Author Archives: Lisa Butler

About Lisa Butler

Middle school geography teacher, tech trainer, Flocabulary MC, Nearpod PioNear, and Edcamp Hershey Founder. I have embraced the power of purposeful technology and am creative with their application. If I am not doing something with ed or tech, I am probably reading children's books, baking with a toddler sidekick, running around, or dreaming of traveling.

World Shipping Monopoly

The most time intensive application activity I have ever set up is World Shipping Monopoly, which says something because of how many breakouts I have created. The original activity was inspired by the Boxcars, a world trade/shipping simulation created in … Continue reading

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BreakoutEDU: Nearpod Edition

There are two ways to utilize Nearpod within a Breakout: students can try to discover the five letter code to access a Nearpod or students can find clues within a Nearpod lesson. Both are described with examples and hints. Continue reading

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Unlocking Design Secrets for BreakoutEDUs

Unlocking Design Secrets for Digital BreakoutEDUs – I have created enough to be able to describe my crazy thought process. Continue reading

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Defining Whiston

For ten years my identity was defined by my job, and I loved it. I created complex lessons like Choose Your Own Adventure lessons with Google Forms or engaging Nearpods or collaborated on global projects. I attended conferences – often … Continue reading

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The Fab Flocab

Flocabulary is constantly expanding their high quality video content. Last summer a Geography category was to Social Studies, and in the past year many videos have been developed that align with geography. Continue reading

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Digital Differentiation Toolbox

My go to tools for digital differentiation: formative assessments, student paced activities, and teacher guided activities. Continue reading

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TDQ Professional Goal

So now that I have a sizable goal for this year, what is my game plan? I will harness the power of technology to efficiently provide students with a variety of TDQs at their level. This game plan includes Newsela, Google Classroom/Google Docs duo, and Flocabulary. Continue reading

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