Tod Johnston

Tod’s decade of classroom teaching gives him vital, in-the-trenches education expertise. In his most recent teaching assignment, he piloted a 1:1 classroom and saw first-hand the true potential of technology in the hands of students. Now, Tod draws on his teaching experience to create content that helps schools and educators effectively use technology to enhance learning. As a member of Clarity’s content team, Tod uses his strengths as a writer to author instructional materials: including both online and face-to-face professional learning courses for educators and student-facing curriculum.


Schools have a tremendous opportunity to use pandemic relief funds to not only help students complete their unfinished learning, but also to reimagine and reinvent what learning looks like for their students. 


I can’t say that I’ll miss 2020, but I’ll certainly remember the lessons this year has driven home about technology-use in education and how it  must prioritize students as active participants at the center of their learning.


My wife and I had a game plan for managing our children's remote learning at home and expectations of screen time…that is, until COVID-19. 


Last week, my family and I joined the four million people striking for the climate in communities around the globe. Yes, there were adults, but this march was clearly led by kids. 


While PowerPoint is mostly a static tool for delivering a lesson, Google Slides can be used collaboratively for many purposes in the math classroom.


If technology isn't "good enough" for the children of the Silicon Valley innovators who created it, how can we defend its use in schools, especially with young children?


Online assessments offer many advantages over traditional paper and pencil exams including faster turnaround of scores, improved accessibility options, and enhanced item types that better assess students.

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