Organize Independent Reading in Your School with Loose Canon

Independent reading is an essential part of every student’s day. If you’re looking to create a culture of excitement around independent reading at your school, you’ll want to check out Loose Canon. This website helps schools organize student reading choices and gives…

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Revision Assistant from Turnitin Now with Lexile Measures

Earlier this year I shared Turnitin Revision Assistant a formative writing product for classrooms. If you haven’t heard of Revision Assistant before, it was designed to extend the reach of teachers by giving student writers immediate, actionable and substantive feedback. The folks at Turnitin have now partnered with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to…

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7 Must-Try Summer Projects with Adobe Spark

Whether you’re winding down the school year, in the midst of summer planning, or counting down to fall, I have a list of must-try summer projects I can’t wait to share with you! On this list you’ll find classroom activities for students and summer projects for teachers to explore. Since the Adobe Spark tools are […]

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6 Reasons to Lead Your Next Faculty Meeting with Nearpod

Nearpod is one of my favorite teaching tools! As a professional development facilitator it has become one of my go-to tools for leading a discussion, modeling best practices and engaging teachers. If you’re a regular follower of my blog you’ve probably seen me highlight eight ways Nearpod can be used to check for understanding in the […]

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15 Teacher Podcasts for Your Summer Playlist

Last week I finished a day leading professional development for teachers and jumped in my rental car. I was about to embark on a solo drive to visit family who lived a few hours away. Before pulling out of my spot in the parking lot I entered my destination on Google Maps and opened my Podcast […]

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JFK Centennial Leadership Lessons from Apple Education

Today marks the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. The team at Apple Education has curated an amazing set of resources from the JFK Library and Museum that are perfect for classroom exploration. These leadership lessons are designed to help educators inspire students around the world to become leaders in their own community. JFK Centennial […]

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Summer Virtual Cultural Field Trips for Teachers from 51Talk

Virtual field trips have become popular in classrooms thanks to the ease of using technology tools to connect students with places around the world. From a Skype with a partner class in another time zone, to transporting a student to Mars with a 360 video and a virtual reality headset, the possibilities are endless….

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5 Ways To Use Spark Creation Tools To Empower K-12 Learners

This past weekend I had the chance to share tips, strategies and lesson ideas for educators looking to empower their students with creation tools. At the Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference in New Jersey I led a session with ways to use the totally free, BYOD-friendly Adobe Spark creation tools. I first started using the Spark […]

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5 Totally Free Book Creator Webinars for Teachers

I am so excited to announce that I’m joining the awesome folks at Book Creator again this summer to offer five totally free webinars for teachers! These Book Creator webinars focus on five new topics and are perfect for teachers who are completely new to Book Creator or who are ready to take their use […]

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3 Quick Formative Assessment Examples for Teachers

How do you check for understanding in your classroom? When we use formative assessment strategies, we’re on a fact-finding mission. As educators, we work to figure out who understands the teaching point of a lesson, who has mastered a new concept, who needs extra help. Formative assessment happens naturally as we walk around the room […]

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