Classroom 2.0 LIVE! - Saturday Shows

Join us on Saturday, August 2nd, when our special guests will be Kristen Swanson and Hadley Ferguson. We are thrilled to have these amazing co-authors of "Unleashing Student Superpowers: Practical Teaching Strategies for 21st Century Students" joining us to jumpstart our year with their passion and inspiring ideas for making this the best year ever! Dr. Kristen Swanson is a Senior Educational Research Leader at BrightBytes, an EdCamp founding board member, a Google Certified Teacher, renowned speaker, author of several books and all-round passionate ed tech leader and learner. Hadley Ferguson is a middle school teacher at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, an independent school in Philadelphia. She was named a "Teacher of the Future" by NAIS in 2013 and is a member of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Mentor Advisory Board. She is also a founding board member of the edcamp Foundation, dedicated to spreading the edcamp format of professional development for teachers. She has presented at a variety of conferences, including ISTE, National Middle School Association, Educational Computing Conference of Ontario and Educon.

Learn more about Kristen here and on her blog and about Hadley here.

More information and session details are at If you're new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm Eastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site ( you'll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”Evernote in the Classroom” session with our special guest Jeff Bradbury. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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Getting absent students make up work

Started by Aaron Locken in Introductions. Last reply by Mel J. Janousek on Tuesday. 1 Reply

I teach a home room class and two sections of science.  It always becomes a problem when kids are absent from science and I'm trying to get them their make up work.  Any suggestions??Continue

10 of My Favorite Classroom Organization Hacks for Teachers

Started by Karen Cameron in Introductions. Last reply by Aaron Locken on Tuesday. 3 Replies

I've always believed that the way my classroom looks and feels is a reflection of my personality and teaching style. Unlike cluttered classrooms, cheerful, well-organized learning spaces inspire me, keep me focused and--I happen to think--make me a…Continue

10 hacks

Started by Aaron Locken in Introductions on Tuesday. 0 Replies

These are great ideas!  I can't wait to implement them into my classroom.Continue

Research Tools

Started by Francine Safdeye in First Time Posting. Last reply by Justin Miller on Sunday. 1 Reply

Does anybody have any suggestion for research/online tools that are more on the sophisticated side? Even if they are pay based.Continue

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Started by Steve Hargadon in Introductions. Last reply by Natalie Dunn on Saturday. 4462 Replies

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How do you see immersive learning being used in classroom?

Started by Leon Li in Introductions Jul 24. 0 Replies

With the prevalence of 3D and Virtual Reality technologies, immersive learning gets more attractions as well. However, the efficiency of immersive learning is still debatable. Some people think it is great in that it brings the feel of presence to…Continue

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