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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Hacking Google for Education: Education Book Spotlight

This weekend I had the chance to see the authors of Hacking Google for Education: 99 Ways to Leverage Google Tools in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts in action! At their third annual Tomorrow’s Classroom Today Conference, authors Brad Currie, Billy Krakower and Scott Rocco shared some of the big ideas in their book and led a special […]

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15 Fantastic Virtual Reality in Education Resources

This week I had the chance to lead a virtual reality lesson with a group of second graders. It was absolutely amazing to see the students spinning around and looking side-to-side as they explored the top of a mountain and the bottom of the ocean. On this 360 Thursday I wanted to share some of […]

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Fog Stone Isle Math Games Gear Up to Combat Summer Slide

Last year I shared a special fraction game for students called Fog Stone Isle from the folks at Cignition. They’ve developed an online virtual world to help students in fifth and sixth grade master fraction concepts. With summer break approaching, the Cignition team is working hard to make sure teachers have…

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10 Free and Low-Cost Math Apps and Math Websites

From content consumption to content creation, there are many ways to use mobile devices with students. They can create how-to videos for authentic audiences, explain their thinking through screencasting, or use scannable technology in the math classroom, for example. Mobile devices can also be used to help students practice foundational math skills and build their […]

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Recap 2.0 Question and Answer Platform Inspires Student Learning Journeys

Over the past few months I’ve used Recap when leading teacher workshops to demonstrate the power of technology to elevate formative assessment practices. Well the folks at Recap haven’t just upgraded their awesome video reflection tool, they’ve greatly expanded the platform to provide a space for teachers to create interactive…

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6 Reasons to Try Small Group Instruction with Nearpod

As a classroom teacher Nearpod was a go-to tool for both whole group and small group instruction. During my first year of using iPads with students I would often try out a new tool or tech-strategy with a small group before introducing it to the whole class. This week as I visited a second grade […]

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Right Decisions, Right Now Anti-Smoking and Anti-Tobacco Resources

I’m excited to help spread the word about the Right Decisions, Right Now anti-smoking and anti-tobacco resources for classrooms! If you haven’t heard of this initiative, it’s a totally free program full of educational materials for teachers and schools. Targeted for educators working with students in…

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