Teaching Tools

We love hearing about all the tools, platforms, portals, connections and software being used to communicate between educators and students as we all work from home.

Which ones are you using? Reply to this email and share your best tools!

We’ve connected with those using Google Classroom, Edutopia, Schoology, Microsoft Education, Canvas, Clever, Blackboard and many more. Tell us what your district uses as their communication portal.  

For video and audio conferencing we know that educators are using Zoom, Skype, Google Meets, WhatsApp, GoToMeeting, BlueJeans and others. Tell us what you are using.  

Lead4Change is flexible and works in any environment or portal. We offer equitable solutions across all student populations through our printed, PDF or Google Doc lessons.  Choose the one that works best for you, or use a combination to ensure all students have the lessons in the format they need.


Students are Comfortable in a Virtual World

We know that students are already comfortable working in a digital environment. They have their own favorite tools and choices for staying in touch, sharing their thoughts and activities and staying connected.  

We hear that students are communicating with each other and their teachers through Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Marco Polo, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and more.  We wouldn’t begin to suggest one method for virtual communication - teens have their preferences and we love to hear and see the many ways they are connecting.  

Lead4Change lessons can be student-led by allowing students to form teams of 3 or more.  They can complete the lessons and project on their own. As an educator, if you need them to check in and report their progress, use the “Now What” section at the end of each lesson which tells what to ‘turn in’. 

Invite students to use their favorite app and share their team’s progress in a fun way!


Coming Next Week

We are gathering the information and data on what districts across the US are doing to complete this school year. 

We will share some of the top ideas, strategies, suggestions and plans. We will also share concerns, roadblocks and hurdles that schools are facing to ensure this semester counts toward completion of each grade. We are all learning from each other - and sharing empowers others to know we can all do this together.  

We have the highest regard and respect for our middle and high school educators. 

We love to see the way you care for your students and we applaud your high energy, innovative, focused planning. We want to support, encourage and appreciate you along this journey.  

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Need to know...
  • Do you need to speak with someone on the Lead4Change team?  Reach us by phone or email here

  • We will continue to accept entries to the Lead4Change Challenge until May 15, 2020.  Find out more here

  • Have you seen our newly released Research Study? We are excited to have evidence-based data supporting the learning outcomes of Lead4Change. See complete details here

  • Do you need information from a previous newsletter? Would you like to share the newsletter with another educator? Find all previous newsletters here
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