultant, Google Certified Trainer, and lifelong learner!
Here to inspire you and spark ideas with tips, tricks, and tech tools!
Recent Blog Posts:
Relationships Before Rigor: 15 Ways to Build Classroom Community and Celebrate Our Students in Person and Online
The title says it all. Relationships have to come before the rigor. It goes back to Maslows over Blooms. You have to think heart ❤️️ first before brain 🧠. In my seven years of teaching and learning from my fellow school and district colleagues as well as various professional learning experiences, I feel I haveContinue reading “Relationships Before Rigor: 15 Ways to Build Classroom Community and Celebrate Our Students in Person and Online”
Students Collect, Reflect, and Recollect their Learning Story 📖 through eBinders, eNotebooks, and ePortfolios with Google Sites
When I first started teaching, my AVID Demonstration Site was big on the interactive notebook. We still are but with eBinders, we have been able to take our online and offline activities and blend them together into an amplified digital version of that paper notebook. Overview of the Interactive Notebook: The interactive notebook is organizedContinue reading “Students Collect, Reflect, and Recollect their Learning Story 📖 through eBinders, eNotebooks, and ePortfolios with Google Sites”
With a loss of instructional minutes during the 2020-2021 school year, I found myself brainstorming ways I could still cover the content, spark critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity, and still get to some of those big topics I wanted to cover. I didn’t have time for students to read every full chapter, do someContinue reading “Jigsaw 🧩️ – A Collaborative Learning Structure Modified for Hybrid/Blended Learning”
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ― Maya Angelou One of the most powerful things an educator can do at the beginning of the year is collect meaningful information from families and students. An online survey using Google Forms or Microsoft Forms allows you to captureContinue reading “Family Insight Questionnaire, Student Surveys, and Contact Log with Google Forms and Sheets”
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