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4 Ways to Use Thinglink’s Virtual Reality App in Your Classroom

It has been so exciting to see the way virtual reality apps are making their way into K-12 classrooms. They give students a new way to interact with information and Thinglink’s virtual reality app is a great example of this technology in action. One of the reasons I particularly like this tool is how it works with and without a VR headset. This means it’s easy to get started without… Read Article →

9 EdTech Interviews- My Special Series for Channel One News-min

9 EdTech Interviews: My Special Series for Channel One News

Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of blogging for Channel One News. One of my favorite collections of posts from my work with this online news platform is a series of EdTech Interviews. In these interviews I post questions to leaders in the field of education technology all around the world. Each educator shares their own unique perspective on how technology has changed teaching and learning. Here… Read Article →

10 Things You Need to Know About #ScannableTech

10 Things You Need to Know About #ScannableTech

Scannable technology lets users connect content to places and spaces for a variety of purposes. I believe that QR codes and augmented reality can transform teaching and learning when thoughtfully integrated into instruction. This month I had the chance to share my ACES Framework for #ScannableTech integration featured in my new book for Corwin Press, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom at… Read Article →

Digital Writing for Classrooms- Write About Web Tool & App-min

Digital Writing for Classrooms: Write About Web Tool & App

Are you using digital writing tools with students? The team at Write About has developed an online platform and mobile app to help students grow as writers inside and outside of the classroom. I’ve shared their iPad app across the country during professional development sessions on Writing Workshop with Technology with teachers. I’m very excited about their website WriteAbout.com! The Write About digital writing tool gives users access to: hundreds of visual ideas to… Read Article →

DiskoPets Educational Cartoon Game for Kids

DiskoPets Educational Cartoon Game for Kids

Looking for an educational game with cartoon characters? DiskoPets is an online, cartoon-based virtual world designed to provide students with a customizable educational experience. Currently in Kickstarter mode, DiskoPets was created to keep students entertained as they interact with an educational cartoon that includes a variety of content. They will adopt a pet and explore the cartoon world as they move through different games.  … DiskoPets gives students space to be… Read Article →

LibriVox Free Audio Books: Search & Download Classics

LibriVox Free Audio Books: Search & Download Classics

If you read on a digital device you’ve probably searched through the free books category and found books in the public domain. There are many classic pieces of literature teachers and students can download to read for free on their smartphone or tablet. Started over 10 years ago, LibriVox is a fantastic online resource for free audio books – letting users everywhere search and download audio files of classics. LibriVox uses… Read Article →

7 FREE Mobile & Web Tools from the National Archives-min

7 FREE Mobile & Web Tools from the National Archives

Looking for quality, free resources for your classroom? The National Archives apps and web resources are perfect for K-12 classrooms. Teachers can access lots of primary source documents, video clips, and interactive ebooks for students. All of these resources are totally free and you’ll find tools that work on mobile devices and web browsers. National Archives Apps & Web Tools DocsTeach DocsTeach has a fantastic website (in addition to their iOS and Android apps)… Read Article →

6 Ways to Use Book Creator in Science Classrooms-min

6 Ways to Use Book Creator in Science Classrooms

I love Book Creator! It is one of my favorite tools to share with teachers when I visit schools to talk about meaningful technology integration. There are some pretty clear connections to publishing the type of student work we’re used to seeing in English Language Arts classroom. Creating a book to tell the story of a special moment and designing a comic book for an imagined fairy tale are two… Read Article →

Shakespeare eBooks from The New Book Press-min

Shakespeare eBooks from The New Book Press

This month marks Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday and you’re bound to find information popping up about this great playwright. Teaching this 17th century writer to 21st century student can be tough – that’s where Shakespeare eBooks come in play. The The New Book Press’ WordPlay Shakespeare eBook series breathes new life into reading the Bard, by putting a filmed performance next to the text. Now, actors “walk onto the page” making comprehension easier and quicker… Read Article →

Buncee’s Newest Feature Stitching-min

Buncee’s Newest Feature: Stitching A Collaboration Tool for Students

Buckle up! Buncee has some exciting news. This powerful, yet easy-to-use, cloud-based creation and presentation tool has recently added a new feature called clip and stitch. This feature lets teachers combine their students’ slides to create a single, awesome Buncee. Not yet familiar with Buncee? Before diving into the new feature, here’s a quick introduction. Students love its simplicity. In seconds, Buncee puts them in the driver’s seat and engages them in… Read Article →