Heather D. Sanders 
Google Certified Trainer, Flipgrid Ambassador, Nearpod PioNEAR
Email: heather.sanders@bisdmail.net
Phone: (817) 245-1114


Howdy! My name is Heather Sanders, and while it’s true — I am Learning Technologies Coach w/BISD — I am also a:

* Wife of 18 years * Mom of Teenagers (#prayforme) * Sister * Google Nerd * Reader * Writer * Podcast Addict * Logophile * Grammar Dictator *Former ELA Teacher *Runner * Baker * Skier * Theatre Gal * Zombie Enthusiast * Fightin’ Texas Aggie * Shakespeare Groupie * Poe Fangirl * Backcountry Hiker * Horizon Seeker * Mountain Mama * Potterhead *

I love my job with BISD! I miss the classroom, so I enjoy any opportunity to get in the classroom and facilitate learning with technology! I spend a lot of time tweeting, searching, and reading — hoping to find wonderful tools and techniques to effective integrate tech with YOUR instruction. I’ve linked many of my presentations below:

Heather Sanders’ Resources

Title   Description
What are YOUR (Google) Resolutions?   10 Google Apps Tricks for 2017 — which will you try?
It’s CRUNCH TIME:  Sweet Tech Tools for Formative Assessment   Engaging test-prep that will yield useful data to maximize mastery
My Ride-or-Die Tech Resources   My go-to resources for tech tools!
Google Sheets:  The Collaboration Superhero   A Google Sheet Add-On that assigns a single tab to each student – WOW
Fillable Text Boxes in Google Docs   Assess student work more readily with this simple Google Docs trick
Use Bitmoji for Student Feedback in Google Docs, Sheets, & Drawings   Bitmoji is ALL the rage in social media — utilize this tool to provide simple but meaningful student feedback
Personalized Feedback in Google Classroom: Forms & Docs   UNDER CONSTRUCTION!  Use the Comment Feature to provide differentiated feedback…teachers can do SO MUCH with that tiny white comment box!
Spooky Trick of the Day:  HIDE Links (until you’re ready for students to use them)   Maintain student focus by only revealing your assignment links until you’re ready!
Collaborative Classroom Christmas Tree:  A Creative Google Drawings Project!   A fun way for each student in the classroom to contribute to a class project
Google Drawings – Grammar Practice TEMPLATE   Google Drawings is a powerful tool that teachers can use in ANY class — this template provides a space for students to compose sentences and label the parts of speech
Google Classroom Topics    This new feature allows you (and your students) to filter the Stream by topic, making it much easier to locate your “stuff” in the GC!
Google Classroom – Parent/Guardian Summaries   REQUIRES UPDATES! Now you can invite parents and guardians to subscribe to (weekly or daily) summary of activities in your Google Classroom!
Advanced Google Classroom: Power-Up Your Student-Centered Instruction   Are you a seasoned Google Classroom user, ready to take it to the next level?
Google Classroom:  Breaking Down the Basics for Secondary Teachers   REQUIRES UPDATES! Just getting started with Google Classroom?  Here are the basics…
Hack Your Classroom with Nearpod!   Nearpod is an engaging, interactive content delivery tool that provides teachers with real-time feedback to direct instruction — why haven’t YOU tried it?
Dare to Differentiate with Google Apps!   Use Google tools to differentiate instruction for students in numerous formats!
Chrome-Smashing for Collaboration & Creativity   Guide students as they “smash” multiple tech tools (Google and non-Google) together to create a single product demonstrating mastery & rocking out collaboration
Flubaroo for Google Sheets: Add-On Superpowers for Your Assessment   REQUIRES UPDATES! Looking for something more robust than Google Forms/Quizzes?  Look no further…
Believe the Hype!  GAFE + Hyperdocs = Powerful Learning!   HyperDocs are interactive Google Docs that will transform how you teach and how your students learn….
Formative Assessment on FLEEK   Set your formative assessment game ON FIRE with these tech tools!