Here are links to our various presentations.

Tech Tools for Teachers

Delivered at MAMSE 2011, this incorporates a variety of tools that teachers can use to create differentiated lessons, ways to introduce topics, ways for students to demonstrate learning and more.  Here are the tools we discussed: Museum Box, Dipity, Capzles, TimeToast, Strip Generator, Write Comics, Witty Comics, Make Beliefs Comix, Bitstrips, Snagfilms, Common Craft, Khan Academy, Docs Teach, Fotobabble, One Word, Flipbook, Wallwisher, Xtranormal, Glogster EDU, ToonDoo, Blabberize, Bubble, Tagxedo, Wordle, and Animoto. The full list with links is available at

Professional Learning Networks

Delivered at NMSA09, MAMSE 2010 and MAMSE 2011, here is a link to our presentation on Professional Learning Networks.

Networking is a basic tenet of education. Come and learn how you can create your own Personal Learning Network. Learn which tools you can use to develop a network that meets your needs. Learn the continuum of professional learning network development. Learn how to use podcasts, wikis, social networking (facebook, et. al.), social bookmarking (delicious, et. al), webinars, blogs, microblogs (Twitter), and more. This stuff isn’t just for your students anymore.

NMSA09 Presentation on slideshare

NMSA09 Presentation on ISSUU –
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Tiering Lessons and Assessments from Start to Finish.

An NMSA08 Conference Presentation by Jennifer Fryzel and Steve Trapp.

Tiering Lessons and Assessments from Start to Finish Tiering lessons and assessments does not have to be an overwhelming task! Come see how two classroom teachers tier lessons and assessments on a daily basis. Participants will be walked through a step-by-step process, be provided with a useful template for tiering, and be shown tons of practical examples that we have created and used in our own classrooms!

The Tiering Presentation in Flash format

The Tiering Presentation as a PDF

Differentiated Lesson Worksheet

Picture Vocabulary

Vocabulary Pyramid

Transitions and Middle School

Shawn gave a presentation to the Ohio Middle School Association’s Annual Conference in Columbus this year and promised folks I’d post the link to the presentation at Middle School Matters. The presentation contains video and may take a while to download. To advance through the presentation, click the presentation. This way you can spend as much time as you like going through the presentation. Please drop us a line here if you attended the presentation or the conference.

Ohio Middle School Association Presentation 2008

MAMSE 2008 Presentation

Shawn and I got together to do a presentation on how we podcast. If any of this makes sense, good for you. If you have questions about it, drop us a line.